Training with us

Our approach to learning

Our courses provide a sound grounding in theory, however the emphasis is very much on applying the theory to practice in a social care environment. Discussion of theories and approaches is always clearly linked to practice, using activities including reading groups, class presentations and case discussions. All of our tutors are social work trained and currently engaged in clinical practice as well as teaching. They are therefore able to draw on a wide range of practice examples to assist students in applying theory to their own practice.

How to book

For Tri-borough staff, applications for course places are made via nominations from team managers. 

Partner authorities can apply for places via their systemic lead. Please contact our Operations Manager, Katharine Maskell for further details.

Please note that we do not offer places on our training programme on an individual basis. 

Venue and refreshments

Training takes place at the following venues:

National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)

NCVO
Society Building
8 All Saints Street
London N1 9RL

(located 8 minutes walk from King's Cross and St Pancras stations).

Tel: 020 7520 2404
Visit the NCVO website

We provide hot drinks and water at break times and the venue is close to affordable facilities where lunch and drinks can be purchased. The centre asks you not to bring your lunch into the training rooms, although you are welcome to eat your lunch in the seating area outside the venue.

Kensington Town Hall

Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street
London W8 7NX

Tel : 020 7361 3000
Map of venue 

We provide hot drinks and water at break times and the venue is close to affordable facilities where lunch and drinks can be purchased. There is also an in house café and kitchen area located within the Town Hall; in the Freeman Suite building.

Non-attendance

If you are unable to attend a day of training, please notify your trainer and the Centre by telephone or email (you will receive the relevant contact details on the first day of the course). There is an 80% attendance requirement to complete the Systemic Practice and Systemic Supervision programmes.

Start times

Delegates are asked to arrive 15 minutes before start time to allow for signing in and a prompt start. A regular training day will begin at 10:00am and finish at 15:30. This is subject to change.

Delegates arriving after the start of a session cause disruption to the trainer and their colleagues’ learning, therefore courses will start on time, regardless of how many delegates are present.