As part of many of the projects we work on, WSA Community Consultants provides training to help its clients achieve their goals. This may involve group sessions or one-to-one capacity building.

Community-focused training courses

WSA Community Consultants’ training programmes are based on our extensive experience, and we have worked to develop a range of courses for a wide variety of people who work with communities, including those in local authorities, housing associations, health and the voluntary sector.

The courses listed below are being delivered by Community Works Training, which is a partnership between Mandy Wilson and WSA Community Consultants. 

WSA also offers tailored training and can work with you to design and deliver the bespoke training that you need for your organisation or group. All our current courses are certified under Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

Our courses

An Introduction to Community Development

Aimed at those just starting out in community-based work, this course looks at the values and principles that underpin good community development. It provides an opportunity to explore and reflect on practice and the impact it has on communities. People looking to incorporate community-development processes into other roles have also found this course valuable.

> Course outline (PDF)

Community Development for Experienced Practitioners

An opportunity for those with experience in a community-development role to deepen their understanding of what they do, why they do it and how they do it.

This course links theory and practice, and provides an opportunity to reflect on participants’ roles and community outcomes.

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How to Engage with Communities

Designed for community-engagement practitioners who want to use creative methods of engagement and facilitate community-led development.

People in a variety of roles that require facilitation and engagement skills and methods will find this course useful.

> Course outline (PDF)

Evaluating Community Development and Measuring Change

Designed for people who work with community groups, projects or programmes, this training helps participants develop a clear understanding of community-based evaluation. It also provides some practical tools to strategically plan and evaluate.

> Course outline (PDF)

Training the Trainers:
Peer Training and Facilitation

Participants will gain a clear understanding of what they need to put in place to deliver a positive training experience, as well as considering different learning styles and how to create a productive learning environment. They’ll consider the facilitation skills needed to help in the role.

Working in small groups or individually, participants will have the opportunity to practice delivering an aspect of training to the rest of the group. Constructive peer feedback will be encouraged.

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To sign up for one of our courses or to discuss bespoke training, please get in touch:

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