Research shows that having highly skilled facilitation of staff learning leads to improved outcomes for children.

Advanced Facilitator Training

Part of the National College Facilitation Framework our Facilitators bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to QTL programmes


2 day course - date of next course has not yet been finalised


20 Places


£300 (free for QTL qualified facilitators)

Facilitators: Jonathan Hannam, Independent Educational Consultant and Dr Iain Barnes, QTL Lead and online facilitator.

This course is aimed at :-

  • Experienced facilitators currently leading QTL leadership programmes who wish to further develop their practice,
  • School leaders who have completed the QTL 2 day entry level Facilitation Course.

The course will involve :-

  • Articulating your philosophy of facilitation
  • Developing knowledge and understanding of the underpinning principles of adult learning, including the work of Mezirow, Illeris and Blaschke and their contributions to pedagogy, andragogy and heutagogy
  • Undertake a 360 on your facilitation competencies at the start and end of the programme
  • Applying this theory to develop facilitation at an outstanding or advanced level
  • Use the National College facilitation competency framework as a development tool for yourself and others, and to observe and give feedback
  • Set up a learning in action project to extend your theoretical understanding into practice
  • Reflect on your learning and use that to formulate a personal development plan to improve your practice further



  • Deepen and extend facilitation skills, knowledge and understanding
  • Compare and evaluate theories of adult learning to positively influence practice
  • Design a facilitated session to develop competencies identified through the 360, reflecting on impact and progress
  • Develop skills at giving high quality non-evaluative feedback to other participants

Learning processes will include: modelling, peer feedback, reading, enquiry, instruction, practical application and facilitation