Course Programme


In 2017 it was decided to deliver our training mainly in response to specific requests from groups/organisations.


These groups would then be encouraged to make the training "open" and available to "individuals" who may want to access a specific course. Course fees for 2017 are listed below for your information.

PLEASE NOTE COURSE FEES WILL BE INCREASED FOR 2018 and will be advertised shortly.

Course dates which have already been confirmed and open to individuals in Scotland in 2018 will be listed below.


For further information or to request a course please contact Maureen Wilson

Course Fees for 2017

Course/Presentation Indiv. Charities/Public Sector Private Sector Group
Why Listen? (30 mins)   Donation (any number) Donation (any number) Donation
A Heart to Listen? (2 hours)   Donation £100 (any number) Donation £150 (any number) Donation £100
Connecting Listening with health and wellbeing (day) (Group Booking)   £250 £300 Maximum 20
Effective Listening Foundation (2 days)
Credit Rated
Effective Listening Advanced (5 days)
Credit Rated
Listening in Pastoral Care (day)
(Group Booking)
(Max 24)
Listening for Street and School Pastors (day)
(Group Booking)
(Max 12)

Listening Courses

Effective Listening ADVANCED Course on 11th-13th & 19th and 20th January '18 in Perth and Edinburgh

When:Thursday, January 11 , Saturday, January 20
Where: 11th - 13th January '18 will be residential and take place at:
The Bield at Blackruthven
Perth PH1 1PY

19th & 20th January (non residential) in the Edinburg/Lothian are venue tbc  
This is a five day course which includes a 3 day residential weekend and 2 additional days. The course will build on the skills learned on our 2 day Effective Listening Foundation Course. It is essential for applicants to have already completed this course before applying for the Advanced Course. More details about the course can be found under Course Description --Generic Context - Effective Listening for life health and community ADVANCED.

With the additional components of a practical and 2 written assessments the course also provides the opportunity for participants to gain a Credit Rating -SCQF Level 8 with 20 Credits. This course is credit rated by Edinburgh Napier University but it is not an Edinburgh Napier award. There will be additional cost of £100 for this. Participants will need to have gained the Credit Rating from the 2 day Foundation course SCQF Level 5 with 10 credits.
The cost will include full detailed course notes as a handbook.

To request an application form please contact Maureen Wilson  -
The 3 day residential element of the course will take place at the beautiful setting of the Bield at Blackruthven in Perth. For more information visit

Effective Listening FOUNDATION Course 17th & 24th February '18 in Inverness

When:Saturday, February 17 , Saturday, February 24

​Crocus Group ,Unit 10, 20 Carsegate Road, North Carsegate Road Inverness IV3 8EA



This is a two day course which is interactive and experiential. It will provide participants with the opportunity not only to learn the skills of active listening using a particular approach but also to understand the importance of listening for health and wellbeing.

The course will benefit those who wish to improve their communication skills at home, in work, for CPD or as a foundation for further training. By attaining the required standard on the additional components of both practical and written assessments, participants have the opportunity to gain an SCQF award of credit -  10 credits at Level 5. This programme has been credit rated by Edinburgh Napier University but is not an Edinburgh Napier Award.

It is necessary to attend both days for successful completion of the course. The course will run from 9.30 - 17.00. The cost will include digital handouts following the course

To apply download the application form below or for further information contact Maureen Wilson


Listening Courses within a Christian Context