Training & Qualifications

Training & Qualifications

specialist training

specialist training

Creating operational and professional excellence to grow, thrive & succeed

Learning and development investment for people working with vulnerable individuals has never been more needed. To deal with any complex issue means joint-working between different agencies is vital, especially as more individuals are experiencing complex needs and co-occurring vulnerabilities.

The skills, knowledge, confidence and expertise needed within the health, social, housing and criminal justice sectors are broad; with a strong emphasis on both specialist and non-specialist awareness. To reduce the harm and provide appropriate, safe and effective interventions, it is essential that targeted training is offered to those who need further support in developing their professional skills, understanding and curiosity.


Kinbee provides accredited and non-accredited training for the practical and theoretical knowledge, skills and behaviours needed for working in complex environments. Our range of training and developmental courses are available for you to check out here:

Complex and Co-occurring Needs

Kinbee shares the vision and values that emphasise harm reduction and prevention across health and social care; ensuring individuals stay well and sustain their recovery. We understand that there is a need to address these key issues through effective training by:

- Increasing the value achieved from funding through improvement, innovation, use of best practice and reducing mediocrity and waste


- Enriching the wellbeing, capability and engagement of the health and social care (and wider) workforce.

We have listened to the professionals that we work with and know that you want a safe space to learn, develop and share best practice, identify transferrable skills and learn the principles of delivering excellence.


Based on direct professional experience our team understands the extent of the complex issues and behaviours that service users experience.


Our training embeds appropriate evidenced based interventions into the work that teams and individuals do, improving the impact of their support.

Kinbee has three key priority areas for learning & development:


- Responding effectively to co-occurring health and wellbeing issues


- Building strong partnerships between specialists and non- specialist workers across sectors such as substance misuse, housing, criminal justice and health and social care


- Improving the knowledge, skills and compassion across all sectors to recognise and respond appropriately to the different complex needs. 

Kinbee offers the following courses aimed at practitioners, volunteers and peer mentors. Guiding individuals towards professional mastery we will focus on building the knowledge, skills and confidence to work with complex and co-occurring needs - creating real and meaningful impact on peoples lives

Co-occurring Substance
Use & Domestic Abuse

Co-occurring Substance
Use & Mental Health

Safeguarding Children,

Young People & Adults

Working with Young People with Complex Needs

Trauma Informed Practice: Psychologically Informed Environments

The Social Detriments of Health

Substance Misuse Awareness for Non-Specialists

Harm Reduction, Abstinence
& Everything in Between

Relapse Prevention and Moving On

Recognising & Responding to Domestic Abuse for Non-Specialists

Providing Effective Support
for Neurodiverse Clients

Recognising & Responding

to a Mental Ill-Health Crisis

for Non-Specialists

Other Courses for Non-Specialist Practitioners, include:

The following courses are also available for delivery over a few hours or a full day:

- Understanding Depression

- Understanding PTSD

- Understanding Psychosis

- Working with Personality Disorders

- Safeguarding Adults

- Safeguarding Children

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People to People Skills

At Kinbee, we understand that to recognise and respond effectively to the harms experienced by individuals and their families means huge gains are possible. However, it isn't just about having an awareness around the complex issues that service users face - evidence informed and universal people skills greatly increases the positive outcomes for those you work with. Kinbee believes that all professionals, regardless of their specialism, should have a 'toolkit' of resources to adapt and flex so that they can meet the complex needs of the people being supported.

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Introduction to Psychosocial Interventions

Professional Boundaries & Personal Ethics


Interviewing Skills

Cognitive Behavioural

Therapy Skills

Solution Focused Brief Intervention Skills

Neuro Linguistic

Programming Skills

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Leadership and Organisational Excellence

Building competence, capacity and resilience amongst the workforce is essential but it continues as a leader, CEO and commissioner. Being able to respond to the complex needs of vulnerable groups requires the right skills, knowledge and tools to demonstrate value for money, an effective return on investment and improve the outcomes of those people accessing services.


The need to embed quality assurance is essential when maximising productivity and profitability, not only to manage tight budgets but also when working across political and socio-cultural norms.


78% of employers agree that investing in their staff is the most effective way to address the skills gap 34% felt they lacked effective leadership and management 41% felt that better collaboration was needed (People Power Sector Report, 2019)

Out team of trainers and assessors are all experienced leaders and managers so can put in place a training and qualifications programme that supports all areas of operations and strategic delivery. Examples include:


Team Leadership

- Supervision skills

- Leading with confidence

- Managing challenging team members


Operational Management

- Business management

- Managing a Culture of Excellence

- Planning for progression Senior Leadership and Commissioning

- Co-production of services

- Future proofing and sustainability

- Understanding governance

LEVEL 3: Bronze

With our bronze package one of our team, who will support you with:

1.    A personal consultation to discuss your business needs

2.   Complete a full skills gap analysis for your organisational team

3.   A comprehensive report that outlines recommendations

LEVEL 5: Silver

Our silver package moves your team further into the personal and professional development journey and includes:

4.    A broad organisation action plan for your professional development

5.    Series of training events to embed your action plan across departments

LEVEL 7: Gold

Our gold package completes the first step of your continuous professional development (CPD) journey, by finalising:

6.    A specifically targeted training and qualifications plan

7.   The production of your own bespoke 'Workforce Development Strategy' and '3 Year Action Plan'

 Looking for a course your way?

Because our associate trainers have a huge cross cutting level of experience in social care, housing, health and criminal justice settings we are confident we can also design a bespoke course for you upon request.

Our learning & development priorities include delivering training that is:

  • Practical (not just academic) and evidence based    

  • Flexible enough to meet both local, national and organisational needs

  • Supportive, values based and pragmatic                 

  • Inclusive and takes discursive approach

  • Based around continuous improvement                  

  • Focused on quality over quantity

  • Measuring real impact and ensures return on Investment

Our award-winning training team have been developing and delivering high quality accredited training for over three decades.  We only collaborate with the very best facilitators who are highly regarded in their area of specialism and each trainer must meet our Culture of Excellence Quality Assurance Framework. So, you can be sure that your Kinbee facilitators are credible, professional and have the breadth and depth of expertise needed to help you and your staff learn.


We take feedback very seriously within Kinbee and all our training and qualifications use a 'Results based Accountability' methodology that helps you to see what your team learnt and allows us to develop and grow our training to always maintain the highest quality standards.             


Our results:

98% of people would ‘recommend our training to others’

98% of people rated our trainer as ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’

97% of people rated our training as ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’


"Charlotte has a natural ability to build rapport and is able to transfer her prior knowledge to best suit your individual learning needs and chosen subject."


" was excellent. The best safeguarding training I've ever attended as it focused on the issues we deal with, i.e. homelessness, mental health, substance misuse, domestic violence etc rather than the traditional 'care homes' scenarios that you get in local authority training and which isn't very relevant to us. A heavy topic but delivered really well and I felt that everyone was really engaged in the training."


"I can't think of any negatives! Safeguarding is not perceived to be an exciting topic. HOWEVER, our trainer was very interesting, had excellent knowledge and delivery made us think!!"

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The Impactful Mentor
12 week ilm programme
Training the Trainer
2 day City & Guilds accredited
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Taking A Step Back 
1/2 or 1 day programme
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5 Dimensions of Effective Practice - ima
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The Influential Coach 
6 month ilm programme
Safeguarding for 'people helping people'
1/2 or 1 day programme
Leading the Leader
6 month ilm programme
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Mental health & well-being 
1 or 2 day programme
Creating a Quality Assurance Framework
90 day programme
Moving on in My Recovery
2 stage mentoring programme

Learn more about our course selections:

Kinbee Training & Development Booklet
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