COVID 19 Update

Due to the ongoing pandemic we have taken the decision to move all our public courses online until July 2021. Our in-house training is currently also being delivered virtually. However, depending on the latest government guidelines, it may be possible to provide individual organisations with face to face in-house training. Please send us an enquiry for more details. For more information on our response to the current pandemic >> READ OUR PLAN HERE

If the course you would like to book onto is already full please add your name onto our waiting list here.

Loading Courses

ICA:UK’s most popular Group Facilitation course.

This is our core course, taken by more than 200 people each year. You will learn the theory of the Technology of Participation methods and practice using them in a supportive learning environment. The course is interactive and fun, and 93% of Group Facilitation Methods participants rate the course 8/10 or higher.

This course offers:

  • Two versatile Technology of Participation (ToP) techniques for structuring group conversations that work, and making group decisions that will turn into action
  • Interactive course design so that you develop skills, share experiences and gain an in-depth understanding of the principles behind the methods
  • More than 50 years of ICA experience in community development, consensus-building, and participation
  • Recognition by the ILM. Participants are eligible for an ILM Development Award.

More information about this course and the ToP methods is available on the Group Facilitation Methods course overview page.

Times and Dates

The course will be delivered in 8 x 2.25 hour sessions, with two sessions being held each day, spread over two weeks. The morning session will be from 09.30 to 11.45 BST, and the afternoon session from 13.00 to 15.15 BST. Please ensure you can attend ALL the dates below both the morning and afternoon sessions.

There will also be an optional 90-minute surgery with your trainer to be scheduled after the course for you to discuss your learning and anything you need help with.

Day 1 – Mon 13th Sept > 09:30 – 11:45 & 13:00 – 15:15

Day 2 – Wed 15th Sept > 09:30 – 11:45 & 13:00 – 15:15

Day 3 – Mon 20th Sept > 09:30 – 11:45 & 13:00 – 15:15

Day  4 – Wed 22nd Sept > 09:30 – 11:45 & 13:00 – 15:15


September 13, 2021 @ 9:30 am BST
September 22, 2021 @ 3:15 pm BST
£450 – £610
Course Categories:


0161 232 8444


The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking "Get Tickets" will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
for participants from public and private organisations.
£ 610.00
for independent professionals and participants from voluntary sector organisations.
£ 450.00