The Peer education course targets the members of a given group to effect change among other members of the same group. Peer education is often used to effect change at the individual level by attempting to modify a person's knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, or behaviours. However, peer education may also affect change at the group or societal level, by modifying norms and stimulating collective action that leads to changes in programmes and policies.
The course is done for 5 days and is taught by a team of two trainers who are personally experienced at working with peer groups. Participants are supplied with teaching manuals. Participants come away from the course with a binder of hand-out materials, as well as other tangible resources.
Participants who successfully satisfy the course objectives are awarded the Association’s Certificate in Peer Education.