What is Train the Facilitator?
The Houses of Parliament Outreach Service has created a facilitator training programme, supported by comprehensive and flexible resources, to enable organisations to deliver approved quality training.
The aim of this programme is to support organisations and networks that want to access and deliver Parliamentary training, enabling their networks, members and delegates to and learn about and engage with the work and processes of Parliament.
The resource consists of 11 modules each including a session plan, group exercises and presentations. Subject areas covered include:
- What is Parliament
- how laws are made
- how to engage successfully with Parliament
- the role of a Select Committee
Course learning and support
The course materials have been specifically designed to be adapted to suit different learning styles and can be either used as a stand-alone tool-kit, or be incorporated into existing programmes of delivery.
Each module within the resource incorporates a significant element of group interaction to ensure that attendees gain maximum value and include suggested background reading for facilitator and delegates, session plans and materials needed for any exercises.
Materials have been designed in accordance with ‘Accelerated Learning’ best practice and ongoing support is available to all organisations that join the Train the Facilitator programme.
Parliamentary Outreach hopes that this resource will form an important element of the work to continue strengthening the critical connection between Parliament and the public.
Organisations can access this programme by attending a two-day training course which will familiarise them with the content of the resource and allow them to experience all the different activities.
The use of this resource is subject to a user agreement and ongoing support is available to all organisations using this resource.
Upcoming sessions for 2014
- 25 and 26 February - Liverpool
- 11 and 12 March - London
- 29 and 30 April - Wakefield
- 27 and 28 May - Stoke-on-Trent
- 24 and 25 June - Taunton
- 22 and 23 July - Chelmsford
- 23 and 24 September - London
- 30 September and 1 October - Wrexham
- 28 and 29 October - Derby
11 and 12 November - Belfast This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. Further details to follow.
- 18 and 19 November - Durham
- 25 and 26 November - Edinburgh
- 2 and 3 December - London
Please note that all places on the course are awarded via an application process, further details available on request.
If you would like to be notified when the 2014 dates are confirmed please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following text in the subject line: Register of interest for Train the Trainer 2014.
Contact and further information
For further information on the Train the Facilitator programme, please contact:
Houses of Parliament
London SW1A 2TT
Telephone: 020 7219 1650