COURSES FOR PROFESSIONALS

These courses are aimed at those professionals working in organisations such as local authorities, charities or social enterprises. All our professional courses provide full course notes to each participant.

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MAKING GROUPS WORK

This one-day course is aimed at any professional or volunteer tasked with delivering group work regularly in a community setting. It is specifically tailored for those running groups of service users who can be described as “hard to reach”.

The course is delivered in the following formats:

  • Small group discussion

  • Games and activities

  • Larger group feedback 

  • Active participation

Course aims:

  1. To facilitate participants’ understanding of group development and delivery.

  2. To enable participants to explore the challenges of facilitating a group.

  3. To offer a range of solutions and examples of successful group delivery.

Course objectives:

  1. To introduce participants to group theory, and how it relates to their own work with service users.

  2. To present and use practical strategies to encourage engagement, retention and involvement in groups provided in the community.

  3. To explore troubleshooting and issues within groups and identify solutions to common problems.

Appropriate participants:

Professionals and/or volunteers leading or supporting group work. This could include homeless support workers, rehabilitation workers, youth workers, those working or volunteering in community organisations such as Home Start and local charities delivering outreach work in a group environment.

Next course dates:

Monday, 26 September at Possability Place, 14 Windlesham Avenue, Brighton BN1 3AH

Thursday 29 September at Cockpit Arts, Cockpit Yard, Northington Street, London WC1N 2NP

Friday 14 October at Charing Cross Centre, 17-19 St John Maddermarket, Norwich NR2 1DN

Monday, 17 October at The New Roundhouse, 1328-1330 Ashton Old Road, Openshaw, Manchester M11 1JG 

Tuesday, 18 October at The Florrie, 377 Mill Street, Liverpool L8 4RF 

Monday, 31 October at The Strand, Hull CVS, 75 Beverley Road Hull HU3 1XL

To book a place on this course, go to the Book Online section or email enquiries@bemagnificent.uk or call 07986 951154 

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THEM & US: CHALLENGING SOCIAL EXCLUSION

This is a one day course designed to bring together multi agency professionals and volunteers to promote partnership working.  We will examine the causes of social exclusion and its impact along with practical evidenced based strategies for inclusion and involvement in the longer term.  Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a range of activities and examine evidenced based theory to improve their understanding and delivery of work in this area.

The course is delivered in the following formats:

  • Small group discussion

  • Games and activities

  • Larger group feedback 

  • Active participation 

Course aims and objectives:

  1. To examine who becomes socially excluded and why.

  2. To review the impact of social exclusion on the individual and the community.

  3. Provide practical evidenced based strategies for successful inclusion and ongoing engagement.

  4. To offer an opportunity for participants to develop and/or strengthen partnership working in a multi agency environment.

Appropriate participants:

Professionals and/or volunteers leading working with individuals or groups who are described as socially excluded.  This could include foodbank workers, resettlement workers, domestic abuse workers,  homeless support workers, rehabilitation workers, youth workers, agencies and organisations working with families, with older people, BAME communities and so on.

Next course dates:

Wednesday, 5 October at Mid Kent College, Medway Road, Gillingham ME7 1FN


To book a place on this course, please go to the Book Online section, email enquiries@bemagnificent.uk or call 07986 951154

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RESILIENT - SUPPORTING SELF-ESTEEM AND ASPIRATIONS

This one-day course is designed to offer an opportunity for participants to relate theory to their own practice, to experience and review practical activities and strategies for use when working with service users. The course is experiential as well as theory based. The course is designed for participants to share their own experiences in this area as well as supporting the design and delivery of future work for themselves and their teams. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a range of activities and examine evidenced based theory to improve their understanding and delivery of work in this area.

Course aims and objectives:

  1. To increase participants’ confidence, knowledge and skills in delivering work around self-esteem and resilience.

  2. To discuss theory and evidence based mechanisms in this area of work.

  3. To offer participants a range of practical strategies and examples of best practice when delivering work in this area.

  4. To offer an opportunity for participants to develop and/or strengthen partnership working in a multi-agency environment

Appropriate participants:

Professionals and/or volunteers leading working with people on an individual or group basis. This could include teachers and school-based staff, PRU staff, social care staff, domestic abuse workers, homeless support workers, rehabilitation workers, youth workers, agencies and organisations working with people and families.

Next course dates:

Monday, 12 September at Possability Place 14 Windlesham Avenue, Brighton BN1 3AH

Tuesday, 4 October at Cockpit Arts, Cockpit Yard, Northington Street, WC1N 2NP


To book a place on this course, go to the Book Online section, email enquiries@bemagnificent.uk or call 07986 951154

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SAY - SUPPORTING AWARENESS OF YOUNG PEOPLE’S SEXUAL HEALTH

This one-day course explores issues around supporting young people’s sexual health and understanding. We focus on attitudes and values around sex and relationships including the impact on self-esteem and confidence. We also deal with the practical issues around what should be said when – and how – and by who. We also cover where to go for help, knowledge gaps in contraception and STIs as well as covering the law around consent and confidentiality.

The course is delivered in the following formats:

  • Small group discussion

  • Games and activities

  • Larger group feedback 

  • Active participation 

Course aims:

  1. To increase awareness of the promotion and support of positive self-esteem and confidence and the impact of the same on young people.

  2. To increase understanding and awareness of the law regarding consent and confidentiality.

  3. To empower participants to actively engage in conversations with young people about their sexual choices, active decision making and keeping safe.

Course objectives:

  1. Provide opportunities for participants to review and share practical strategies for supporting self esteem and building confidence and its impact on early sex.

  2. To explore appropriate conversations around sex and relationships and when to have them with children and young people.

  3. To discuss and consider information regarding sexual orientation, sexual fluidity and the issues of labelling.

  4. Provide practical information on contraception and STIs and where to go for help, advice and support. 

Appropriate participants:

Professionals and/or volunteers supporting young people. This could include foster carers, youth workers, leaving care workers, teachers and anyone working with young people.

To book this course, please email enquiries@bemagnificent.uk or call 07986 951154

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MAKING TEAMS WORK

This one-day course allows participants to explore issues around team management and leadership. They will examine best practice around leading, motivating, supporting and developing a team in a variety of situations. The course is experiential as well as theory based. It is designed for participants to share their own experiences in this area as well as supporting the design and delivery of future work for themselves and their teams. Participants will engage in a range of activities and examine evidence-based theory to improve their understanding 
and delivery of work in this area.

Course aims and objectives:

  1. To increase participants confidence, knowledge and skills when leading and managing a team.

  2. To examine practical strategies for supporting different kinds of teams including virtual teams, multi-agency teams, multi-sited teams and teams in place.

  3. To use theory to underpin best practice when supporting team development.

  4. To recognize the skills of the individuals within the team and how to support development.

  5. To enable participants to identify and develop their own leadership style and recognise its impact upon their team.

  6. To offer an opportunity deal with issues arising within teams and develop practical strategies and solutions.

Appropriate participants:

Those who are already leading, or preparing to lead any kind of team – which would include paid members of staff or teams of volunteers, or a mix of both.


Next course dates:

Wednesday, 12 October at Mid Kent College, Medway Road, Gillingham ME7 1FN


To book a place on this course, please email enquiries@bemagnificent.uk or call 07986 951154

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MAKING A PLAN: SUPPORTING YOUNG PARENTS

This one-day course is designed to bring together multi-agency professionals and volunteers to promote partnership working. We examine the impact of pregnancy on young people and their children, along with exploring practical strategies for successful engagement and intervention in the longer term. Participants have the opportunity to engage in a range of activities and examine evidenced-based theory to improve their understanding and delivery of work in this area.

The course is delivered in these formats:

  • Small group discussion

  • Games and activities

  • Larger group feedback

  • Active participation 

Course aims and objectives:

  • To explore the issues raised with young pregnancy

  • To examine who becomes pregnant and why?

  • To review what the implications are for young pregnancy on parents, children and community.

  • To identify practical and evidenced based strategies in supporting young parents and their children

  • To offer an opportunity for participants to develop and/or strengthen partnership working in a multi-agency environment.

    Appropriate participants:
    Professionals and/or volunteers leading working with young parents, whether on a one-to-one or group basis. This could include domestic abuse workers,  homeless support workers, rehabilitation workers, youth workers, agencies and organisations working with families and so on.

    To book this course, please email enquiries@bemagnificent.uk or call 07986 951154