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PBSGL Facilitator Training Dates

PBSGL Facilitator Training Dates

 PBSGL Facilitator Training

PBSGL facilitators are the backbone of the programme. Each group functions independently, meeting when and where they wish, studying modules chosen by the group. The arrangement and facilitation of meetings, and recording of activity, is done by the facilitator.

PBSGL thrives on having 'peer facilitators'. The facilitator is not the expert on the topic during a meeting and does not have any more 'importance' in the meetings, than any normal group member. For the same reason, in the GPST groups, all the facilitators are GPSTs.

PBSGL offer facilitator training on various dates throughout the year and dates are listed below. There is no charge for an individual to attend the training and the day runs from 9.30 for a 10am start and finishes at 5pm. Lunch is provided.

Before you request to attend Facilitator Training, please consider the following:

  •  While this is a free course to attend there is an expense incurred by PBSGL to run the training. Therefore, we ask that if you intend to take up a facilitator role in a PBSGL group soon;
  • The timing of participation in the training is designed so that once the course is completed newly trained facilitators are ready to immediately move into the facilitator role with an identified group;

  • If there is a plan to start a group, or take on a facilitator role within an existing group sometime in the future, participation in the facilitator training would be best delayed until nearer that time;

  • If the purpose is to find out more about PBSGL then a telephone conversation with one of the national leads would be a best initial step. Contact for further details –

    David Cunningham –;

    Peter McCalister –


    If you think the above suit your requirements and you wish to apply to attend one of our training dates please complete the training registration form. link


The PBSGL Team are keen to ensure that those interested in setting up a new group or seeking to sustain an existing one can access Facilitator Training as required so please do email our team to register your interest if the available dates do not suit.  We will make every effort to try and make arrangements for you.


2019 PBSGL Facilitator Training Dates -


28th November 2019 - NES Office, 2 Central Quay 89 Hydepark Street, Glasgow, G3 8BW. *COURSE FULL*

                                     Click link to register on Portal and also complete registration form as per link


Dates for 2020 to be announced soon





12th September 2019 - GPST ONLY - Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, Airthrey Road, Stirling FK9 4LA .  

                                       Click link to register on Portal and also complete registration form as per link



(For GPST trainees you may need to check with your Training Supervisor to request to attend.)


 Please complete the Course Registration Form and e-mail it to