Training to deliver our programmes

We offer a range of training sessions which will support your delivery of our programmes.  In order to teach DARE Primary, Keepin it REAL or DARE Active you will need to have some knowledge of how young people learn together with an understanding of a variety of teaching methods – all of this can be included in the training if needed.

Available Training Courses

DARE Primary

Key Stage 2

A full or half day training session for teachers who want to deliver to their year 5 or 6 students.


Keepin it REAL

Key Stage 3

Training for secondary school teachers to deliver the follow on programme to DARE Primary.


DARE Active

Key Stage 3

A community resource that can be delivered by teachers and community club leaders.


Our training will give you the knowledge that you need in order to deliver our courses with confidence. We will give you an understanding of the programme requirements together with up to date information on drugs and alcohol. Once you have completed your training support is available from our Training Manager on any aspect of the programme or delivery, should you need it.
The length of any training will depend on your individual requirements, but for individuals with teaching/training knowledge and experience this would be between 3 and 7 hours. We are able to travel to you to deliver training if required; for teaching staff planning to teach the DARE Primary course, you have the opportunity to join the first day of our annual DARE Officer training course.

Training for Teachers

Full or Half Day

Half day - £27.50 / Full day - £55

We offer a half day 'conversion training' course for those teachers who have taught DARE in the past. For those that haven't we have the full day training schedule.

Either way we aim to fully equip teachers and schools in the delivery of our Primary programme.

What will you Learn

At the end of the day you will
  • Be conversant with the content of the curriculum and the learning outcomes for each session.
  • Identify what amounts to effective drug education
  • Possess and source adequate knowledge of drug facts and information to meet the needs of the curriculum.

Courses Available

Teachers can get training on
  • DARE Primary
  • Keepin it REAL
  • DARE Active

Full day training courses include all printed materials, lunch and refreshments.

Training for Other Organisations

We offer training courses to support those organisations with officers and / or staff already involved in enforcement, training, teaching, coaching and mentoring young people in schools and the community.  This can be to deliver any of our primary or secondary programmes.

The courses accommodate a maximum of 15 students and are scheduled for dates agreed in advance.  The length of the course will range from 5 to 10 days dependent upon the number, experience and qualifications of those attending and will be negotiated with the commissioning organisation.

If you are looking to deliver any of our programmes and would like to know more about the training involved please get in touch with us on 0300 111 3273.

Frequently Asked Question's

Do I need to have your training to deliver your courses?

No.  But whilst we don't make it mandatory for anyone to undertake one of our training courses to deliver our programmes we try to make them as accessible as possible to ensure that every child receives the same, quality assured material in the same way.  Independent evaluation shows that when delivered as per our prescribed methods our programmes are effective.

Where are your training days located?

We do not have set locations for our training days although they are more commonly held in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.  We are also happy to come out to individual schools and provide on site training.  We usually request that at least 2 staff are trainined in this situation.

Do you provide lunch?

Yes.  We provide all refreshments and food on our full day courses.  Half day courses include all refreshments.

Do you provide training to Military staff?

We have trained MoD staff in the UK and abroad.  If you are a member of the armed forces and would like to be trained to deliver a DARE programme then please get in touch with head office on 0300 111 3273 to discuss your requirements.

Do you train Police or Fire Service Personnel?

Yes.  We work closely with both organisations to help them in their work within schools.  We can train officers in the delivery of our programmes to help them facilitate sessions alongside teachers.  If you would like to discuss this further then please call us on 0300 111 3273.

I volunteer in a community group, can I get trained?

We have several products that are designed to work well within community groups.  Training is available for DARE Active and you should contact the office on 0300 111 3273 if you require nore information on this.  There is no training required to facilitate the DARE Game.

What are the expected outcomes of you training?

  • Be conversant with the content of the curricula and the learning outcomes for each session.
  • Demonstrate practical skills and theoretical knowledge of a variety of teaching methods to meet the needs of different learning styles and situations.
  • Possess and source adequate knowledge of drug facts and information to meet the needs of the curricula.

The next available training day is Friday 10th November 2017.

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