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Community Engagement Training

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3117 (free if eligible)1 day


This Practical training course was initially designed to support NHS link workers but is also ideal for any organisation wanting to better engage with local communities and understand the importance of planning and delivering effective community engagement.

 This training is *Free for those who work within the East Kent footprint, and it is designed to support:

  • NHS link workers
  • VCSE Organisations
  • Primary care staff 
  • Those in patient participation and engagement roles 
  • Local Authorities 

*Free training has been funded through the National Lottery Community Fund's Health Equalities programme, being delivered in East Kent by Social Enterprise Kent and the East Kent Health Care Partnership.

Course Syllabus:

  • Defining Engagement
  • How to identify communities
  • How to engage effectively
  • Feedback Gathering
  • Work to coproduce solutions
  • Addressing the needs and barriers

Delegates will also receive a workbook which can be used to plan community engagement in their day-to-day roles. 

If you would like to check your eligibility, please call 01227 469970 or email


Q: What part of this course was most helpful to your learning?

"Good defined distinctions between population and community. Useful practical tips on planning engagements." Mark, System Improvement Project Manager

"Honestly all of it, was not expecting as thorough a course." Lawrence, Lead Coordinator PCN

"I think it was all really helpful. I do really like the handout as it was a lot of information (not too much) so it will be good to digest in my own time." Helen, Health Inequalities and Partnerships Manager

"The detail needed to start up a community engagement project" Rebecca, Graduate Psychologist UMCPT

"The whole course was well structured and informative" Lawrence, Social Prescriber Ramsgate PCN 

"Thinking about how to engage people in a positive and empowering way" Sue, PCN Focused Care Coordinator

Course Dates

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Mon 13th May 2024Ashford, Kent (09:30 - 16:30)12 placesBook Now
Fri 7th Jun 2024Canterbury, Kent (09:30 - 16:30)11 placesBook Now
Mon 1st Jul 2024Margate, Kent (09:30 - 16:30)12 placesBook Now
Mon 12th Aug 2024Folkestone, Kent (09:30 - 16:30)12 placesBook Now