Train the Trainer for colleges

Stonewall works closely with further education colleges to provide support, guidance and training to tackle homophobic bullying and celebrate difference.

This year we will be holding our first Train the Trainer course for colleges. This is specially designed to give college staff the right tools and skills to train other staff members to tackle homophobic bullying and celebrate difference within colleges.

Train the Trainer for Colleges - Wednesday 2nd April - London - BOOK NOW 

Course objectives

  • Learn practical techniques to train other staff to tackle homophobic bullying and celebrate difference.
  • Gain an overview of the current state of homophobic bullying and its impact on pupil achievement and college performance.
  • Find out how to meet your Ofsted and legal requirements under the 2012 inspection framework and the Equality Act 2010. 
  • Be inspired by best practice from other colleges.

Tickets cost £400 + VAT, with a second ticket per college half price, and include lunch, refreshments and a twelve-month programme of regular feedback and evaluations from us to track your progress. Moreover, if your college is already a member of our Diversity Champions programme, attending the course means you will receive College Champions membership.

Why join?

  • Homophobic bullying exists and impacts on students’ achievement and attainment
    The School Report, a survey of more than 1,600 secondary school and college students in 2012 by Stonewall and Cambridge University, found that one in five lesbian, gay and bisexual college students experience homophobic bullying and 99 per cent hear the phrases ‘that’s so gay’ or ‘you’re so gay’ in college. Three in five gay young people who had experienced homophobic bullying said this had an impact on their work. The Skills Funding Agency found a quarter of 19-21 year-olds had experienced bullying in adult learning due to their sexual orientation and a significant proportion of gay students don’t feel safe in their learning.

  • Homophobic bullying deters talent
    Many gay young people considering further education will have experienced homophobic bullying earlier in their studies, and a third of gay students change their future educational plans. For these reasons gay students are most attracted to those providers who are proactive in promoting diversity and creating a supportive learning environment.

  • Ofsted expect colleges to be doing this work
    The new Ofsted inspection framework for further education and skills, which came into effect in September 2012, measures what colleges are doing to make sure all students receive appropriate and timely information, advice and guidance which supports learning effectively and how equality and diversity are promoted through teaching and learning.

  • The Equality Act requires further education colleges to take proactive action
    The public sector Equality Duty means all colleges need to tackle issues such as homophobic bullying, discrimination and harassment and set equality objectives for the college.

Unsure about anything? Please email alex.newton@stonewall.org.uk or call him on 0207 593 1862.


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