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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

05 March 2024 to 06 March 2024
Comprehensive training and support programme for teachers in Metro North.
16 April 2024 to 17 April 2024
Comprehensive training and support programme for teachers in Metro North.
18 June 2024 to 19 June 2024
Comprehensive training and support programme for teachers in Metro North.
08 July 2024 to 10 July 2024

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

15 July 2024 to 17 July 2024

Embark on an immersive learning journey with our dynamic 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.

All that I learnt from Day One  I was immediately able to apply in my class the following day… with remarkable results!

Metro South Education District: Teacher Training (February, 2014)

Practical, useful, clear, scaffolded for use in the classroom. Very approachable lecturer and lessening of anxiety through post-workshop contact.

Open Public Training, 2015 (Cape Town)

For me the most effective aspect was the basic teaching model.  When I implemented the model I found that my learners were more focussed when I followed the steps of the model.

Ikwezi: Schools Development Unit, July 2014

It made me look at my teaching in a different way. I am excited to implement what I have learnt.

Metro Central Education District, March 2014
Metro Central Education District, March 2014

I realize that children need to know their basic concepts so that they can develop understanding of the content of the curriculum.

Metro South Education District: Teacher Training, May 2014

Teachers use questions that evoke thinking and inquiry, so that the learners are able to discover and experience for themselves.

Metro South Training, Western Cape Education Department, 2015