NAPA specialises in providing professional development opportunities that support person centred activity and engagement; these include training and qualification programmes, eLearning courses, webinars and conferences as well as access to resources and tools to support and develop practice. Our team of trainers and consultants are experienced industry professionals with a special interest in activity provision; many have been Activity Providers or Wellbeing Practitioners themselves. Click HERE to meet the team.

Our Professional Development Programme is co-created with our members and offers a comprehensive range of learning opportunities.

If you cannot find the course you are looking for we would love to talk to you about co-creating the right course to meet the needs of your team.

NAPA training is developed on the principles of adult learning. We deliver creative, high quality training that is affordable and effective. We believe that all opportunities for learning should be inclusive, accessible, informative, fun and interactive.

NAPA are proud to offer training on a variety of activity related topics including

  • Activities for People with Dementia
  • Activity, Arts & Engagement in Dementia Care
  • Adapting Activities for Differing Abilities
  • Advanced Communication Skills
  • Dementia Advanced Skills
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Doll Therapy
  • Leadership Skills for Activity Providers
  • Mealtimes – A Meaningful Activity
  • The Value and Importance of Activity in Care Settings
  • The Whole Home Approach
  • Understanding Distressed Behaviour in People Living with Dementia
  • Life Story Work – An Inclusive Approach
  • Proving One-to-One Activities
  • Reminiscence Based Activities – An Inclusive Approach
  • Sensory Engagement

and many more…

Open training days online

We offer a selection of online open training days, webinars and conferences –  Please Click HERE to view our Eventbrite page for current opportunities (prices start at £25)


*Members can access recorded webinars on NAPA TV.  Click HERE to enter The Shed.

Co-created training

Contact us to discuss co-creating a bespoke training day.  Prices start at £700 for the day for a minimum of 10 participants, the maximum number of delegates for online training is 30.

Please contact us if you would like to explore this option

The NAPA calendar Click HERE also lists current opportunities

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Specialist Advisors

We have a panel of Specialist Advisors who help us to ensure our professional development services are inclusive. Some of our Advisors contribute to the development and delivery of training, to find out more about our Advisors Click HERE.

Activity Provider Advisory Group

Our Advisory Group of working Activity Providers informs much of our work. One of the many areas they support us with is understanding the professional development needs of Activity Providers. All our services are created in consultation with our members.

If you would like to inform NAPA’s work by sharing your experiences please contact our Wellbeing Support Manager; Natalie Ravenscroft: