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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

23 July 2024 to 24 July 2024
Comprehensive training and support programme for teachers in Metro North.
24 July 2024

Embark on an immersive learning journey with our Basic Concepts Programme (BCP) Workshop Series! 

25 July 2024

Embark on an immersive learning journey with our Basic Concepts Programme (BCP) Workshop Series! 

30 July 2024

Embark on an immersive learning journey with our Basic Concepts Programme (BCP) Workshop Series! 

01 August 2024

Embark on an immersive learning journey with our Basic Concepts Programme (BCP) Workshop Series! 

27 August 2024 to 28 August 2024
Comprehensive training and support programme for teachers in Metro North.
10 September 2024 to 11 September 2024
Comprehensive training and support programme for teachers in Metro North.

'Definitely exceeded my expectations. I see that the BCP can have far reaching consequences if implemented optimally. We were told the how and why of implementation rather than the what.' (Metro Central, 2012)

Central Training 2012

Die Basiese Konsepte Program het my self vertroue weer op gebou. My taal gebruik en my manier van dinge doen het ook verander. Ek is baie bly en gelukking om deel uit te maak van die Basiese Konsepte Program.

Pixley Kaseme: Training Sessions 1+2

‘It was one of the best training sessions that Metro North has presented….’ (Metro North, 2009)

Teacher Feedback

‘I thoroughly enjoyed this workshop as I was given the opportunity to work with learners … while being guided. The trainer demonstrations with the learners were an excellent idea. This workshop has been a success as I can now see what our learners lack. It made a lot of sense.’ (Metro South, 2009)

Teacher Training

This is an excellent programme that can benefit any learner or educator.

Metro Central (2013): Training
Metro Central Education District

Encourages children to be observant and provides opportunity for building language skills - from basics to more complex.

Public Open Training, Cape Town (2014)