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Training pictureOur National Training Programme was launched in 2007 to help increase the quality and effectiveness of mentoring and befriending and is structured around two themes:

  • ‘Getting started’ is our range of courses which cover the essentials of setting up and managing a safe and successful mentoring or befriending project, including the core skills required to be an effective mentor or befriender. These courses will help to ensure that your project is developed in line with the requirements of the Approved Provider Standard (APS) and are suitable, therefore, for both new and experienced practitioners.
  • ‘Spotlight on’ is our range of courses which focus on specific aspects of setting up and managing successful mentoring or befriending projects and the skills development of mentors and befrienders. The courses provide an opportunity for new and existing practitioners to increase their skills and knowledge and explore the good practice in relation to the Approved Provider Standard.

Our training prices are banded to ensure they’re available for everyone and all of our trainers have extensive mentoring and befriending experience. All our courses have been designed to help your project achieve the Approved Provider Standard.

Read about what people have to say about our training

Training special offers

In response to our members feedback regarding the current funding environment, we have put together a range of discount packages (terms and conditions apply) which we hope will make our training and resources more accessible for you and your projects.

Find out more about our full range of discounts

In-house training service

If you are looking for a different course, or would like us to deliver a course at a time and place to suit you, then our in-house training service may be of interest. We also offer specialist in-house training for schools and colleges.

If you have any training related questions or queries, please contact our training department on 03300 882877.


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