This course will provide professionals with an introduction to transgender identities, the difference between sexual orientation and gender identity, what it means to be transgender, and how best to support transgender people. The course will consider some of the barriers and challenges that transgender people face as well as looking at language use and how this affects transgender communities

Learning objectives for the session include:

  • Have an increased knowledge of transgender identity and the differences between sexual orientation and gender identity 

  • Feel more confident about working with/supporting transgender people and families/partners  

  • Greater knowledge of the barriers and challenges that transgender people face 

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the impact of language 

  • Basic understanding of the transition process and the legal processes 

  • Awareness of the link between legislation and practice (Equality Act 2010 & Gender Recognition Act 2004) 

Cost per person for attendance at our In-House training events is £55.00.

Cost for delivery for up to 20 delegates at your own venue is at £450.00 plus travel costs.

In 2015 /2016, the Centre trained over 100 people with this session and of the 109 people trained on average, they rated 9.6/10 that the workshop or training had increased their knowledge of transgender identity. Furthermore, they rated 8.9/10 in agreeing they felt more confident about working with or supporting transgender people because of the session.

Feedback from delegates has been very positive including: 

"I thought there was a great balance between listening to information and interactive activities. This maximised concentration and allowed me to reflect on my previous knowledge, whilst incorporating new information." 

"I liked the frank discussion element, where there were open and honest exchanges between people as I feel it becomes much easier to make progress when being honest and open"

Great training. Made things very clear. Thanks a lot.
Great training leader. … Good energy and enthusiasm.

For further information and a full proposal contact us through the email address training@leicesterlgbtcentre.org at or call us at 0116 2547412