Communities and Families training

We offer a range of learning and development courses to

  • council staff working with children and families
  • charities and voluntary organisations
  • partner nurseries
  • independent schools and other authority staff.

Find courses in the CPD Directory


Courses are free to all Communities and Families (C&F) staff unless otherwise stated. 

Child protection, statutory and mandatory courses are free for our partner nurseries, except course CF1540: Child protection level 1/2 update for partner provider centres (nursery and early years).

Voluntary and non-profit making charitable organisations can have one member of staff on a course per establishment for free. Organisations must be registered as a charity with the Office of The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). Other members pay the same rates as those for our partner nurseries below.

Our rates per person are

  • non C&F council staff - £30 per session or £60 per day 
  • partner nurseries - £30 per session or £60 per day 
  • other establishments - £60 per session or £120 per day

Download the charges for group bookings or custom training (PDF, 51 KB).

Book a course

Council staff can find out how to book or cancel courses on The Orb

Non-staff and those without access to myHR should contact us using the details below.

Cancel a course

There is no charge if you cancel your booking. You can cancel a course by contacting us using the details below.

If you don't attend a course you have booked the charge is

  • £50 for a full day
  • £25 for a half day or one session course.

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