FAQ’S

Tough Cookies Education provides comprehensive sex, relationships and health education in the classroom and for communities. The Department of Education, Relationships Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education Guidance is used to frame our programmes and workshops. Our outcomes are clear and are directly linked to the topics and themes set out in the statutory guidance.


If you would like to find out more about the sex, relationships and health education services we provide, please contact Tough Cookies Education via email or call 07824 885 837 to discuss.


What drop down days for schools do Tough Cookies Education deliver? We have a number of standard drop down days which we deliver, these focus on one area of SRE, for example; Sexual healthConsent or Contraception, Puberty, Periods etc. We are happy to provide a bespoke lesson which is created to respond to a group identified need. This can often be accommodated at no extra cost. The extra cost will apply if this is a new topic, or materials need to be adapted to become bespoke to the area/locality.

What age are Tough Cookies workshops for? We have a workshop for most SRE topics which is suitable for each age group from 9 – 25 years old. We use the most recent Government guidance to support the planning and learning outcomes, alongside guidance from the PSHE Association and Sex Education Forum. This ensures the content and activities included are age appropriate for each age group. We adapt delivery for formal and informal settings.

How long is each workshop? Workshops for schools last from 50 – 90 mins. Depending on the school’s timetable, for secondary, we deliver 5 workshops across the day. And in primary schools, we deliver 2 x 90-minute sessions. We can adapt and offer bespoke bookings for community groups and organisations.

Class sizes? For schools, ideally, we like to work with around 30 pupils max, this allows us to facilitate discussions and provides an opportunity for students to get involved. We have worked with smaller class sizes which allows more time for activity and discussion. Or bigger class sizes (max 45) but with bigger class sizes the workshop is adapted. For training and community workshops, group sizes vary dependant upon the booking.

How much do your workshops cost? We work hard to keep our cost low. We are a social enterprise and often apply for funding which enables us to provide our work for free. To give you an idea of cost, our prices start from £140. For schools outside of Greater Manchester, we may add additional cost to cover transport and overnight accommodation. This would be discussed and agreed with you first. For youth work sessions, charity organisations, training and or parent workshops, prices would vary. Please get in touch to discuss your budget and options.

Drop Down Days/Workshops for Schools Prices 2019/2020 
Cost for Greater Manchester Primary Schools 2 x 90 min workshops £140
Cost for Greater Manchester Secondary Schools 5 x 60 min workshops £225
Cost for Outside Greater Manchester/North West England from £250 – £360
Cost for all other areas (inc London) from £360 – £550

SRE Training/Short Courses FAQ


How much is Tough Cookies SRE Training? We offer a number of training opportunities for schools that can be delivered at your centre or we can host at our HQ at Media City.

The cost for this varies depending upon what is required. And so it is best to contact us to discuss what you need and to see what we can offer for your budget.

Here are some examples of what we have provided for other organisations, which may give you an idea of our cost.

One day of Training at Tough Cookies HQ 9:30 – 3 pm for up to 15 staff (includes, training pack per delegate, lunch, tea and coffee) £780 (contact via website to book)

One day of training for up to 20 staff delivered at school premises £600 (extra cost may be added to cover transport and accommodation if outside the North West)

Twilight Training delivered at school premises for up to 20 staff, 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm from £137.50 per session (extra cost may be added to cover transport if outside Greater Manchester)


Bespoke Offers Sometimes schools/organisations would prefer something more specific for their teams. We are happy to discuss this with you and will provide you with a proposal and cost. Please contact kerry@toughcookiesed.co.uk to talk more about this training package.

SRE in-school support Project (12 weeks) £2280

The SRE in-school support project is a working partnership between Tough Cookies Education and your school or organisation. We work together with SLT, SRE lead, teachers and TA’s to plan, implement and shadow/deliver SRE. The project provides mentoring, ideas sharing, in-house training and specialist input on a short term basis, which has been beneficial to schools.