Programmes


Group Gateway programme – Accredited Facilitator Training

This accredited course requires pre-requisite domestic abuse knowledge/training.

The Group Gateway Facilitator Accreditation is achieved by:

  • Attendance of one initial training day to begin the process of accreditation.
  • Co-facilitation of one full Group Gateway Programme to gain the knowledge, skills and experience required to provide safe, risk managed Gateway programmes.
  • Attendance of one assessment meeting with Tools4change CIC to support Open Awards portfolio submission (more than one available if required).
  • Completion of an accredited portfolio of evidence, assessed, verified and certified by Tools4change CIC as the Open Awards quality assured centre for learning.

Accredited Group Gateway Facilitator Training – Objectives:

  • Gain knowledge of the structure and content of The Group Gateway Programme.
  • Explore the facilitator role, skills, characteristics and core principles underpinning effective Gateway facilitation.
  • Consider group dynamics and management strategies specific to diverse groups and individuals.
  • Identify Group Gateway Programme risk assessment and safety planning processes.
  • Use evidence and evaluation tools to measure effectiveness of Gateway Programme provision.

Training takes place at The Parade Enterprise Centre, Blacon, Chester CH1 5HN. In-house training is available if required.

Cost - £450.00 per person. Agency implementation of the Group Gateway Programme is licensed annually (£295) per organisation. Ensuring up to date consistent provision of the evidence based Gateway Programme. Each agency  implementing Gateway programme has access to ongoing support and online Gateway updates via our facilitator portal.

For further information email: admin@tools4change.co.uk or call: 07516738703


1-2-1 Gateway Programme Accredited Facilitator Training

This course requires pre-requisite domestic abuse knowledge/training

Tools4change CIC recommends the group setting as the most effective way of raising awareness.  Group Gateway  sessions provide space for mutual support and a shared learning. Best Practice reviews, however highlighted a requirement for 1-2-1 provision. The 1-2-1 Gateway facilitator training provides accreditation to facilitate the Gateway Programme on a 1-2-1 basis for those who cannot  or would rather not attend a group setting. 

The 1-2-1 Gateway Facilitator Accreditation is achieved by:

  • Attendance of a two day initial 1-2-1 Gateway Facilitator Training.
  • Collating portfolio evidence from facilitation of five 1-2-1 Gateway sessions.
  • Attendance at an assessment meeting with Tools4change CIC to support Open Awards portfolio submission (more than one available if required).
  • Completion of the accredited portfolio of evidence, assessed, verified and certified by Tools4change CIC as the Open Awards quality assured centre for learning.

Accredited 1-2-1 Gateway Facilitator Training – Objectives:

  • Explore the concerns and expectations of both  facilitators and service users before and during 1-2-1 Gateway sessions.
  • Consider the principles of creating a environment which safeguards privacy of personal experience.
  • Develop and apply session guidelines for effective provision of programme content.
  • Identify and manage both facilitator and service user behaviours and beliefs.
  • Understand and implement ongoing risk management procedures for safe Gateway provision .
  • Use evidence and evaluation tools to measure Gateway impact and effectiveness.

Training takes place at The Parade Enterprise Centre, Blacon, Chester CH1 5HN. In-house training is available if required.

Cost - £465.00 per person. (No additional licence fee required for 1-2-1 Gateway provision).

For further information email: admin@tools4change.co.uk or call: 07516738703


Basic Awareness of Controlling / Abusive Relationships 

Who is the Course for?

This one day training is for those who require a basic awareness and understanding of the scale, dynamics and impact of controlling/abusive relationships.

Course Aims:

The course examines the nature, scale and impact of abusive relationships, enabling participants to understand the dynamics of controlling relationships.

Topics include:

  • The scale of abuse within intimate relationships.
  • Myths surrounding controlling relationships.
  • Tactics and cycle of abuse.
  • Impact on parenting skills and families.
  • Why is it hard to leave – barriers to leaving and accessing support
  • Best practice when responding to disclosure.
  • Good practice – risk assessment, safety planning and signposting to available support options.

Cost -  £40 per person

In house training is available at an agreed cost depending on numbers attending.

For further information email: admin@tools4change.co.uk or call: 07516738703