Training Programmes


Group Gateway Programme Accredited Facilitator Training

Group Gateway Facilitator Accreditation is achieved by:

  • Pre-existing experience/training in supporting those who experience domestic abuse.
  • Remote or face to face attendance of initial Gateway Facilitator training to begin the accredited process.
  • Co-facilitation of one full risk managed Group Gateway Programme. 
  • Completion and submission of the Gateway Facilitator Portfolio of evidence.
  • Attend one Gateway Facilitator Portfolio Review meeting to support awarding body submission. 

Group Gateway Facilitator Training – Objectives:

  • Gain knowledge of the structure and content of  Group Gateway Programme.
    Explore facilitator role, skills, and core principles of Gateway provision.
    Consider group dynamics and management strategies specific to diverse groups.

    Identify Gateway Programme risk assessment and safety planning processes.

    Utilise evaluation tools to measure Gateway Programme provision effectiveness.

Accredited Training cost is £450 per person and can be accessed remotely via Microsoft Teams or  face to face at The Parade Enterprise Centre, Blacon, Chester CH1 5HN. In-house training is available.

Implementation of evidence-based Group Gateway Programmes requires a £295 annual license fee with access to Gateway resource updates via the online Gateway Facilitator Portal.

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


1-2-1 Gateway Programme Accredited Facilitator Training

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

  • Having pre-requisite domestic abuse experience/training
  • Attendance of remote or face to face initial 1-2-1 Gateway Facilitator Training.
  • Provision of five 1-2-1 Gateway sessions while collating a Facilitator Portfolio of evidence.
  • One meeting with Tools4change to support Portfolio submission to the awarding body.

1 2 1 Gateway Programme accreditation requires facilitators to keep up to date with safe and risk managed Gateway provision content via an online facilitator portal and updating their knowledge of current support provision on an ongoing basis.  

Accredited Gateway Facilitator Training – Objectives:

  • Explore the concerns and expectations of facilitators and service users.
  • Consider the principles of creating an environment which safeguards personal privacy.
  • Develop and apply guidelines for safe provision of Gateway content.
  • Explore strategies to manage individual beliefs, behaviours and responses to session content.
  • Identify and implement ongoing safe, risk management procedures for Gateway provision .
  • Utilise evaluation tools to measure Gateway impact and effectiveness.

Accredited Training cost is £450 per person and can be accessed remotely via Microsoft Teams or  face to face at The Parade Enterprise Centre, Blacon, Chester CH1 5HN. In-house training is available.

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


Domestic Abuse Awareness Training

Who is the Course for?

Those who require a basic awareness and understanding of the scale, dynamics and impact of controlling/abusive relationships.

Course Aim:

To build awareness of the nature, scale, dynamics, and impact of controlling abusive relationships.

Topics include:

The scale of abuse within intimate relationships.

Myths surrounding controlling relationships.

Tactics and cycle of abuse.

Why is it hard to leave – barriers to leaving and accessing support?

Best practice when responding disclosure.

Risk assessment, safety planning and signposting support options.

Cost -  £45 per delegate.

Offered remotely via Microsoft Teams or face to face at The Parade Enterprise Centre, Blacon, Chester CH1 5HN. In-house training is available.

E: admin@tools4change.co.uk or call: 07516738703