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Community Engagement and Environmental Education

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Short Training Courses

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Community Engagement and Environmental Education

That's being trained in how to deliver community events and environmental education not the actual events themselves; so typical courses will include how to engage the community and how to deliver on topics as diverse as storytelling to running consultation exercises.  There is also training in environmental education techniques such as Forest Schools workshops. This section also includes courses on volunteer management and development.


February 2019

18/02/2019    Woodland Activity Leader Training    7 Days

E3 4PX, Wild things. Contact: 01309 690450 enquiries@wild-things.org.uk https://c-js.info/2NzdVK1

Cost £625.00


28/02/2019    Forest School Level 3    9 Days

The Wolseley Centre, Stafford, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01889 880110 getwild@staffs-wildlife.org.uk www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/events/2019-02-28-forest-school-level-3-training-wolseley-centre

On completion of this professionally accredited course, individuals are qualified as Forest School Leaders and are able to deliver Forest School programmes. The course begins in February 2019 and includes a two day Forest School first aid course. For more information visit our website or send an email. Course run over 9 days, split over 2 months

Cost £975.00


March 2019

04/03/2019    L2 Award in outdoor Learning practice    2.5 Days

Molivers Lane, Bromham MK43 8LD Bedford, Bedfordshire, Muddy Feet Training. Contact: 07432611008 muddyfeettraining@gmail.com www.muddyfeettraining.co.uk

This two and a half day course is aimed at those wishing to gain confidence to teach outdoors safely, using natural resources . This course will offer you the opportunity to experience outdoor activities linked to the curriculum including EYFS, KS1 and KS2.

Cost £250.00


06/03/2019    Train the Trainer for Ecologists    2 Days

South East England, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/06032019000000TraintheTrainerforEcologists.aspx

This unique two-day course is specially designed for ecologists and environmental professionals and covers field as well as classroom tuition. The aim is for participants to develop their training skills towards designing and delivering courses to a professional standard of tuition.

Cost £unknown


11/03/2019    L3 Positive approaches to challenging behaviour outdoors    4 Days

Highworth, Muddy Feet Training. Contact: 07432611008 muddyfeettraining@gmail.com www.muddyfeettraining.co.uk

This course looks at solution focused positive behaviour management in the outdoors, supporting learning of those with mental health issues or disorders and leading an outdoor activity programme.

Cost £unknown


12/03/2019    Improving Teenage Wellbeing through Nature    1 Day

Nower Wood, Mill Way, leatherhead KT22 8QA, Surrey Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk https://c-js.info/2VQ1SxA

Utilise the power of nature to reduce stress and improve the mental health of young people. Perfect for teachers, carers, parents and leaders.

Cost £42.00


12/03/2019    Effective Workplace Mentoring    1 Day

South West England, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/12032019000000EffectiveWorkplaceMentoring.aspx

This one day course will take you through the end to end process of effective mentoring. From learning what mentoring is and isn't through to examining tools and techniques to get the best from your mentee.

Cost £unknown


14/03/2019    Volunteer Management Training - London    1 Day

St. Luke's Community Centre, 90 Central St, EC1V 8AJ, London, Talk Action. Contact: 0207 324 4775 training@talkaction.org https://c-js.info/1Pednmb

The training encourages you to look closely at the motivations of volunteers and how organisations work with them. You will also examine contemporary approaches including co-production and the use of non-hierarchical teams.

Cost £225.00


15/03/2019    Forest School Level 2 Assistant course    5 Days

Lawshall, Bury St Edmunds, Green Light Trust. Contact: 01284 830829 forestschool@greenlighttrust.org www.greenlighttrust.org

For those wanting to assist a Forest School Leader at Forest School

Cost £unknown


15/03/2019    Forest School Level 3 Leader course    10 Days

Lawshall, Bury St Edmunds, Green Light Trust. Contact: 01284 830829 forestschool@greenlighttrust.org www.greenlighttrust.org

For those wanting to run their own Forest School wityh groups of children/young adults

Cost £unknown


19/03/2019    Train the Trainer for Ecologists (Scotland)    2 Days

Scotland, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/19032019000000TraintheTrainerforEcologistsScotland.aspx

This unique two-day course is specially designed for ecologists and environmental professionals and covers field as well as classroom tuition. The aim is for participants to develop their training skills towards designing and delivering courses to a professional standard of tuition.

Cost £unknown


20/03/2019    Engaging the public with Atlantic woodlands    1 Day

Borrowdale, Lake District, Plantlife . Contact: 07587 017341 April.Windle@plantlife.org.uk

This event is for people who work with woodlands in Cumbria, focusing on event delivery and providing you with an opportunity to design your own events using the LOST Events Toolkit resource and follow up support from the Project Officer. Please contact April Windle for further information and registration details.

Cost £FREE


20/03/2019    Community Engagement    1 Day

Stirling, The Conservation Volunteers Scotland. Contact: 01786 476170 Scotland-training@tcv.org.uk tcvscotland.eventbrite.com

This one day course provides ideas and support to individuals who want to engage with, inspire and lead their own group or community to understand, develop and protect their local greenspace, park or community garden.

Cost £unknown


25/03/2019    L2 Assisting at Forest school    4 Days

Milton Keynes, Muddy Feet Training. Contact: 07432611008 muddyfeettraining@gmail.com www.muddyfeettraining.co.uk

This is an introductory course for those wishing to find out more about Forest School ethos or those who are assisting a Forest School Leader. This course covers four Units of Study at Level 2 and looks in more depth at practical skills, using the woodland as a sustainable resource and the theoretical side of planning for learning and play at Forest School. IOL accreditied

Cost £unknown


25/03/2019    L3 Forest School Leadership    7 Days

Milton Keynes, Muddy Feet Training. Contact: 07432611008 muddyfeettraining@gmail.com www.muddyfeettraining.co.uk

This course is designed for those who would like to set up and run a Forest School programmes. There are five Units of Study at Level 3: Supporting Learning, Play and Development in the Outdoors; Observation and Evaluation of Outdoor Learning; Sustainable Use of Natural Resources; Teach Outdoor Practical Skills; Forest School Leader. IOL accreditied.

Cost £unknown


25/03/2019    L2 - L3 Top up To Forest School Leadership    4 Days

Milton Keynes, Muddy Feet Training. Contact: 07432611008 muddyfeettraining@gmail.com www.muddyfeettraining.co.uk

This course is for those who have successfully completed the L2 Forest school assistant qualification and who wish to top up to a L3 qualification. Enables you to led forest school sessions. IOL accredited.

Cost £unknown


27/03/2019    Advanced Facilitation Training - Edinburgh    1 Day

The Melting Pot, Talk Action. Contact: 02073244775 training@talkaction.org https://c-js.info/2NIeTE7

Helping volunteers love you – your organisation and the role they play. Learn how to work with volunteers in new and exciting ways that help build your organisation, social enterprise or voluntary group.

Cost £225.00


29/03/2019    Nature Play    1 Day

Stirling, The Conservation Volunteers Scotland. Contact: 01786 476170 Scotland-training@tcv.org.uk tcvscotland.eventbrite.com

The course will cover play types/theory, risk benefits, overcoming barriers to the outdoors and practical activities. An outdoor based session which will include a range of sensory play ideas, biodiversity games and nature activities.

Cost £unknown


April 2019

02/04/2019    Facilitation Training - London    1 Day

St. Lukes' Community Centre, Talk Action. Contact: 02073244775 training@talkaction.org https://c-js.info/1UdWuee

Gain the practical tools and techniques to make your facilitation skills engaging and productive.

Cost £195.00


03/04/2019    Integrating drama & performance with nature    1 Day

Stirling, The Conservation Volunteers Scotland. Contact: 01787 479697 Scotland-training@tcv.org.uk tcvscotland.eventbrite.com

This workshop is designed to give you the tools to plan outdoor sessions with groups with knowledge of how to integrate local wildlife into lesson plans.

Cost £unknown


06/04/2019    Woodland Activity Leader Training    7 Days

Findhorn, Wild things. Contact: 01309 690450 enquiries@wild-things.org.uk www.wild-things.org.uk

If you are interested in enhancing your skills to lead groups in a woodland environment, training to become a Woodland Activity Leader will provide you with the learning and knowledge you require. Woodland Activity Leader Training is an accredited outdoor learning course and an alternative to forest school training.

Cost £525.00


10/04/2019    Train the Trainer for Ecologists (Ireland)    2 Days

Ireland, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/10042019000000TraintheTrainerforEcologistsIreland.aspx

This unique two-day course is specially designed for ecologists and environmental professionals and covers field as well as classroom tuition. The aim is for participants to develop their training skills towards designing and delivering courses to a professional standard of tuition.

Cost £unknown


11/04/2019    Citizen Science in your Community     1 Day

Five Sisters Zoo, West Calder, TCV. Contact: kirsty.grant@tcv.org.uk https://c-js.info/2RJfPde

Learn how to use simple Citizen Science activities and surveys and include these into wildlife recording events in your community. All equipment provided, morning session learning about various uses for Citizen Science and hands on practical activities will take place in the afternoon around the zoo site.

Cost £unknown


30/04/2019    Engaging the public with Atlantic woodlands    1 Day

Borrowdale, Lake District, Plantlife . Contact: 07588 017341 April.Windle@plantlife.org.uk

This event is for people who work with woodlands in Cumbria, focusing on event delivery and providing you with an opportunity to design your own events using the LOST Events Toolkit resource and follow up support from the Project Officer. Please contact April Windle for further information and registration details.

Cost £FREE


May 2019

01/05/2019    Wild Beach Leader Level 3    3 Days

Felixstowe, Suffolk Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01473890089 bev.rogers@suffolkwildlifetrust.org https://c-js.info/2WPmRRJ

This course will provides teachers, support staff, outdoor educators andyouth group leaderswith the skills and confidence to use the beach as a learning resource. 3 units covered include: Keeping safe on the beach; Practical skills on the beach; Understanding the beach environment.

Cost £350.00


02/05/2019    Course for Providers: Developing and Reviewing Active Learning    1 Day

Belton House, Grantham, Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Contact: 07545 696881 events@lotc.org.uk www.lotc.org.uk/developing-and-reviewing-active-learning-a-course-for-providers-of-lotc-2/

Cost £unknown


11/05/2019    Coastal Activity Leader Training    7 Days

Findhorn, Wild things. Contact: 01309 690450 enquiries@wild-things.org.uk wild-things.org.uk/our-events/coastal-activity-leader-training/

Coastal Activity Leader Training is an accredited outdoor education and leader training course, developed specifically for our vast stretches of wonderful beaches and coastlines. Learn to confidently lead Beach School and Coastal Classroom sessions.

Cost £525.00


14/05/2019    Bat Walk Leader Training    1 Day

Newton Abbot, Wild Ideas. Contact: 07871343872 info@wild-ideas.org.uk https://c-js.info/2AMn0ef

A fun session in which you will learn how to plan and run a bat walk. The session will include: An introduction to bats Planning your walk Using a bat detector Identifying bats We will carry out a Bat Walk, to practise using the detectors and identifying the bats as we go. There will be some uneven ground, which may be unsuitable for wheelchairs. Please contact us if you require an accessible route.

Cost £15.00


June 2019

03/06/2019    Course for Schools: Developing and Reviewing Active Learning    1 Day

M Shed, Bristol, Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Contact: 07545 696881 events@lotc.org.uk www.lotc.org.uk/developing-and-reviewing-active-learning-a-course-for-schools/

Cost £unknown


05/06/2019    Facilitation Training - Edinburgh    1 Day

The Melting Pot, 5 Rose St. Edinburgh, EH2 2PR, Talk Action. Contact: 0207 324 4775 training@talkaction.org www.talkaction.org/training/facilitation-scotland/

Gain the practical tools and techniques to make your facilitation engaging and productive.

Cost £195.00


12/06/2019    Stakeholder Engagement Training - London    1 Day

St. Luke's Community Centre, 90 Central St, EC1V 8AJ, London, Talk Action. Contact: 0207 324 4775 training@talkaction.org https://c-js.info/2z2tXXB

This training will help you engage your key stakeholders in a way that is inclusive, innovative and inspiring. These could be your supporters, staff, service users, volunteers or trustees – along with funders, policy makers and commissioners.

Cost £195.00


17/06/2019    NOCN Level 3 Coastal School Leader    2 Days

Margrove Heritage Centre, Boosbeck, Saltburn TS123BZ, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust. Contact: 07814791671 information@forestschooltraining.com https://c-js.info/2Bi5mPU

This course provides the skills and confidence to lead innovative and engaging learning sessions for children and young people in coastal locations.

Cost £unknown


22/06/2019    Forest School Level 2 -3 top-up course    5 Days

Lawshall, Bury St Edmunds, Green Light Trust. Contact: 01284 830829 forestschool@greenlighttrust.org www.greenlighttrust.org

For those that are Level 2 qualified wanting to top-up to Level 3

Cost £unknown


24/06/2019    LtL Professional Accreditation (Transforming Learning or Transforming Spaces)    2 Days

University of Leicester Oadby Student Village, Leicester LE2 2LG, Learning through Landscapes. Contact: 01786 465 934 gfl@ltl.org.uk www.ltl.org.uk/resources/results.php?id=912

The LTL Professional Accreditation Scheme is the leading award for school grounds designers, consultants and outdoor learning trainers. If you have at least two year’s experience, at consultant or design level, and would like to build a career on this, then this is the training and Accreditation for you.

Cost £506.00


29/06/2019    Woodland Activity Leader Training    6 Days

Findhorn, Wild things. Contact: 01309 690450 enquiries@wild-things.org.uk https://c-js.info/2X1V6W8

Cost £525.00


July 2019

02/07/2019    Advanced Facilitation Training - London    1 Day

St. Luke's Community Centre, 90 Central St, EC1V 8AJ, London, Talk Action. Contact: 0207 324 4775 training@talkaction.org https://c-js.info/2ay8IzU

An exciting and challenging day that looks deeply at group dynamics and the role you play as a facilitator. This course helps facilitators to deal with power, conflict & big personalities!

Cost £195.00


08/07/2019    Forest School Level 2 Assistant course    5 Days

Taverham, Norwich, Green Light Trust. Contact: 01284 830829 forestschool@greenlighttrust.org www.greenlighttrust.org

For those wanting to assist a Forest School Leader at Forest School

Cost £unknown


08/07/2019    Forest School Level 3 Leader course    10 Days

Taverham, Norwich, Green Light Trust. Contact: 01284 830829 forestschool@greenlighttrust.org www.greenlighttrust.org

For those wanting to run their own Forest School wityh groups of children/young adults

Cost £unknown


08/07/2019    Woodland Activity Leader Training    7 Days

Findhorn, Wild things!. Contact: 01309 690450 enquiries@wild-things.org.uk https://c-js.info/2X1V6W8

Cost £525.00


September 2019

09/09/2019    Woodland Activity Leader Training Early Years Practitioners    7 Days

Findhorn, Wild things. Contact: 01309 690450 enquiries@wild-things.org.uk www.wild-things.org.uk

Cost £525.00


October 2019

14/10/2019    Forest School Level 2 Assistant course    5 Days

Lawshall, Bury St Edmunds, Green Light Trust. Contact: 01284 830829 forestschool@greenlighttrust.org www.greenlighttrust.org

For that wanting to assist a Forest School Leader at Forest School

Cost £unknown


14/10/2019    Forest School Level 3 Leader course    10 Days

Lawshall, Bury St Edmunds, Green Light Trust. Contact: 01284 830829 forestschool@greenlighttrust.org www.greenlighttrust.org

For those wanting to run their own Forest School wityh groups of children/young adults

Cost £unknown


30/10/2019    Forest School Level 2 -3 top-up course    5 Days

Taverham, Norwich, Green Light Trust. Contact: 01284 830829 forestschool@greenlighttrust.org www.greenlighttrust.org

For those that are Level 2 qualified wanting to top-up to Level 3

Cost £unknown


30/10/2019    Volunteer Management Training - London    1 Day

St. Lukes' Community Centre, Talk Action. Contact: 02073244775 training@talkaction.org https://c-js.info/2QSljC5

Helping volunteers love you – your organisation and the role they play.

Cost £242.00


November 2019

26/11/2019    Volunteer Management Training- Edinburgh    1 Day

The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR, Talk Action. Contact: 02073244775 training@talkaction.org https://c-js.info/2QWSrc5

Helping volunteers love you – your organisation and the role they play.

Cost £unknown


March 2020

06/03/2020    Forest School Level 2 -3 top-up course    5 Days

Lawshall, Bury St Edmunds, Green Light Trust. Contact: 01284 830829 forestschool@greenlighttrust.org www.greenlighttrust.org

For those that are Level 2 qualified wanting to top-up to Level 3

Cost £unknown



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