IHEART Academy

The Academy consists of a learning progression of 3 levels, each one representing a different tier of knowledge and expertise in the IHEART approach. Each level entails a different training course that builds towards an increasing depth of enquiry, insight, skill, practical experience and effectiveness in delivery of the IHEART Curriculum.

Facilitator Training Dates

Apply by Mar 1st 2020

Training schedule:
4 One 2 Ones – Weekly throughout March (online)
5 Webinars – Weekly throughout April (online)
4 Day Intensive Training – 17th– 20stMay (in person)
2 Practicum days – 21/22 June (in person)

Apply by June 1st 2020

Training schedule:
4 One 2 Ones – Weekly throughout June (online)
5 Webinars – Weekly throughout July (online)
4 Day Intensive Training – August dates TBC (in person)
2 Practicum days – August / Sept dates TBC (in person)

Application dates, schedule and timings are still being confirmed for Easter Break.
Please email jeremy@iheartprinciples.com to register your interest.

Apply by Sept 1st 2020

Training schedule:
4 One 2 Ones – Weekly throughout Sept (online)
5 Webinars – Weekly throughout Oct (online)
4 Day Intensive Training – Nov dates TBC (in person)
2 Practicum days – Dec dates TBC (in person)

Closing date for applications Nov 8th

Training schedule:
4 One 2 Ones – Weekly throughout November (online)
5 Webinars – Weekly throughout December (online)
4 Day Intensive Training – 9 – 12thJan (in person)
2 Practicum days – TBC (in person)

Closing date for applications Nov 29th 

Training schedule:
4 One 2 Ones – Weekly throughout December (online)
5 Webinars – Weekly throughout January (online)
4 Day Intensive Training – 9 – 12th Feb (in person)
2 Practicum days – 15th &  16th March (in person)

Closing date for applications Oct 31st

Training schedule:
4 One 2 Ones – Weekly throughout November (online)
5 Webinars – Weekly throughout January (online)
5 Day Intensive Training – 17th– 21stFeb (in person)
2 Practicum days – TBC

Only available to those that have completed Level 1.
Closing date for applications Dec 30th.

Training schedule:

Module 1: Deepening of Understanding Seminar Days (to be attended in person)

  • Monday 6th January 2020
  • Monday 20th January 2020
  • Monday 3rd February 2020

3 x one-to-one mentoring sessions to be arranged directly with your mentor

Attendance at weekly group supervision sessions (date and time tbc)

Module 2: Classroom Management Practicum Days (to be attended in person)

  • Monday 17th February 2020
  • Monday 2nd March 2020
  • Monday 23rd March 2020

Module 3: Programme Delivery Experience: bringing the essence of the curriculum to life inside the classroom

Dates tbc

Please contact jeremy@iheartprinciples.com for programme outline or call the office on 0208 912 1216.

Academy Progression

IHEART Academy Level 1

Facilitator Certification

Train to become a facilitator of the IHEART Curriculum for Young People

Entry criteria

Having submitted the Application & Self-Information Form, all invited applicants have a personal 30-minute interview (in person or by phone/zoom call) with the Senior Supervisor of the IHEART Academy, during which they will be required to demonstrate a commitment to:

  • Working with and delivering the IHEART Curriculum to groups of young people in schools and other youth settings
  • IHEART’s core purpose as a registered charity, vision and values
  • Learn in depth the specific IHEART approach and methodology, taught as a paradigm
  • Develop their own self-insight and knowledge
  • Meet all the course requirements and timings as outlined below

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to the IHEART Principles

  • 4 x 1-hour one-to-one sessions introducing the philosophy and foundational principles behind our approach

Module 2: Exploration of the Principles as a Paradigm

  • 5 x 90-minute weekly group webinars with supporting coursework and self-assessment questions

Module 3: The IHEART Curriculum in depth

  • 4 x workshop days – an in-depth exploration of all 14 curriculum sessions plus the fundamentals of classroom management

Module 4: Practicum Delivery

  • 2 x workshop days – hands-on practice in curriculum delivery through teaching to peers and the IHEART faculty, followed by debriefing, feedback and assessment (4 weeks after Module 3) 

Course duration

  • 3 months

Upon completion, graduates will receive Facilitator Certification, enabling teaching of the IHEART Curriculum to groups of young people aged 10-18 in schools and other youth settings.

They will also have:

    • The full hard copy curriculum
    • Access to the IRP – IHEART Online Resource Portal – enabling programme delivery and including all lesson plans, teaching slides, classroom activities, video clips and animation videos
    • IHEART website listing of individual facilitator profile (name and region of operation)
    • Gained a strong understanding of the core principles behind the IHEART approach
    • Explored in depth the content of the 14-session IHEART Curriculum
    • Learned the practice and skills of curriculum delivery to groups of young people
    • Access to and permission to use IHEART marketing materials and logo 

The opportunity to progress to Level 2, Advanced Facilitator Certification

IHEART Academy Level 2

Advanced Facilitator Certification, Classroom Experience

Master delivering the IHEART Curriculum in schools by receiving bespoke personal mentoring/coaching and invaluable hands-on practical classroom experience*

*Can be attended either in person or live online

Entry criteria

Facilitators who have successfully completed Academy Level 1 – Facilitator Certification and post-course self & faculty assessment, and in the course of an application interview, demonstrate a commitment to further:

  • Develop expertise in classroom delivery through in-school experience and personal guidance
  • Receive individual mentoring/coaching from Academy faculty
  • Deepen knowledge and self-insight of the IHEART approach, taught as a paradigm

Course outline

Module 1: Deepening of Understanding

  • 3 x in-person seminar days
  • 3 x one-to-one mentoring sessions
  • Attendance at weekly group supervision sessions with fellow students and Academy faculty

Module 2: Classroom Management Skills: ongoing practice of curriculum delivery

  • 3 x in-person practicum days

Module 3: Delivery Experience: bringing the curriculum to life inside the classroom

  • Classroom observation of 1 full programme including preparation and debrief
  • Co-delivery of 1 full programme alongside a senior member of the London team*
  • 3 x one-to-one mentoring sessions for reviewing classroom delivery and feedback 
  • Assessment interview at conclusion of programme with senior Academy faculty 

*For those students unable to attend London-based classroom sessions, they will instead be required to:

  • Observe entire programme delivery by IHEART senior team via recorded classroom sessions
  • Independently deliver at least 2 full IHEART programmes in location where based

Course duration

  • 4 months (exact duration contingent on classroom delivery opportunities)

After completing this level of training, graduates receive Advanced Facilitator Certification, encompassing:

  • Extensive hands-on personal mentoring, real-time feedback and coaching from senior faculty
  • Invaluable practical classroom experience by observing and participating in programme delivery
  • Enhanced delivery skills and best classroom management practise and theory
  • Opportunities to join the core IHEART school delivery team

Eligibility to progress to Level 3, Train the Trainer (subject to passing assessment and interview)

IHEART Academy Level 3

Train the Trainer Certification

Having mastered programme delivery, learn to train teachers and school leaders to deliver the IHEART Curriculum in order to expand reach and impact in schools 

Entry criteria

In order to be considered for this highly advanced course, applicants will have:

  • Fully completed Levels 1 and 2
  • Taught 3 complete IHEART programmes to groups of young people which have been observed/assessed by Academy faculty either in-person or by video recordings
  • Filled out the assessment form with personal mentor and passed satisfactorily, including a clear awareness of where improvement and further learning is required
  • Demonstrated a high level of understanding of the IHEART approach taught as a paradigm and a continued commitment to ongoing self-learning, indicated through mentor assessment and interview

Course outline

Module 1: Advanced Personal Development

  • 15 x one-to-one mentoring sessions with senior faculty (spread over 6-month period)
  • Sessions are aimed at robustly challenging and enriching student’s self-understanding

Module 2: Advanced Professional Development

  • Submission of 15 recorded hours of self-delivery of IHEART programmes
  • Sessions to be debriefed with personal mentor and to meet satisfactory teaching standards 

Module 3: Track Record of Programme Delivery

  • Delivery of 10 full IHEART programmes to groups of young people
  • Demonstrate evidence of successful delivery and impact on pupils, including written recommendations/testimonials

Module 4: Train the Trainer Experience

  • 2 x co-deliveries of Level 1 Facilitator/Teacher Training courses alongside IHEART senior faculty 
  • Pass final faculty assessment and quality assurance to assess readiness 

Course duration

  • Approximately 10-12 months (contingent on programme delivery)

After completing this highest level of training, graduates receive Train the Trainer Certification, enabling them to:

  • Train schoolteachers to deliver the IHEART Curriculum to their pupils
  • Expand and grow IHEART wherever they are based in the world
  • Become a core member of the IHEART senior delivery team
  • Become eligible to join the IHEART Academy faculty (contingent on interview)

Please contact us for more information

“The IHEART programme is one of deep substance with a high quality of presentation that I have not previously seen in the field. The trainers are clearly masters of their craft. Throughout the training, Terry and Zia spoke of “making it our own”. It is inspiration in the moment that often has the most impact, so having a guiding framework that can then be filled with our spirit, is simply a beautiful and effective way to teach.”

Christine Higgins, Founder of Inspired Storm

“I am super impressed by what the creative process has led to in the form of the IHEART Curriculum. It provides us facilitators and practitioners with a resource of the highest possible quality for working with young people in educational settings. My favourite aspects are the identification of clear learning objectives, a language designed to engage our youth living in a technologically advanced world, and pointers around the art of sharing this understanding to whole groups of young people for maximum impact.”

Denise Holland
Former Scotland national netball coach and founder of Class Performance – Excellence Within

“Wow! I have just completed a 3 day IHEART Facilitator Training at the Innate Health Centre. The programme was professionally presented with detailed teaching aids and thoroughly explained modules. The premises were immaculate and everyone there was helpful and welcoming. It was a pleasure to immerse myself in the company of like-minded people and learn so much from great trainers. This was probably the most thoroughly prepared and presented course I have attended, offering exceptional value and quality.”

Camille Juliff

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