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Training, Assessments and Supervision

Over the past 10 years the Stanford/EPP model of self-management in England has been underpinned by a set of quality standards called Stepping Stones to Quality (Ss2Q).

Ss2Q is a voluntary self-assessed code of practice. However organisations that would like to obtain independent verification of their programme can do so through the QISMET Certification scheme.

A key element of Ss2Q is the training and support framework which contains agreed best practice in the recruitment, training and support of Tutors and Trainers.

Talking Health can offer training and support at all the levels of competency. Click here to view our portfolio of training and support.

A detailed account of recruitment, training, accreditation, monitoring and maintaining accreditation for Tutors and Trainers can be found in From Stanford to Ss2Q; A comparative overview of the fidelity and quality assurance requirements. Fully updated version coming soon.

Dates of future training and supervision

THTA are planning Lead Trainer supervisions in Birmingham and London during the summer/autumn of 2017. Please register your interest by sending us a brief email of your requirements at

Once we have 8 expressions of interest we will be in touch.

The following trainings and supervisions are being hosted by colleagues at Manchester EPP:

  • Tutor Training on 18th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd May 2017 at St Barnabas, 1A Albert Street, Beswick M11 3AS
  • Assessor Training on Wednesday 6th – Thursday 7th September 2017 at St Barnabas, 1A Albert Street, Beswick M11 3AS
  • Lead Trainer Supervision on Tuesday 5th September 2017 at Cornerstones Health Centre, 2 Graham St, Beswick, Manchester M11 3AA
  • Assessor Supervision on Friday 8th September 2017 at Highr Openshaw Primary Care Centre, 1344 Ahston Old Road, Openshaw, Manchester, M11 1JG
  • Tutor Supervision on Tuesday 8th November 2017 at Ancoats Primary Care Centre, Old Mill Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4

For more information about any of the above events please contact Caroline Powell on 0161 371 2106 or at

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