Intergenerational Training (1 day) for Trainers and Practitioners

Edition 3 - Our one day introductory training course has recently been refreshed and updated bringing new activities and topics to the fore.

Intergenerational work is a proven approach which addresses a range of challenges facing people living across Scotland and the UK and to support Scottish members in developing intergenerational work, the one day training session is offered at a reduced price.

An intergenerational approach is gaining higher profile within the voluntary, public and private sectors and supports the delivery of the Scottish Government’s policies and strategies including A Connected Scotland and A Fairer Scotland for Older people. 

The benefits of intergenerational relationships has been highlighted further by the media and the following television documentaries:

The introductory course is suitable for anyone who would like to know more about connecting the different generations including:

  • Early learning and childcare staff
  • Teaching staff and management teams from primary and secondary schools (private/public and specialist)
  • Community Learning and Development staff
  • Community & charity workers/development officers and managers working with a variety of age groups from young to older people
  • Local Authority staff wanting to embed intergenerational approaches within policy
  • National Government – civil servants wishing to increase their knowledge
  • Volunteers interested in intergenerational work

The course is divided into three areas and covers the following learning outcomes:

What is Intergenerational Practice?

On completion participants will be able to:

  • Describe what intergenerational practice is and how it can be defined.
  • Explain how planned intergenerational work can be relevant to meeting policy aims in different areas of social policy, community development and work with children, families and older people.
  • Explain the relationship between intergenerational practice activities, policy and outcomes.

Bringing Groups Together

On completion participants will be able to:

  • Give examples of how to bring generations together to effectively meet challenges and overcome barriers.
  • Describe the importance of bringing different generations together during a staged process.
  • Demonstrate how to address ageism and stereotyping through a range of activities.
  • Describe and demonstrate how intergenerational activities and projects can be accessible and inclusive.

“Some people are old at 18 and some are young at 90. Time is a concept that humans created.” Yoko Ono

“Aw Dad, you’ve done a lot of great things. But you’re a very old man now, and old people are useless.” Homer Simpson to Abe Simpson

Social Impact

On completion participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the importance of monitoring and evaluating intergenerational activities and projects in a planned way.
  • Evaluate the potential impact which intergenerational practice may have on participants and within communities.
  • Demonstrate a range of approaches to monitoring and evaluation.
  • Describe the issues around participation and involvement in monitoring and evaluation processes.
  • Choose a range of methods for presenting information and the evidence collected during monitoring and evaluation.

GWT is pleased to confirm that the following training courses have been CPD accredited by the CPD Standards Office which aids you in your career progression and advancement.

Benefits of CPD

CPD helps employees keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date. It also ensures that the professional standard of their qualifications and registrations is maintained. Furthermore, it contributes to their professional sense of direction. Completing CPD helps build their confidence and credibility, allows them to showcase their achievements and equips them with tools to cope positively with change.raining courses will be of interest to those who are keen to embed intergenerational approaches within their programme of work.

Participants can request a certificate awarding them with 4 hours of accreditation.


£50 - Scottish members (discounted price)

£70 - International members

£100 - Full cost: Non-member/Private/Public

GWT is keen to deliver courses across the whole of Scotland. If you have a need in your area for training and can host a training course please get in touch with Lorraine George.

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