Advanced Training:

Become qualified in Connective Parenting NVR

Level 3 Award in Connective Parenting NVR

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£1,950 (+VAT) for the full course

£1,550 (+VAT) for those who have already completed Foundation Level 1

Payment Plans are available.

Are you looking for advanced non-violent resistance (NVR) training?

This training and award provides an in-depth knowledge of how you can use Connective Parenting NVR with all families. There’s absolutely no ‘one size fits all’ – we don’t believe that works.

Throughout the training we’ll teach you how to adapt the approach to suit each family you work with.  It can help any family whatever their needs, because we teach it as a framework that’s adapted to meet the need. 

To support you in doing that, we teach you the foundations of Connective Parenting NVR first.  Then we look at how developmental trauma, attachment, neurodivergence, multi-stressed families and sensory development impact how you might share the approach with families and how you can adapt it as we move through our advanced training.  We also look at how the approach can be used in schools.

We don’t focus on short-term ‘quick fixes’ but longer-term solutions that empower parents and help bring around long-term change.

Advance your professional skills and experience:

  • Boost your CPD
  • Get a Level 3 qualification in Connective Parenting NVR
  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of the approach

“The Level 3 qualification has given me the confidence to deliver group work and 1-1 support for families.

I completed the Level 3 course in April 2022 and have been using it within my workplace ever since.

It has transformed how I support parents to bring about positive changes for a calmer household. The basic NVR principles allow parents to find what works for them, whilst giving me a framework to coach them with.

The addition of specialist trainers in sensory occupational therapy, child mental health and NVR within schools was also really useful to expand my knowledge about how to support families within a wider context of their child’s needs. 

Having delivered different parenting programs as a Social Worker, I would encourage professionals to look at Connective Parenting NVR as a priority for those parents willing to commit to doing things differently.

NVR Practitioner, Level 3 course attendee 2022

Who is this training is for?

The course takes you from our foundation training right through our advanced course to accreditation. 

It’s for those who work with families in a professional capacity, whether you work within a Local Authority, charity or private practice.

You might be a:

    • Support Worker
    • Social Worker
    • Therapist
    • Psychologist
    • Education staff
    • Parenting Coach

Or you might be a parent wanting to retrain so that you can work with families in the future. There are no pre-requisites to attending the course.

Why do this training now?

The course starts with our popular Level 1 Foundation training, includes support as you start sharing it with families, our advanced training and ends with a Level 3 qualification in Connective Parenting NVR.  We believe this is the only NVR qualification (rather than accreditation) available in the UK.  It’s definitely the only one in our Connective Parenting NVR approach.

The course is accredited as a customised qualification by the NCFE and as CPD by the ACCPH, a professional body.

If you have already completed Level 1, you can either join us for our advanced training and continue on to complete the qualification (the cost is reduced) or to re-do Level 1.

Throughout the course we look at how you can adapt the Connective Parenting framework to meet the differing needs of the families you work with, and empower parents helping to create independency, potentially reducing the need for support over the longer term.

The course is led by specialists in their field bringing a unique combination of both lived and professional experience.

“Cannot recommend this course enough!

It’s taught me so much! Covers everything – NVR, trauma, attachment, mental health, sensory needs, school. It’s helped me professionally and as a parent and as I am bringing all my knowledge together for the final summary of work, I am realising how embedded connective parenting has become in our home and in the families I work with.”

“This course has been a very valuable addition to my learning and my practice.

As an NVR coach, working 121 with parents and with groups, I am constantly presented with an extraordinary number of different challenges that parents face with their children, whether these are as a result of past trauma, complex attachments or from neurodiversity, or indeed all three. I believe that in order to provide the best possible outcomes for parents, a detailed understanding of these complex needs is essential.”

How the course is structured

There are 10 days of training, all online, with further work required between sessions and an assessment day.

We also include:

  • optional monthly support calls (it is highly recommended that you attend these)
  • a session for those wanting to set up their own business
  • a WhatsApp group for daily support
  • additional resources in an online learning zone

A total of 120 hours of learning is required, with approximately 70 of those outside of the 10 training days at times that suit you.

If you know this is the course for you, apply here via the button below.

What we’ll cover

Foundation Level 1

The foundations of Connective Parenting NVR

You’ll learn about the approach, the theory behind it and the how to share it with parents and carers. This is our popular Foundation training course for professionals.



Working with Families

We’ll look at how Connective Parenting NVR can support multi-stressed families with complex layers of needs, adapting the approach for neurodiversity, understanding sensory development, and the impact of attachment and trauma.  

We’ll look at how we can work with families in a collaborative way to help them both understand the approach and empower them in using it, as well as how the approach can be used in schools.




Sharing Your Learning

In this final part you’ll be sharing your learning from the course, in the form of a presentation to your fellow students.

There is also the requirement to submit written work.

Successful completion of the assessment provides you with a Level 3 customised qualification in Connective Parenting NVR.


How much time will it take?

In all there are 10 days of training, plus an assessment day, with further work required between sessions. A total of 120 hours of learning is required, with approximately 70 of those outside of the training days at times that suit you.

Can I use my sessions with families?

If you are currently working with families, you will be able to use your sessions with them (assuming appropriate to do so and permission is granted) as case studies of the required assessments.

Course materials

You’ll receive notes for each stage of the course, a copy of the book ‘Connective Parenting’ by Sarah Fisher and there are additional resources within the online learning zone.

Upcoming course dates

We have 2 upcoming courses available for you to book onto.

May / June 2024 Intake

The dates for the course are:

Foundation Level 113th, 20th and 25th June 2024

17th and 18th July2024 (half day on 18th)

18th and 19th September 2024

3rd October 2024

6th November 2024

4th December 2024

Assessment29th January 2025

October 2024 Intake

The dates for the course are:

Foundation Level 17th, 8th and 14th October 2024
AdvancedDates to be confirmed.
AssessmentDates to be confirmed.



The cost for the full qualification course, including all the training and support throughout is

£1,950 + VAT

If you have completed the Foundation Level 1 training and would like to join us for the advanced course the cost is reduced to £1,550 (+VAT)

Payment Plans are available at no extra cost.  We usually offer 10 equal payments, but different options can be agreed.

The cost includes

  • All the training days
  • Registration with the NCFE
  • Your certificate on passing the course
  • Access to our online learning zone for course participants
  • ... and on completion you can proudly share that you are ‘Connective Parenting NVR Trained’
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The qualification

Our qualification has been developed to meet the specific needs of our learners and is dual accredited by the ACCPH, a leading professional body, and by the NCFE as a Customised Qualification. We have benchmarked the qualification’s learning outcomes and assessment criteria at Level 3 (using the framework’s level descriptors) to allow you to demonstrate the difficulty and depth of study.

On completion of the course, learners will receive a certificate of achievement. The certificate is evidence of the knowledge and skills gained by completing the qualification.

Got some questions?

For further details or to enquire about adapting the course to your setting, please contact Sarah Fisher on the number below or fill out the form and we’ll be right back to you.

  • Call 07817 544707