Dietetic Support Work Force: Enhancing Teaching Skills for the Delivery of Group Education

This one-day course is a mix of theory and practice. It will consider the importance of group education, acknowledging the approach's pros and cons and providing a step-by-step guide to preparing a group education session.

Participants will think about groups from a service user perspective, consider how people learn, and explore the skills required to facilitate learning. The course will also cover strategies to manage some of the challenges faced when working with groups.

Several activities will be featured, to encourage thinking about planning, carrying out, and evaluating group education sessions. Activities include whole group discussions, small group work, and some individual reflection. Participants will leave the course having considered group education already involved and how to build upon facilitation skills.


The aim of the one-day course is to

  1. Provide an overview of best practice in group education design and facilitation.
  2. Provide an opportunity to enhance teaching skills, through a range of activities, role-play, feedback, and reflection on practice.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the one-day course you will be able to:

  • Understand the steps in the process of designing, delivering, and evaluating group education.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of effective group facilitation skills, including communication.
  • Understand the factors that impact upon group formation and dynamics.
  • Recognise aspects of best practice and poor practice in managing challenging behaviours within group settings.
  • Identify your level of competency and areas for improvement in group session design and delivery.

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