We offer a range of high quality Open College Network accredited courses for adults and young people. We offer them in-house and in public. Members receive discounts.
We are also a registered learning centre with the Open College Network London Region (OCNLR).This means we can accredit our own and other people's training.
Our courses focus on developing the skills and capacity of young people and adults working in the area of children's rights, advocacy and participation in both statutory and third sector. This includes CROs, advocates, social workers and managers, CICCs, participation workers, IROs, Independent Visitors, corporate parents and other professionals.
We use a variety of teaching styles to support learners to achieve their potential. Many of our training team are care experienced.
All accredited courses are fully assessed and verified. This ensures that delivery standards remain
high and that learners get the support they need to achieve their potential.
We run a number of public courses and workshops, including:
- Professional Independent Advocacy with Children and Young People
- Participation - the Positive Involvement of Children and Young People
- Understanding Children's Rights
- An Introduction to Advocacy for Disabled Children and Young People
For details of venues and costs see our Events and Courses listings. Members get a 10% discount when they register.
Our 2011/12 Training Brochure is now available here.
Members can get a 10% discount on in-house training
- download a voucher.
We recently launched a new course in Professional Independent Advocacy with Children and Young People (OCN accredited). It's already becoming popular as an in-house whole team alternative to attending public courses - and it's better value. More details in the training brochure.
Members can also jointly purchase our in-house courses. We're happy to help you do this - just ask one of our training team to come along to your next regional meeting and we'll come and tell you more about it.
To discuss how CROA can meet your team or local authority's training needs then contact Jane Menday our National Training Manager. Members get a 10% discount on any of CROA’s bespoke training courses.
Total Respect courses
The highlight of our training package, Total Respect is a national award winning training course developed by CROA and delivered by care experienced trainers. We both deliver it and train other young people and adults to do so themselves.
Total Respect courses are powerful 2-4 day events that challenge assumptions about young people and teach participants how to work together and create better conditions for young people's involvement in service design and delivery.
Corporate parents now use it to improve their ability to listen, respond and include the views of children in their care. Awards include Pavillion Training Awards and TOPSS National Training Accolades.
To talk to us about accreditation, Total Respect or any of our other courses contact:
National Training Manager
T: 07595 217317