ESCAPE-pain facilitator training (for backs)
Due to covid-19 & social distancing measures, scheduled face-to-face training courses have been suspended and virtual training courses are being offered during this time.
The virtual training enables facilitators to deliver face-to-face ESCAPE-pain classes when social distancing measures have been lifted. The training does not enable facilitators to deliver virtual classes. Some sites are trialling virtual approaches to deliver the programme to participants while social distancing measures are in place. These are temporary measures being delivered by established sites, while the face-to-face programme cannot be safely delivered, or until the approach has been evaluated as appropriate for longer term use by the ESCAPE-pain team. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
About the training course
In order to deliver ESCAPE-pain for backs, professionals are required to attend the ESCAPE-pain facilitator training course. The training is open to clinicians and exercise instructors who meet the pre-qualification criteria.
If facilitators have already completed the training course for ESCAPE-pain (knee/hip pain) they are eligible to attend a half-day training course for ESCAPE-pain for backs. All other participants must attend the full-day course.
The training will cover the below areas:
- Overview of ESCAPE-pain
- The fundamentals of non-specific low back pain (scale of problem and how to manage it)
- NICE guidelines for low back pain
- Understanding the psychology of pain
- Overview of principles of self-management, motivational interviewing, health behaviour change and group facilitation
- ESCAPE-pain for backs structure (core components of programme and 12 educational sessions)
- How to set-up and deliver ESCAPE-pain (including optimising referrals, uptake and retention and how to run each session of the programme)
- Data collection and reporting
- Sustaining physical activity and other health behaviours
After completing the training course, facilitators will receive the following resources and support:
- Training Manual (for facilitators)
- Participant booklet (participant handout)
- Exercise sheets (participant handout)
- PowerPoint slides: to deliver the education component
- Marketing templates
- Ongoing implementation advice & support and annual data analysis
ESCAPE-pain for backs training fees and schedule:
|Full day course||Half day course|
Clinicians from existing sites (sites delivering either ESCAPE-pain programme)
Clinicians from new sites (i.e. sites not delivering either ESCAPE-pain programme)
|Available only to facilitators who have completed ESCAPE-pain training (for knees/hips)|
Public sector/not for profit organisations in the UK
(£200 for facilitator training delivered virtually)
(£300 for facilitator training delivered virtually)
Commercial organisations (worldwide) and not for profit organisations outside of the UK
All half-day training courses will be held in London and scheduled the day after ESCAPE-pain training (for knees/hips) training. If you would like to be trained to deliver both programmes, please feel free to sign up to the back to back training dates.
Facilitator training course dates
|Month||Date||Course type||Location||Registration link|
|MARCH 2021||22||Full day||Delivered virtually*||Register via Eventbrite|
|APRIL 2021||30||Half day||Delivered virtually*||Register via Eventbrite|
|MAY 2021||17||Full day||Delivered virtually*||Register via Eventbrite|
*The courses are typically delivered in person, however we are delivering them virtually while social distancing measures are still in place. Some of the ticket prices differ slightly for facilitator training delivered virtually (as shown above), please see individual registration pages for prices.
Please note: the online training enables you to deliver face-to-face ESCAPE-pain for backs classes when social distancing measures have been lifted. The training does not enable you to deliver virtual classes. Some sites are trialling virtual approaches to deliver the programme to participants while social distancing measures are in place. These are temporary measures being delivered by established sites, while the face-to-face programme cannot be safely delivered, or until the approach has been evaluated as appropriate for longer term use by the ESCAPE-pain team.
If you should have any questions regarding the course in general or your eligibility to attend please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Page last reviewed: 29 January 2021. Page last updated: 29 January 2021. Next review date: April 2021