UNTRAP (University User Teaching and Research Action Partnership) and the University offer an accredited training programme to prepare service-users, carers and professionals for partnership working in teaching, governance and research. The course equips participants and managers with the conﬁdence, knowledge and skills to engage in and inﬂuence:
- research development and delivery
- professional education and development
- shared decision making in health, social care and higher education.
The course consists of 6 full day workshops, which cover various aspects of user-involvement and partnership working in health and social work:
- Module 2: Partnership: Teaching, Learning and Presenting
- Module 3: Assessment, Selection and Feedback
- Module 4: User-involvement and Partnership working in Research
- Module 5: Involvement and partnership in committee work
- Module 6: Presentations and evaluations
It is also possible to attend module 1-5 on a stand-alone basis.
On completing the course, participants receive a Level 3 or Level 4 ‘User Involvement in Teaching and Research Professional Development Award’ through the Centre for LifeLong Learning at the University of Warwick. The award has 10 credit points. Stand- alone modules do not carry accreditation, but a certificate is issued
The course is facilitated by academics and members of UNTRAP. It uses inter-active teaching methods and encourages discussions based on the experiences of course participants. Support is provided throughout the course.
The price for attending the course is £500 for all six modules/£100 per individual module
If you are interested in this course or an individual module, please register your interest or sign up using the on-line forms. You are also welcome to contact the UNTRAP Co-ordinator, Dr Judy Purkis to sign up or receive more information, by e-mail: untrap at warwick dot ac dot uk or phone: 024 761 51145.
What previous course participants have said:
"The level of learning is practically focused...afterwards, you know what you need to know to communicate effectively"
“Embarking on the course has opened doors for me that I never dreamt possible. So far, I've enjoyed every minute of it and I can never wait until the next session”
"I've added it to my CV and the world has just taken off since then"