Partnership for Children Training

23rd June 2020 in Preston, Lancashire

Delivered by Link Coop Member Dr Rebecca Ashton (Educational Psychologist and Child Neuropsychologist)

What are Skills for Life programmes?

Validated, evidence-based programmes that improve children’s social and emotional skills and meet Ofsted’s (2019) new Personal Development criteriaThe programmes are:

  • Zippy’s Friends: 5 to 7 years old.
  • Zippy’s Friends for Pupils with Special Needs: 6 to 17 years old.
  • Apple’s Friends: 7 to 9 years old.
  • Passport: 9 to 11 years old.

Each programme involves a weekly lesson (whole class or smaller group) for two terms, and guidance to help children generalise the skills.

There is a box for each programme containing everything you need. Buy the box and you can run the programme with NO ONGOING LICENCE FEE!

What will I get?

  • A full day training that accredits you to use ALL Partnership for Children programmes.
  • Follow-up support (if requested) for additional coaching.

On the training day we will cover:

  • Mental health, emotional health and coping skills.
  • The programme’s international reach and evidence base.
  • In-depth look at the Zippy’s Friends, Apple’s Friends and Passport programmes.
  • Videos showing the programmes in use in UK classrooms.
  • Dealing with sensitive situations.


  • Training day is charged at £165 per person (£135 for second and subsequent staff members from the same school).
  • Cost of programme boxes including postage and packaging are £363.40 for Zippy’s Friends; £282.40 for Apple’s Friends; £363.40 for Passport.

How to book your place

Contact Rebecca Ashton at or on 07899 816294.

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