New NCCPE training booking open now

The NCCPE is delighted to launch a new suite of training opportunities to support the development of high quality engagement work. Whether you are a researcher, engagement professional or senior leader, we have something for you. Bookings are now being taken for Autumn 2019 onwards.

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What courses are available?

The NCCPE will work with your institution or organisation to deliver on-site training for groups of up to 40.

We work with a group of highly experienced trainers and public engagement experts who, together with our in-house training team, deliver our training courses across the UK. Find out more about our training team.

We offer six tried and tested training courses, including:

High Quality Public Engagement

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to examine a series of frameworks and tools that can be used to develop high quality public engagement. In applying these tools - through case studies, activities and discussions - delegates will develop a more strategic approach to their public engagement practice.

Enhancing impact case studies for REF2021: public engagement

An opportunity for participants to work on their own case study in a facilitated environment, with guidance, paired feedback, group thinking and specialist knowledge provided by the NCCPE. 

Evaluation: developing your approach

This interactive course will encourage participants to think about why evaluation is important, look at ways to get started, explore different techniques, and consider what findings can be unveiled. With an emphasis on how to conduct evaluation, this programme of practical activities and discussions will help demystify evaluation and find the fun in revealing and identifying effectiveness.

Working in partnership: researchers /public engagement professionals

Partnerships are a key part of the engagement landscape and can take many forms. Whilst working in effective partnerships can bring many benefits to both parties, such as increased perspective, higher quality and relevant research, how do you get started? And how do you ensure that the partnerships you develop are effective for all involved?  

Introduction to community engagement

This course provides an introduction and overview of what’s involved when working in mutually beneficial research partnerships with communities. It sets out to help participants decide if it’s the favoured approach for them and their community partners.  

Community engaged research

This one-day course is aimed at those actively involved in research with communities. It provides participants an opportunity to reflect on and critique their practice within the wider context of Community Engaged Research (CER), with others keen to develop their approach further.

Why train with us?

  • Tried and tested training - our training has been developed through an extensive process of piloting and evaluation to ensure that it meets the needs of participants

  • Knowledge and experience - as the national centre, the NCCPE draws upon a breadth and depth of prior experience, and works with a group of associate trainers with extensive experience and expertise across the spectrum of public engagement 

  • Networks, connections, and resources - our place within the public engagement with research landscape is unique; as such we are well-placed to signpost delegates to a range of networks, both local and national, and draw upon our connections with funders and policy makers to ensure that our training speaks to current agendas

What next?

You can complete the following enquiry form or visit our training page to find out more. If you have any questions, please get in touch with

Please note, we are usually booked up at least 3 months in advance so do get in touch soon if you would like to organise training for the 2019/2020 academic year.