Abi SharpComment

Professional Development training courses in the South East

Abi SharpComment
Professional Development training courses in the South East

Artswork are pleased to offer the following professional development courses at subsidised rates, supporting work with children and young people in the South East region*:


Standard rate: £395

You pay: £250

Combining three essential courses for safe working practices when working with children and young people, the 'Artswork Essentials' package is jam packed with up to the minute legislative information, tools for inclusive practice and creative approaches to promoting wellbeing. You will attend three seperate days of training, covering three different essentials for working with children and young people: Prevent, Equality & Diversity, and Child Protection & Safeguarding.

Dates: Thu 15 Mar, Wed 16 May and Tue 10 July

Venue: Cockpit Arts, London

Time: 10.00am - 4:15pm


Standard rate: £150

You pay: £90

“I can’t see how arts and cultural organisations can afford not to attend this course. The information is invaluable!” (Course participant, June 2017)

This workshop aims to support arts and cultural organisations and practitioners to develop and build partnerships with schools. The day will focus on recent changes in the formal education sector, and leave you equipped to build on and develop your offering for both primary and secondary schools.

Date & Venue: Tue 24 April, Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone

Date & Venue: Thu 14 June, BMECP Centre, Brighton

Time: 10am - 4:15pm

What are the 'Artswork Essentials'?

Artswork are keen to support your professional development as a youth arts, culture or education professional working in the South East. They have designed an essentials package to equip you with fundamental knowledge around policy and practice when working with children and young people. Whether you work in focused youth groups or community outreach contexts, Artswork have designed this package to leave you feeling confident and well-informed on current, relevant legislation.

The Artswork Essentials package is comprised of three seperate courses which can be booked individually at your subsidised rate of £90 instead of £150. All three courses will take place at Cockpit Arts in London from 10am - 4:15pm.  For full course details please see links below:


Enhanced safeguarding training for anyone working in the arts and cultural sectors with children and young people. It includes a full update on the Prevent Duty and the part that you play in its delivery. 

Thu 15 March




This course includes an analysis of Arts Council England’s Creative Case for Diversity, and how it might affect you and the areas that you work in.

Wed 16 May




Child Protection & Safeguarding provides a full update on current child protection legislation, including the Disclosure and Barring service, the Duty to Refer and Working Together.

Tue 10 July


Artswork’s Professional Development programme offers arts, culture and education professionals at all levels a practical way of building their skills, knowledge and understanding of work with young people.

These courses are aimed at both new and experienced arts, education and youth practitioners, and cover a wide range of topics.

For further information on any of Artswork courses please contact training@artswork.org.uk | 02380 332491

*This subsidy is available to individuals and organisations working in the south east region, as part of Artswork’s South East Bridge Programme. The South East region is defined as covering Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Southampton, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes, Surry, East & West Sussex, Brighton & Hove and Kent (excluding Medway and the districts of Gravesham, Dartford and Swale) Includes lunch, refreshments and certification.