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Want to develop the skills to support the implementation of Active Support in your organisation

25-27 November 2019, Birmingham

In supporting people with behaviours of concern to be involved in their day-today life, Active Support is a key primary prevention intervention within a PBS framework.

To provide effective Active Support staff need practical coaching as well as classroom learning. This coaching needs to be provided by Practice Leaders who are present in the service. Practice Leaders need to be able to role model and demonstrate good Active Support as well as being competent to observe staff and provide them with constructive feedback, in order to develop staff skills.

This is an intensive ‘train the trainer’ course which aims to skill up successful delegates so that they are able to train Practice Leaders in their organisation to coach staff in providing Active Support.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the three day course delegates will:

  • Have refreshed their knowledge and understanding of the theory behind Active Support 
  • Understand the importance of Active Support as a primary prevention strategy within a PBS framework
  • Be familiar with the content of an Active Support interactive training programme to be run by Practice Leaders for staff
  • Have explored staff learning styles
  • Have considered how to deal with potential resistance from staff
  • Have practiced delivering presentations from the training programme
  • Understand the principles of coaching and practiced their coaching skills
  • Understand how to model, demonstrate, observe and provide feedback
  • Have practiced developing the coaching skills of a Practice Leader 
  • Be able to train Practice Leaders in their organisation to coach staff in the use of Active Support.


This three day course involves classroom learning, practice of techniques, homework, assessment and a work based assignment (written report). 

Assessment throughout the course will be of delegates’ presentation skills, coaching skills, feedback skills as well as knowledge and understanding. All elements must be successfully completed before delegates can deliver the programme in their organisation.


Day 1 (9am — 5pm)

  • Familiarisation with the materials (course plan, presentations, worksheets) that Practice Leaders (or themselves) will use when delivering a one day basic Active Support training course for staff. Consideration of staff learning styles and dealing with resistance.
  • Coaching techniques and process, including practice giving feedback.
  • Homework: Prepare a five minute presentation of any of the materials from the basic Active Support course


Day 2 (9am — 5pm)

  • Presentations (see Day 1 homework)
  • Interactive Training, practicing the coaching skills of the Practice Leader. 
  • Homework: Prepare Active Support scripts


Day 3 (9am — 4pm)

  • Interactive Training, continuing to practice the coaching skills of the Practice Leader. 
  • Considerations when running a ‘train the trainer’ course.
  • Practical implementation of Active Support training and in-service coaching.


Workplace Programme courses

You could consider maximising the impact of the Coaches Programme for your organisation by choosing the workplace option: you provide the venue and up to 10 delegates, and the facilitator will focus on the specific needs of your organisation. Contact us to discuss this option.

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This event has been CPD Certified

Attendance will allow you to gain CPD points towards your Continuous Professional Development requirements.

How to book a place at this event

Book online

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Use the booking form

Download the booking form above, fill it in online, save and send to us by email to learning@bild.org.uk, or fill in the form by hand and return by fax to 0121 415 6999 or post it to:

BILD Birmingham Research Park, 97 Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2SQ.

More information

For more information please call the Events Team on 0121 415 6970

Event Price:

Member price: £495 + VAT

Non Member price: £550 + VAT 

Price includes refreshments, all course materials and materials to use in workplace.