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Training Directory - Short Courses
Community Engagement and Environmental Education

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Short Training Courses

(10 day consecutive maximum) Many of the providers have further details on the Centres and Providers pages.
For all courses assume that booking is required and a fee may be applicable.




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.


June 2019

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


06/07/2019    Ropes Swings and Ladders for Outdoor Play    1 Day

Rotherwick, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01489774400 Courses@hiwwt.org.uk

Cost £100.00


06/07/2019    Recruiting & Placing Volunteers    1 Day

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

This learning course aims to explore how to attract a range of people to volunteering, to identify suitable roles and recruitment methods, and to prepare for placing volunteers in their chosen roles.

Cost £unknown


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


10/07/2019    Children in Permaculture Training of Teachers     10 Days

London, Permaculture Association. Contact: 07787376475 children@permaculture.org.uk https://c-js.info/2CbxZj4

This course is for people to learn how to share permaculture with children and teachers, including designing school grounds, gardening, holistic education and training teachers. The format is an intensive five day course followed by a period of 6-12 months during, then another 5 days course and a portfolio.

Cost £1600.00


11/07/2019    An introduction to nature for mental health    1 Day

Botley, Southampton, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01489774400 courses@hiwwt.org.uk

Cost £95.00


August 2019

03/08/2019     Platforms and Tree Houses for Outdoor Play    1 Day

Rotherwick, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01489774400 Courses@hiwwt.org.uk c-js.co.uk/2Zee6BR

Cost £100.00


17/08/2019    Woodland Activity Leader Training    7 Days

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

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


September 2019

05/09/2019    Grow Leader Course    12 Days

Feed Bristol, Avon Wildlife Trust. Contact: 0117 917 7270 learning@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk https://c-js.info/31wcWTp

This course aims to support people to become effective facilitators capable of engaging a wide range of participants in ecological land management and food growing activities. With a focus on how to develop projects and groups where people and wildlife can thrive.

Cost £640.00


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


17/09/2019    Best Practice in Training, Teaching and Interactive Learning    1 Day

Wallingford, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology. Contact: 01491 69 2225 ingsch@ceh.ac.uk https://c-js.info/2HxH0Ty

Aka "Train the Trainer". This interactive and participatory full-day training course will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to train other people in formal and informal situations. How to communicate and share your expertise via coaching, training courses, workshops, teaching and knowledge sharing. From £229.

Cost £unknown


20/09/2019    Managing Challenging Situations    1 Day

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

This learning course aims to explore a range of challenging situations that arise or may arise in the volunteering setting.

Cost £unknown


October 2019

05/10/2019    Introduction to Engaging Children in Permaculture    2 Days

The Sustainability Centre, Hampshire, Permaculture Association. Contact: 01730 823166 courses@sustainability-centre.org https://c-js.info/2SXwryG

A weekend permaculture course for parents, grandparents, teachers and others to engage children in all aspects of permaculture. Composed of both indoor and outdoor sessions we will learn how to spend times with children which are child-centred and/or child-led. Sliding scale £60-£245

Cost £unknown


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


23/10/2019    Forest School Training L3    10 Days

The Sustainability Centre, Droxford Road, East Meon, Petersfield, GU32 1HR, The Sustainability Centre. Contact: 01730 823166 courses@sustainability-centre.org https://c-js.info/2KS2ijE

Our Forest School Leader training is run over a number of months with a small training group in our beautiful woodland setting.Our training offers an optimum combination of practical and tool skills, woodland and ecological management, leadership and risk evaluation and the application of learning theory.‚Äč

Cost £1170.00


25/10/2019    Integrating Outdoor Learning Opportunities within the Curriculum for Excellence    1 Day

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

This workshop is designed to help individuals to understand and use the CfE approach in planning, delivering and evaluating their outdoor programmes for children and young people.

Cost £unknown


28/10/2019    Forest School Training L2    5 Days

The Sustainability Centre, Droxford Road, East Meon, Petersfield, GU32 1HR, The Sustainability Centre. Contact: 01730 823166 courses@sustainability-centre.org https://c-js.info/2KS2ijE

Train to be a Forest School Assistant in our beautiful woodland setting, with experienced Forest School Trainer, Adrian Goodhand.

Cost £600.00


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


May 2019

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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