Championing healthy relationships

and sexual wellbeing

The Esteem network is growing!

During the past academic year, we welcomed 54 new members to the Esteem network of relationships and sex educators, after they attended one of our 4 day Esteem RSE training courses. This means more and more young people are being reached with good quality RSE.

We ran a number of courses in the last year - in Surrey, Luton, Chester, Nottingham, and Northampton - equipping participants to deliver relationships and sex education to young people. The course helps educators:

  • support young people in developing healthy self-esteem and relationships;
  • become confident in talking openly and sensitively about sexual health issues;
  • support young people in developing skills and resilience to deal with the influence and impact of modern technology on relationships and sex (including porn);
  • communicate to young people the importance of making healthy life choices about sex;
  • plan and deliver effective, fun and interactive sessions with young people;
  • and apply best practice and recommended government policy guidelines;

The £250 training fee includes the first year's membership of the Esteem network, including a licence to use Esteem resources and access the members section of the acet UK website. Members also receive ongoing support from acet UK staff, regular updates about relationships and sex education issues, discounts on update training events and conferences, and early access to newly developed resources.

We are also pleased to announce a new development for future courses: the 4 day Esteem RSE training course can now be completed with accreditation. Working with the Open College Network, acet UK can provide trainees on the 4 day course with the opportunity to achieve an accredited level 4 award, 'Teaching relationships and sex education' for an additional fee of £50 per person. This award is designed for new RSE educators to help support their development and demonstrate their capabilities in the field of RSE. Completion of this level 4 credit award requires learners to complete two small assignments based upon the Esteem training and is subject to formal assessment. Click here to find out about future courses.

Here's feedback we received this year from participants who attended the 4 day Esteem RSE training course:

"Excellent presentation – high quality and delivered with humour and seriousness where needed. Great ideas for lesson plans."

"So excited to become part of the Esteem network: great resources and access to fantastic experience."

"Very insightful! I’d recommend this training because of the wide range of knowledge we learnt."

"We were able to talk and think about areas, that are challenging to address, in a safe environment with someone with real knowledge and understanding. Such clarity."

"This is one of the most informative & engaging courses, I have been on for long time and I have come away with so many ideas to use with young people."

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