Training & Consultancy

We recognise that your Learning and Development requirements are unique to you and your organisation.

We offer a needs analysis service to help determine the right training and/or consultancy package for your organisation. Participation Works training and consultancy services have been informed through partnership expertise and Big Lottery and DfE funded projects, supporting organisations working with children and young people across the sectors. Within the last 24 months Participation Works training and consultancy services engaged a wide audience of over 4,000 Third Sector and Statutory Sector organisations.

Participation Works have a well-established diverse group of young people and adults who deliver training as Associates, and we have embedded participation of young people in the design and delivery of training and consultancy. Our training utilises a co-training model which makes use of both trainers’ experiences; of training, of life a young person/worker and of participation.

Whether you are a voluntary, community, faith, statutory or private organisation, together we will find the right solution for you. Our high quality, participatory style training has proven results.

Bespoke training
All of our established one-day courses can be delivered in-house, or can be adapted to form an interesting and interactive workshop or ‘taster session’ at your meeting, conference or event. There is something for everyone, covering the essentials of participation as well as specific support for managers, practitioners and young people.

If your needs are more specific we can adapt the exercises used in these established training courses to meet your learning outcomes, and we can design it to fit within your organisations schedule of learning and development.

For organisations that are aiming to embed a culture of participation we can offer a consultancy package of bespoke in-house training and 1:1 support. This package consists of analysis of current participation, skills development (1:1 and group work), reporting and recommendations.

Quotes from delegates who have attend a Participation Works training day:
Meeting young people and learning what they are doing was inspiring”.

Excellent presentation obviously backed up with a wealth of experience and delivered by a champion of youth participation”.

It was very good and motivating”.

Who we work with:
We have helped a number of organisations across the UK to develop bespoke participation training courses and workshops. Some of our clients include:

Voluntary Sector
Action for Kids
BBC Children in Need
Children England
Play England
Prince's Trust
St John Ambulance
Terrance Higgins Trust
West London YMCA
Young Minds
Barnet Voluntary Services Council
Children's Workforce Learning Network
Merton Voluntary Service Council
Nottingham Youth Organisations Network
Voluntary Youth Organisations Network

Statutory Sector
Connexions York and North Yorkshire
Government Office East of England
London Borough of Barnet
London Borough of Camden
London Borough of Haringey Youth Service
London Borough of Lambeth
London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Redbridge Networked Learning Community
Royal College Manchester
Southampton City Council
Well London

Find out more
If you would like more information on how we can support you, contact us or 0207 833 6815.
You can also have a look at our training and events listings for details of upcoming events in your area.

Participation Works is a partnership of…
British Youth CouncilChildren's Rights Alliance for EnglandKIDSNational Council for Voluntary Youth ServicesNational Youth AgencyNCB