QuitCore Facilitator Workshop

Module Description
QuitCore is a free group cessation program with a minimum of six sessions during which individuals are provided the tools, skills, and strategies they need to quit smoking or using other forms of tobacco. These sessions provide participants an opportunity for participatory shared learning and group support for their journey to be tobacco free. The groups are led by health professionals and this unit provides health professionals with orientation and information needed to effectively deliver a QuitCore group cessation program.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the program structure of QuitCore and AlbertaQuits framework
  2. Discuss how to incorporate adult education principles into effective facilitation
  3. Describe effective instructional practices for use with groups
  4. Review and Practice how to deliver each of the QuitCore Sessions
  5. Review cessation medication (prescription and NRT) information for QuitCore participants
  6. Review nutrition and active living information for QuitCore participants
  7. Discuss the role of Mentor support and the Facilitator toolkit

Format and Time Needed to Complete this Unit
Classroom - 1 day

Target Audience
Health professionals with interest and experience in group facilitation.


  • Agreement form, and manager support, to facilitate the QuitCore Group Cessation program in your geographical area.
  • Tobacco specific training - Complete all 5 learning unit pre-requisite trainings to be eligible to write the CTE Exam.
  • Individuals interested in becoming QuitCore trainers will be asked to achieve their CTE credential.

Once a QuitCore facilitator is trained the AHS tobacco reduction program (TRP) will provide all QuitCore Facilitator, participant, and support manuals, resource materials and mentorship support.

To register to complete this learning unit  complete the online registration form

For more information about Tobacco Intervention learning units listed please contact TRU@albertahealthservices.ca.