Transgender Awareness & Inclusion Training

Our training courses are flexible to suit you! You can contact training@youthcymru.org.uk or rachel@youthcymru.org.uk to book your course today!

Course Details

Since 2014, Youth Cymru has delivered TransForm Cymru, a ground-breaking project supporting trans and non-binary young people to take action on their passions, concerns and aspirations.

Trans young people have created their own film and theatre projects, met with senior Welsh Government decision-makers, advised the media on positive trans representation and presented at national conferences and events.

The project is underpinned by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and supports organisations to develop and strengthen trans-inclusive policy and practice, though information, guidance and training.

The project was shortlisted at the Welsh Government Youth Work Excellence Awards (2016).

The course has been developed as part of our TransForm Cymru project and is shaped by the voices and experiences of trans and non-binary young people in Wales. are also able to deliver twilight sessions and create a bespoke course

Participants will:

  • Become more confident in identifying and using appropriate language about gender
  • Identify the barriers and discrimination experienced by trans young people
  • Gain practical skills and knowledge in supporting trans young people and eliminating barriers and discrimination
  • Explore the 2010 Equality Act and legal protections for trans people

Rachel Benson

Rachel Benson (pronouns: she / her) is the Equality, Inclusion and Programmes Manager at Youth Cymru. Rachel has managed TransForm Cymru since its establishment in 2014. She has extensive experience of youth work with trans, non-binary, gender diverse and questioning young people, as well as working with a wide range of organisations across Wales to promote trans inclusive policy and practice.

Rachel holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Youth and Community Work and is currently completing her Masters in Managing Community Practice; her research focuses on trans young people's experiences of youth work and safe spaces.

What others have said...

‘Lots of information delivered in a safe and supportive environment. Useful to explore the language around trans issues.’

‘The facilitator’s knowledge was excellent and the style of delivery and communication was easy to understand’

‘I will use this training everyday as a school counsellor. Very informative and positive.’

‘Very useful information and case studies / examples. Very knowledgeable trainer who made us comfortable to ask uncomfortable questions.’

We provide in-house full-day, half-day and taster courses across Wales. Please contact Rachel Benson, Equality, Inclusion and Programmes Manager with any enquiries about our bespoke training courses – rachel@youthcymru.org.uk

To sign on to the training please follow the link below