A range of courses designed to support those working with children and young people. They are suitable for social workers, foster care, schools, children's homes and other groups and organisations that support children.

We offer a range of courses for those working with children, ranging from first aid to physical intervention, health and safety and managing challenging behaviour.

We are continually adding new courses and have a team of specialists including child psychologists, counsellors, social workers and nurses that can tailor courses to meet your training needs.

If you are looking for something specific let us know. Scroll down for a list of courses with specialist foster care courses towards the bottom.

Supporting Children Courses

Ligature Awareness & Protocol Training

  • In-House Certification
  • 4 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This 4 hour course is designed to give staff skills and confidence to reduce, assess and manage incidents of ligature.

Epilepsy Awareness Training

  • In-House Certification
  • Various
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This course explores the different ways that epilepsy can affect a person and the various potential treatments. It also looks at appropriate procedures for supporting individuals during a seizure.

Understanding Depression and Anxiety Disorders

  • In-House Certification
  • 4-6 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This course raises awareness of the different forms of mood disorders that can affect people and explores the possible biological, psychological and social causes and effects.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • In-House Certification
  • 4-6 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This course explores the key principles of CBT and teaches delegates about its use and methods of application.

PTSD in Children

  • In-House Certification
  • 4-5 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This course explores the causes, symptoms, treatments and impact that PTSD can have on children.

Challenging Behaviour in Schools

  • In-House Certification
  • 1 Day
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This course for staff in schools and child care settings explores the ability to resolve conflict through interpersonal skills rather than force.

Foster Care Training

  • Various
  • Various
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

A range of courses designed to support those working with looked after children. They are suitable for social workers and foster carers and are focused on the needs of LAC within the home.

Managing Aggression & Physical Intervention for Schools

  • In-House Certification
  • Various
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This course covers an introduction to managing challenging behaviour and de-escalation techniques as well physical intervention skills suitable to the school setting.

Managing Difficult Behaviours in Schools, Education and Child Care Environments

  • Various
  • Various

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For teachers, teaching assistants or any school-like organisation or environment with a focus on the safety and support of both children and staff. A range of courses suitable for different age ranges and needs.

Personal Safety for Lone Workers and Non-Care Sector Workers

  • Various
  • Various

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

Conflict Management and Personal Safety training for lone workers: social workers, housing support officers, charity workers, support workers, receptionists, office staff, retail or any customer facing roles

Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) and its impact

  • In-House Certification
  • 4 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This half-day or one-day course equips parents, carers and teachers to identify and act on the signs of child sexual exploitation.

Substance Misuse

  • In-House Certification
  • 4 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

The course is suitable for all carers, social workers and staff who require up to date information on drugs and alcohol issues. It explores the law and good practice guidelines as well as options for support and advice.

Diabetes Awareness

  • In-House Certification
  • 3 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This three hour course addresses the myths of diabetes and information to help care sector staff support someone with diabetes.

Anti-radicalisation and Prevent Awareness Training

  • In-House Certification
  • 4 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This 4 hour training session is a proactive step to demonstrating the commitment of a workplace towards their Prevent duty.

Managing Allegations

  • In-House Certification
  • 4 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This course explores the challenges associated with allegations and complaints against those that care for children and clearly outlines the processes and procedures that should be taken.

Emergency First Aid at Work for Schools

  • In-House Certification
  • 6 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

Covering all Emergency First Aid at Work areas plus asthma and anaphylaxis, this course enables the delegate to act as a first-aider within their school.

Internet Safety

  • In-House Certification
  • 3 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This course helps individuals working with children to be up-to-speed with the on-line threats faced by looked after children.

Basic Counselling Skills

  • In-House Certification
  • 4 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This course explores the key skills used in counselling that are also invaluable to any person in a helping relationship.

Understanding Self Harm

  • In-House Certification
  • 4 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This course explores what self-harm is, who does it and how to recognise potential signs.

Child Trafficking & Dealing with Sexually Abused Young People

  • In-House Certification
  • 3 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This course explores the meaning of child trafficking, exploitation and grooming and teaches delegates how to deal with an instance of child trafficking or sexual exploitation.

Understanding Attachment – Advanced

  • In-House Certification
  • 4 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This course explores attachment theory and attachment patterns that are established early in life with a focus how on the attachment process can affect individual development.

Introduction to Attachment

  • In-House Certification
  • 3 hours
  • Group

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This course is an introduction to attachment theory and explores how it may impact on the relationships and behaviour of children within a care setting.

Safeguarding and Child Protection

  • In-House Certification
  • 3 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This course covers the physical and emotional aspects of safeguarding children, the legal context, and appropriate responses and reporting.

Autism including Asperger’s Awareness in Children

  • In-House Certification
  • 3 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This course helps delegates to understand autism and Asperger's syndrome and how to help support children with these conditions.

ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Awareness

  • In-House Certification
  • 3 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This course outlines what ADHD is, how to recognise it and how to support an individual who displays it for both adults and children.

Anaphylaxis Training

  • In-House Certification
  • 2 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

A specialist course for first aiders, carers, parents and teachers, based on The Anaphylaxis Campaign's Allergy Wise programme which is RCN-accredited.

Paediatric First Aid (1 or 2 day)

  • QA Accredited
  • 2 days
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

Theoretical and practical training in First Aid techniques specific to infants aged 0 to 1, and children aged from 1 year old to the onset of puberty.

Foster Care Training Courses

Safer Caring for Foster Carers

  • In-House Certification
  • 4 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This course enables learners to understand how to assess risk, what children need to feel safe and to develop ‘safer care guidelines’ for a fostering environment.

Challenging Behaviour in Foster Care

  • In-House Certification
  • 4 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This course explores the causes and strategies for managing challenging behaviours with the goal of meeting the foster child’s needs.

Food Safety & Nutrition in Foster Care

  • In-House Certification
  • 3 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This course helps develop an understanding of food safety that is suitable to a home setting and also addresses good nutrition for young people.

Record and Report Writing in Foster Care

  • In-House Certification
  • 3 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This course supports staff to write appropriate and accurate records within child social care roles.

Men in Fostering

  • In-House Certification
  • 3 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This workshop is aimed at male foster carers giving them an environment where they can speak openly and confidentially about their experiences of caring.

Health & Safety for Foster Carers

  • In-House Certification
  • 3 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This course helps carers meet legal standards and provides the knowledge and skills to recognise and reduce common household risks.

First Aid for Foster Carers

  • In-House Certification
  • 2 days
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

Theoretical and practical training in First Aid techniques suitable for infants, children and teens, designed to meet standard 6.7 of the National Minimum Standards for Fostering Services.

Breakaway and Safeholding for Foster Carers

  • In-House Certification
  • 4 hours
  • Group

For a quote, call us on 01476 848 327

This course explores how to apply physical intervention when it is necessary in a way that is legal and respects a child's rights and integrity.

What people say about us

The course was really interesting as a training teacher. I have seen first hand on placement how challenging some children…

Sian, Trainee Teacher
Course: Managing Aggression and Physical Intervention
Andy our trainer was fantastic. He was knowledgeable, informative and fun. He had a great sense of humour and made the course content really interesting.
Nicola Ward, Jay Fostering
Course: Foster Care Training

I think this training should be done by every new foster carer. I regret not receiving this training 10 years…

Kev, Foster Carer
Course: Managing Challenging Behaviour

Great interaction with everyone, gave great tips and advice about physical intervention within the foster care role. Adapted the training…

Anne, Foster Carer
Course: Physical Intervention

Really interesting, I learned lots of new info with great psychological insights. Would love to do more training with this…

Charlotte, Teacher
Course: Conflict Management

Benefits of using Able Training

Reliable
Reliable

We are so confident in our reliability that If we ever have to rearrange a training session at late notice, you get the training at half price! (see our Terms and Conditions for details).

Affordable
Affordable

We always aim to offer excellent value so when you book with us, we give you value for money with high maximum delegate allowances and discount rates for full day or multi-day bookings. All handouts and certification are included in the costs which means there are no hidden fees.

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Enjoyable

Training should help people to think and learn about the subject but people tend to learn more when they enjoy the subject. We work hard to make our courses interactive and engaging to help attendees enjoy their day.

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