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Training Workshops For Mediators Of The Basic Concepts Programme

Training workshops for mediators of the Basic Concepts Programme© are open to educators, educational therapists and parents. Training is of a high standard and fully equips participants to implement the BCP within a supportive framework. Much of the training is experiential, utilising methodologies such as group work, learner demonstrations and role-playing.

We have recently started to provide live virtual training opportunities that are in keeping with our high-quality training philosophy. Click here to express an interest in our live virtual training courses.

See below for more information about forthcoming courses.

Distance Online Training

BC Online Training: Introductory -Part 1

BC Online Training:  Mediator Training - Part 2

In this course, participants are provided with a detailed overview of the Basic Concepts Programme (BCP) and its main components. The participants are exposed to the rationale and main theoretical principles of the programme.  The importance of developing a higher-order language for learning is discussed as well as its relationship to the child's conceptual and cognitive development. Participants will also be given detailed information on how to build on their knowledge beyond the course and how to become a mediator of the Basic Concepts Programme.

Build Your Own Training

Institutions and private groups of 5 or more can build their own training to become mediators of the Basic Concepts Programme©. This allows the flexibility to build a unique training focusing on the needs of the institution or group. The training is offered in a face to face or virtual format.

Become a Certified Mediator

The course is open only for trained mediators of the BCP. While the certified mediator course might vary in format and length, the course aims to support new mediators to take the first step at implementing the programme. Work with learners is submitted before the support sessions which can be conducted in an individual or a group format. The training is offered in a face to face or virtual format.

Mentor Training

Learn how to support BCP mediators implementing the programme for the first time. The training is only open to certified mediators of the BCP and is offered in a face to face or virtual format.

Upcoming training

22 June 2021

Training and Mentoring Programme

The teachers in Frances Baard District have been divided into six clusters of about 10 teachers per cluster.

23 June 2021

Training and Mentoring Programme

The teachers in Frances Baard District have been divided into six clusters of about 10 teachers per cluster.

10 August 2021

Training and Mentoring Programme

The teachers in Frances Baard District have been divided into six clusters of about 10 teachers per cluster.

11 August 2021

Training and Mentoring Programme

The teachers in Frances Baard District have been divided into six clusters of about 10 teachers per cluster.

16 August 2021 to 20 August 2021
Making a difference to all Grade R learners in the Northern Cape
13 September 2021

Training and Mentoring Programme

The teachers in Frances Baard District have been divided into six clusters of about 10 teachers per cluster.

14 September 2021

Training and Mentoring Programme

The teachers in Frances Baard District have been divided into six clusters of about 10 teachers per cluster.

11 October 2021 to 15 October 2021
The final year of Phase 1 - The project was delayed by one year because of the COVID-19 pandenmic
26 October 2021

Training and Mentoring Programme

The teachers in Frances Baard District have been divided into six clusters of about 10 teachers per cluster.

27 October 2021

Training and Mentoring Programme

The teachers in Frances Baard District have been divided into six clusters of about 10 teachers per cluster.

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Thank you for introducing me to this "life skill". It is wonderful that there is also an online, interactive, support system with resources available. 

Metro Central Training: Western Cape Education Department (October, 2015)

Now I can help the learners from our poorer areas to verbalize for themselves…  they are becoming more confident and starting to love their educational journey.

Metro Central (2013); Training

I had an idea what the course would be like, but it was much more than what I had expected.

Metro Central Training: WCED (February, 2015)

It was a weekend to remember… I had enough time to make plans for things at home. Thank you, it was a joy to listen to someone so passionate about his work.

Die Bron Primary School: Visit 1

I really cannot wait to start- I want all my children to be Grade 1 ready at the end of this year.

Metro South Training, Western Cape Education Department, 2015

It is a method of teaching…to establish the basic foundations or building blocks in order for children to make sense of the environment around them.  

Die Bron Primary School: Visit 1