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Facilitating Group Learning

Facilitating Group Learning is an SQA Accredited Higher National Unit, one of the optional units in the HNC: Learning and Development and sits at SCQF level 8.

The aim and objectives for this 3 day Facilitating Group Learning Course are:

AIM: To develop the knowledge and skills required to facilitate group learning


  • Explore the requirements for effective group learning
  • Examine tools, materials and exercises that enable group learning
  • To develop an understanding of group development process and group dynamics
  • To be able to facilitate a group learning activity
  • To review and reflect on the group learning activity

This course is for anyone who has to use facilitation skills as part of their work. It will enable participants to effectively facilitate training, all learning and development activities working with committees, boards of management, with volunteers and with staff groups. It will enable individuals to develop facilitation skills “to help a group improve how it identifies and solves problems and makes decisions, to increase the group’s effectiveness” (Schwarz 2002). In addition you will enhance your understanding of group dynamics and group management.

NB. The Facilitating Group Learning unit it one of the units in the HNC: Learning and Development and if complimentary to the Planning, design and delivery of learning unit.

Evaluation comments on what people found useful in the course:

  • Learning the difference between facilitating and training and feel able to present with more confidence
  • Analysing group dynamics and roles people play, tools for feedback to groups
  • Networking, examining and comparing my work with other facilitators, comparing styles, new facilitating materials.
  • Learning to plan to take a group and overcoming fear of facilitating

The cost of the course is £299 per person, book online for 5% discount bringing cost to £285.

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