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Training and Events

Many of our courses can be adapted for in-house delivery and can be specifically tailored to meet individual needs.

Sometimes due to reasons beyond our control a course has to be cancelled or postponed.  We will advise nominating officers and applicants immediately of such a decision.  Please note in exceptional circumstances we may have to make changes at short notice to the content (to reflect changes in legislation, current thinking or topical issues), timing, speakers and/or venue.

South West Councils, Dennett House, 11 Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SH, Learning and Transformation Administration Team: 01823 270101


Professional Award in Management of Accommodation for Gypsies & Travellers  (Pearson Level 4)



From Oct 31, 2017 to Nov 03 2017


Eastwood Park Conference Centre, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 8DA


This is a comprehensive programme for anyone involved with Gypsies and Travellers. The qualification has been designed specifically for those working in this environment and has been accredited by Pearson Edexcel at Level 4. The qualification has been recommended as being advantageous by DCLG in their Good Practice Guide, July 2009.

To successfully gain the qualification, you will need to attend the 4 day training course (click on the link opposite for more details.) and successfully complete the related assignments:

Module 1: Gypsy & Traveller Communities
Module 2: Managing Traveller Sites
Module 3: Managing Unauthorised Encampments


The programme gives a balanced mix of residential learning and guided research work. The price is fully inclusive and covers attendance at  the residential course, in addition to Pearson Edexcel registration, assessment, verification and certification fees.


  • Historical background
  • Traveller panel
  • Community relations
  • Delivering government policy
  • Types of sites
  • Site management
  • Safety on sites
  • Unauthorised encampments
  • The law relating to unauthorised encampments
  • Obtaining possession
  • National planning framework
  • Enforcement strategies

How is it assessed?

Through 3 assignments.

Those who hold the previous level 3 qualification will be exempt from some aspects of the assignments.  

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Membership Organisations (including NAGTO members): £1065

Non-Member Organisations: £1185

(All prices subject to VAT)
Discount for multiple bookings may apply)


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