Programmes


Group Gateway programme – Accredited Facilitator Training

This 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 at an 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.
  • Examine the utilisation of group guidelines to assist with the management of group dynamics.
  • Consider group dynamics and management strategies specific to diverse groups.
  • 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.

The cost of this programme and all related accreditation is £395 per person. Agency implementation of the Group Gateway Programme is licensed annually (£295) per organisation. This fee entitles each organisation to ongoing support and access to updates of the programme via an online 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.  Gateway  sessions provide space for mutual support and shared learning. However, there is a need for 1-2-1 provision in some situations and attending this programme will provide you with the accreditation to deliver the Gateway Programme on a 1-2-1 basis for those who cannot attend the group setting. 

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

  • Attendance of the two days 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 an 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:

  • Recognise the concerns and expectations of both frontline workers and service users involved in the delivery of 1-2-1 domestic abuse awareness session.
  • Understand the principles of creating a safe environment that enables adults to contribute.
  • Understand the development and application of session guidelines.
  • Recognise and manage service user and frontline worker behaviours and beliefs.
  • Understand and implement the risk management procedures to deliver Gateway safely.
  • 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.

The cost of this programme and all related accreditation is £395 per person. (No additional licence fee required for 1-2-1 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.

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