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Online teacher training in relationships and sex education (secondary) 8th June [SOLD OUT]

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acet UK's Esteem teacher training in relationships and sex education (RSE) equips participants to deliver RSE to young people of secondary age. This one day course has been written specifically for teachers to provide up-to-date RSE in line with the 2019 government guidance on relationships, sex and health education. 

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We have worked hard to ensure that, during this time of lockdown, the online version of our training in as interactive and effective as our face-to-face courses. However, in recognition that meeting people face to face can be really valuable for learners, once we are back to running training courses in person, we will arrange optional, free, one-day, in-person, update training events for anyone who attended the video conferencing version of our RSE training courses during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

From September 2020 the UK government has ruled that relationships and sex education(RSE) will become statutory in all secondary schools in England.

To help schools prepare for this, our 1-day teacher training course is aimed to equip teachers with the vital skills and knowledge they will need to be able to deliver high quality and effective relationships and sex education.


This course is designed for secondary school teaching staff, anyone with a teaching qualification, or anyone training to become a secondary teacher. 

The course will allow you to:

  • Support young people in building healthy self-esteem and respect for themselves and others
  • Support young people in developing healthy relationships
  • Develop confidence in talking openly and sensitively about sexual health issues
  • Support young people to develop 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
  • Apply best practice and recommended government policy guidelines


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acet UK has over 30 years experience in providing school-based education on relationships and sexual health topics. Our Esteem materials and training have been used in hundreds of schools and last year over 35,000 young people benefited from our materials.  

This training day will be facilitated by Paul Semakula and Gareth Cheesman.

Paul is acet UK’s accredited RSE training coordinator for London and the South, and the schools’ worker for London. Before working for acet UK, Paul was working with young people across a spectrum of ages, contexts and capacities. Paul has a wealth of experience of working in secondary schools having delivered RSE lessons to thousands of young people. Paul holds a level 3 award in education and training, and runs training for teachers, youth workers and counselors in RSE delivery. 

acet UK's Esteem network director, Gareth was originally trained as a JNC validated youth worker before moving into teaching relationships and sex education. Gareth has a decade of experience teaching relationships and sex education, is an accredited trainer and is currently finishing a Masters in Public Health.


OPTION 1 - training with Esteem network membership and access to resources:

Select the £180 training fee if you would like gain access to our full core range of RSE teaching materials, including the two 6-session, targetted programs, the Boys' Project and Girls' Project. This £180 training fee includes one person's first year's membership of our Esteem network of RSE educators.

Additional benefits of network membership include:

  • Discounts on update training events
  • Discounts on Esteem conferences
  • Regular updates about relationships and sex education issues
  • Ongoing support from acet UK staff
  • Early access to newly developed resources

OPTION 2 - training fee only:

If you only wish to access the training course, then please select the £125 training fee.


Whichever option you choose, we will post you a package of RSE resources to use during the video training, including a copy of #IsItOK?

If you are wanting to book on a team of teachers from the same school, please contact Gareth at gareth@acet-uk.com to discuss a discounted rate.

The training day is scheduled for 

  • Monday 8th June 2020 (9:30am - 4.30pm)

If you have any questions, please email Gareth at gareth@acet-uk.com.


The technical requirements for learners to attend include needing a computer and webcam, with access to Zoom or a phone or tablet with the same capability. You can learn more about the free video conferencing software Zoom and can sign up, for free, at https://zoom.us/. If you are a first time user of Zoom, you will have the opportunity to have a go with the software before with the lead trainer. Just email paul@acet-uk.com if you would like to test zoom before booking your place on this online course. 

June 8th, 2020 9:30 AM through  4:30 PM
Online Zoom video conference
United Kingdom
Event Fee(s)
Fee per person - training, first year membership (including access to Esteem manual of teaching resources) & free copy of #IsItOK? £ 180.00
Fee per person - training only & free copy of #IsItOK? £ 125.00

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