International Certificate in Intergenerational Learning - 6 week online course

9:00am Tuesday 16th January - 5:00pm Monday 26th February 2018 (As this is the 2nd pilot the course has a reduced fee of £100)

Please note the original start date of Tuesday 7th November has been pushed back to now commence on Tuesday 16th January 2018. This is due to the number of requests we have had from people who requested the course dates be changed to January when work and family lives are quieter. Our apologies to anyone already registered to commence in November for the delay. GWT does however hope the new dates will suit people better and will allow them to spend the amount of hours needed to complete the course successfully.

About the Course
In partnership with the University of Granada, Generations Working Together (GWT) is delighted to be able to offer a second opportunity to participate on this newly accredited on-line course.

The course is aimed at anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of intergenerational work, its purpose, impact and practical application to enable them to apply this within their own work.

This can include occupational therapists, nursery/playgroup staff, primary and secondary teachers, classroom assistants, community learning & development and social care professionals, social workers, sociologists, psychologists, leisure & physical activity professionals, employment advisors, doctors, nurses and healthcare workers, librarians and third sector professionals of all backgrounds, amongst many others.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this online training course students will:

  • Understand what we mean by intergenerational practice and projects and what they can achieve.
  • Understand the ways in which intergenerational practice and projects are of relevance in different contexts and situations and why they are so important in today’s changing society.
  • Understand how intergenerational practice and projects can contribute to more inclusive communities and workplaces.
  • Understand and recognise the importance of monitoring and evaluating intergenerational projects.
  • Understand some of the opportunities and issues, which can arise in monitoring and evaluating an intergenerational project.

Students will be able to:

  • Recognise and put into practice the practical and theoretical understanding they have gained through the course in planning intergenerational projects.
  • Apply the standards of intergenerational work.
  • Successfully create opportunities and overcome some of the challenges, which may arise bringing different generations together.
  • Apply appropriate methods for the monitoring and evaluating intergenerational project.

Closing date for applications: Friday 12th January 2018 at 9am

The course will run over a 6 week period, starting on Tuesday 16th January and finishing on Monday 27th February 2018. The course will consist of three on-line modules and will take approximately 50 hours to complete. Each students will receive support from a named tutor online.

The course is accredited through the University of Granada.

We are offering a reduced fee for this second course (£100) in return for students providing feedback on the course materials which will enable GWT to improve the course content and resources.

Application process
The application process is a two stage process:

  1. Stage one: book your place on GWT website;
  2. Stage two: please complete the ICIL application form below which will be sent by GWT to the University of Granada. Once you have completed the form, please send it by email to Sorina.

To help us provide the best possible support to you, please include a short background statement about your interest and involvement in intergenerational work.


  1. If you are self-paying for this course please provide on the GWT booking system your contact details (name, address, contact tel number).
  2. If your organisation is paying for this course, then, please provide the organisation’s full name, address, contact tel number, the name and the contact/email of the person who will be responsible for processing the payment).

For any further information regarding the payment or the application form, please contact Sorina by email at Sorina or by telephone at: 0141 559 5024

For any further information please contact Alison Clyde, National Development Manager.

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