Train with us

Family Links trains practitioners to work confidently and effectively with parents, families and in schools. As one of the UK’s leading providers of emotional health training, over 11,500 practitioners and 8,000 school staff have attended one of our courses.

Family Links delivers innovative, high quality training in the Nurturing Programme to health and social care services, third sector organisations, schools and universities. The Nurturing Programme is the approach that underpins all our work and is designed to provide adults and children with the understanding, skills and ability to lead emotionally healthy lives, build resilience, empathy, self-esteem and support positive relationships.

We have programmes suitable for parents of children from -9 months to 18+ years

Discover all our training courses

Family Links trained Parent Group Leaders in Stevenage show off their certificates.

Training Calendar (Working with Parents)

Join us at one of our national training venues

Below you will find the latest training dates and links to book individual places on our courses around the UK:

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Parent Group Leader (PGL) training course

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27th, 28th, September & 4th, 5th October 2017LeedsMake your booking
2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th November 2017OxfordMake your booking
15th, 16th, 22nd & 23rd November 2017PrestonMake your booking
29th, 30th November & 6th, 7th December 2017LondonMake your booking
24th, 25th, 31st January & 1st February 2018AntrimMake your booking
31st January 1st, 7th & 8th February 2018ManchesterMake your booking
28th February 1st, 7th & 8th March 2018BristolMake your booking
7th, 8th, 14th &15th March 2018LondonMake your booking
13th, 14th, 20th & 21st June 2018LondonMake your booking
13th, 14th, 20th & 21st June 2018BirminghamMake your booking

Scroll down to see specialist training for Parent Group Leaders.

Training for professionals new to the Nurturing Programme

2-day Talking Teens training course
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22nd & 23rd November 2017LondonMake your booking
4-day Welcome to the World training course
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Sorry, we have no firm dates but please do contact Lucy to register your interest and we can also come to you to deliver in-house training.

Working one to one with parents training course
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6th & 7th December 2017CardiffMake your booking
20th & 21st March 2018LondonMake your booking
3rd & 4th July 2018ManchesterMake your booking
Working one to one with parents of Teens training course
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15th & 16th November 2017BristolMake your booking
Understanding Teenagers 1-day CPD training course
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5th July 2018LeedsMake your booking
Working With Muslim Families
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Sorry, we have no firm dates but please do contact Lucy to register your interest and we can also come to you to deliver in-house training.

Specialist training for Parent Group Leaders

Welcome to the World training course for Parent Group Leaders
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Sorry, we have no firm dates but please do contact Lucy to register your interest and we can also come to you to deliver in-house training.

Parenting Puzzle Workshop training course for Parent Group Leaders
Date: Location: Make your booking:
21st November 2017LondonMake your booking
1st March 2018AntrimMake your booking
4th July 2018LeedsMake your booking
Talking Teens training course for Parent Group Leaders
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7th December 2017OxfordMake your booking
22nd March 2018LondonMake your booking
5th July 2018ManchesterMake your booking
Refresher Day training course for Parent Group Leaders
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19th October 2017OxfordMake your booking
28th February 2018AntrimMake your booking
Welcome to the World Refresher Day for Parent Group Leaders
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Sorry, we have no firm dates but please do contact Lucy to register your interest and we can also come to you to deliver in-house training.

Training Calendar (Working in Education)

Below are details of forthcoming workshops for individual places. For more information, please contact Claire

Practical Strategies to Develop Emotional Resilience

For those who wish to find out more about our approach or for staff who have recently joined a Nurturing Schools Network school. This workshop will introduce the research and rationale for supporting the emotional health of pupils and teachers, and will include activities around positive behaviour support; praise, criticism and feedback; and effective communication. This workshop provides participants with all the skills, strategies and resources required to implement effective social and emotional learning in their classrooms. Find out more about our training courses for schools…

Please email Lucy to register your interest.

Understanding Teenagers in School

This 1-day professional development course gives school staff, youth support teams and other professionals working with young people an opportunity to better understand adolescent brain development and its effect on behaviour. The day brings together the latest understanding from neuroscience and developmental psychology and the principles of the Nurturing Programme, one of the leading social and emotional education interventions in the UK.

This professional development course is designed for those working with young people in educational settings and includes strategies to promote resilience and build positive relationships with young people in an educational context. If you are working with young people or their parents in other settings you may be interested in our Understanding Teenagers 1-day Professional Development Course.

Please email Lucy to register your interest.