International Certificate in Intergenerational Practice (ICIP)

What do students think about this course?

‘I can't express how much I value this course and your dedication. I've been sharing my high praise for your work with everyone I know, from Venezuela to Australia. Given the lack of knowledge about intergenerational work, education is crucial. You all are doing an outstanding job! I'm thrilled that I signed up. The course is far more enriching and wonderful than I could have ever imagined.  Thanks a million!                                                                                                             

P.S. I hope to see an increasing number of people enrolling in these courses. They are beneficial for everyone!’

Marisa Toldo - Architect, Founder at SpaceYourPlace and Porto Dome (Student, ICIP Edition 5, 2024).

"All the course leaders made the course accessible and inclusive. The course is thorough and gave me enough knowledge to feel that I clearly understand what intergenerational work means. The modules are well organised with real-world examples which helped to reinforce the learning. I am truly grateful that I found this course as it has opened up a whole new scope of work for me, as I think about what is next in my career". (Student, ICIP Edition 4, 2023).

" So helpful to have real examples of how brilliant intergenerational work can be and to have given me the tools to explore how it might work in my community. Super kind and helpful tutors." (Student, ICIP Edition 4, 2023).

Course: International Certificate in Intergenerational Practice (ICIP)

This course now sits within GWT's own Moodle platform however we continue to run and develop the course in close partnership with the Macrosad Chair of Intergenerational Studies, Professor Mariano Sanchez at the University of Granada. We shall be involving the same team of expert tutors and will be looking to train up new tutors from across the globe to help grow and develop the course over the next few years. The move has allowed greater flexibililty for development and growth and provides an opportunity to build a more up to date platfrom for students.  

Course details:

The course will consist of three on-line modules taking approximately 75 hours to complete over 8 weeks. Each student will receive support from an online tutor.  For additional information about the course, see the Frequently Asked Questions link below.


Scottish Member: £230

Scottish Non-Member: £275

International Member: £230

International Non-Member Normal price £275 

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. Students can complete their studies at times which are suitable to them as long as this falls between the start and finish date.

The course is open to all including: community workers, care home activity coordinators, nursery/playgroup staff, primary/secondary teachers, classroom assistants, community learning & development, 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 and levels.

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.

Additional learning needs

To ensure that students get the most from the course, we recommend that anyone with specific learning needs contact Lorraine prior to the course starting to discuss how they can be best supported.

The course is accredited by the CPD Standards Office who will provide 75 hours of CPD if successfully completed.

Our expert panel of tutors include:

  • Professor Mariano Sanchez (University of Granada)
  • Alison Clyde (CEO Generations Working Together - GWT)
  • Lorraine George (Learning & Development Officer GWT)
  • Bella Kerr (Intergenerational Development Officer GWT)
  • Judith Ish-Horowicz (Apples and Honey Nightingale)
  • Lois Peach (University of Bristol)
  • Betty Good (LINKages Society Canada)
  • Maria Diaz (Health & Social Care)

Course dates for 2024:

Edition 7 - Tues 15th Oct - Mon 9th Dec - Book here 

Course dates for 2025:

Edition 8: Tuesday 21st January - Monday 17th March - Book here 

Edition 9: Tuesday 6th May - Monday 30th June - Book here

Edition 10: Tuesday 23rd September - Monday 17th November - Book here

Additional information about the course:

ICIP leaflet

Terms and Conditions for Training Course Bookings

Frequently Asked Questions