Our free training is designed to give you valuable skills, confidence and greater satisfaction in your role. You won’t have to go far – our training courses are delivered at a venue close to you and also online where possible.
Professional training courses are available to all our foster carers. They’re completely free, high-quality, flexible and straightforward. They’ve been designed to give you valuable skills and help you grow in confidence and knowledge.
Our foster care training has been created to fit around your life. This means you won’t have to go far to find one of our training centres, and you can access many courses from your computer, tablet and smartphone.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, all training has been delivered online, though we may bring back in-person training at local venues for certain courses.
Even more determined and empowered to be able to make a positive difference for a young person who would benefit from this. Positive to start to see additional tools and ways to consider approaching the role. Good to know that there is so much support and resource to help make a success of being a foster carer.
Your training is managed through an award-winning training platform called Shine. This provides you with personalised access to foster care training and lifelong learning. It gives you access to all mandatory and optional courses, and keeps a record of your progress and achievements.
At National Fostering Group, we encourage a culture of lifelong learning. While we’ve focused on training for foster carers here, in fact everyone employed by our parent company has a Shine account – almost 15,000 people nationally, across adult and children’s care! There really is something for everyone, and we’re launching new courses all the time.
We offer overview courses for new foster carers, as well as more bespoke training for specialist types of foster care. Our most popular courses include:
Just to thank you for this chance to learn things I didn’t know and be able to take this on my fostering journey with me. I look forward to completing more courses as a result of this so again thank you.
We’re committed to providing first rate fostering that has positive outcomes for the child. Our goal is to build incredible futures for vulnerable children and young people in the UK.
One way we achieve this is by providing first rate training and making it accessible – it’s available locally as well as online in many cases, and it’s free.
By investing in you, we empower you to give children and young people a safe, supportive and nurturing environment where they can thrive and be happy. It also gives you a great sense of satisfaction in your role as a care professional.
If you have any questions about foster care training, or any other aspect of becoming a carer, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your local team.