NPA Training for Trainers

What does the NPA ‘Training for Trainers’ (TfT) Course offer?

The (TfT) two-day course offers experienced Portage practitioners the opportunity to develop, practice, share and generalise their training skills. 

Successful completion of the course is a first step towards becoming an NPA Accredited Trainer and further information about this will be given on the course.

The course aims:

  • to familiarise participants with the NPA Portage Workshop Training materials.
  • to support participants in analysing the opportunities and challenges of presenting the modules that make up the Portage Workshop. 
  • to give participants the opportunity to practice planning, timing and delivery of a small section of the Portage Workshop as part of a paired presenting team.
  • to offer participants the opportunity to develop, share, generalise, and practice their training skills.

On successful completion of the course participants should go away with:

  • the knowledge and skills to organise, plan and deliver the Portage Workshop to the high standards required by the National Portage Association.
  • NPA Training for Trainers course certificate and information on the next steps to becoming an ‘NPA Accredited Trainer’
  • a personal plan of ‘what next’ after ‘Training for Trainers’.

Who is the course for?

The TfT course is aimed at experienced Portage practitioners who wish to become Accredited Trainers. 

Applicants will need to have a good knowledge of the Portage Workshop curriculum and ideally, will have had experience of co‑presenting on one or more Portage Workshop with an Accredited Trainer.

To qualify for a place applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a professional member of the NPA (or have applied for membership).
  • Have completed a Portage Workshop delivered by an NPA Accredited Trainer.
  • Currently be working in a Registered Portage Service, or have done so within the last three years.
  • Have experience of using the Portage principles.
  • Show a plan of how you will be working towards accredited trainer status on successful completion of the course, with timeframes included.

NB. First priority will be given to applicants with a clear plan for working towards accredited trainer status, working in areas where there are currently no accredited trainers.

There are a maximum of 24 places on the course therefore to share this opportunity fairly places will be limited to one per registered Portage service up to that maximum.  Services are at liberty to send in additional applications which will be kept on a register and considered if any places remain available after the closing date.

For further information or queries contact the NPA Office

Quality Portage Training

The NPA sees consistent, reliable, training as a pre­requisite for the delivery of high quality Portage services. 

NPA Accredited Trainers take on a responsibility to ensure training linked to the NPA and particularly Portage Workshops are of a consistent high quality.
Completion of the ‘Training for Trainers’ course is a first step towards becoming an NPA Accredited Trainer and further information will be given about this on the course.