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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.
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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.


October 2019

19/10/2019    Zoo Veterinary Careers Day    1 Day

ZSL London Zoo, ZSL. Contact: zooacademylz@zsl.org https://c-js.info/2nSrKwF

This course is aimed at 13-18 year old’s who want to work within the zoo veterinary profession – as vets, vet nurses or as enrichment & behaviour experts. Students will get the unique chance to see inside the Zoo’s veterinary hospital & meet the professionals that work there. They’ll also experience exactly what their jobs entail & how they got to where they are.

Cost £120.00


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.​

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


28/10/2019    Forest Schools Level 2 and 3    5 Days

Park Farm, Holmsdale Manor Forest Schools. Contact: 07775857222 katieward2005@hotmail.com Park Farm

High quality Forest School training with an sward winning trainer. L2 £449 and L3 £799. In the heart of the National Forest.

Cost £799.00


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


31/10/2019    Meeting the needs of teachers and schools - learning outside the classroom: workshop for providers    1 Day

We the Curious, Bristol, Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Contact: 07545 696881 events@lotc.org.uk https://c-js.info/2MQLTeK

A day of practical training for organisations who offer educational programmes and learning experiences to schools. Delegates will look at what teachers want and what schools need, how to build relationships with and support schools, and grow their business. £155 members/£255 non-members

Cost £255.00


November 2019

09/11/2019    Leading Earthwalks    1 Day

Testwood Lakes nature reserve, Totton, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01489 774400 course@hiwwt.org.uk www.hiwwt.org.uk/events/2019-11-09-leading-earthwalks-workshop

An introduction to Earthwalks and how they fit with outdoor education practice. You will learn how to guide them, as well as have a chance to plan and lead your own Earthwalks. Includes new Earthwalk book packed with old and NEW sensory based activities

Cost £110.00


14/11/2019    NOCN Level 3 Forest School Qualification    10 Days

Margrove Heritage Centre, Boosbeck, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust. Contact: 07814 791671 information@forestschooltraining.com https://c-js.info/2AS1e9i

10 days November 2019 to September 2020 Venue: Margrove Heritage Centre, Boosbeck, Saltburn, Redcar and Cleveland, TS12 3BZ Tees Valley Wildlife Trust and North Yorkshire Forest School Training NOCN Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders for learners who will be planning and leading groups in a Forest School programme.

Cost £895.00


15/11/2019    Effective Workplace Mentoring    1 Day

Birmingham, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/15112019000000EffectiveWorkplaceMentoring.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


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


26/11/2019    Engaging Communities in Climate Change    1 Day

St Luke's Community Centre, 90 Central St, London EC1V 8AJ, Talk Action. Contact: 02034887010 training@talkaction.org https://c-js.info/2Lh2g3r

Cost £363.00


27/11/2019    Human behaviour change for wildlife conservation    2 Days

Blashford Lakes nature reserve, Ringwood, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01489 774400 courses@hiwwt.org.uk https://c-js.info/2mhItbT

Understanding people’s behaviours and the ways in which they could be changed is vital for the future of people and wildlife. This course will provide an introduction to the psychology of behaviour change, and how to apply these to your projects and programmes to influence people’s hearts and minds

Cost £280.00


December 2019

03/12/2019    Effective Communication Skills    1 Day

London, CIEEM. Contact: 01962 868626 enquiries@cieem.net events.cieem.net/Events/EventPages/03122019000000EffectiveCommunicationSkills.aspx

Do you want to communicate better at work with customers, contractors, suppliers, colleagues, managers and other professionals? If so, this one-day course is what you are looking for.

Cost £unknown


07/12/2019    Expedition Leadership Course    2 Days

Bristol, Explorers Connect. Contact: https://c-js.info/2ltRDRN

Explorers Connect's ever-popular sellout course is back for 2019. Make a life-changing step and join other like-minded people to learn the hard and soft skills needed to lead expeditions and get a job in the adventure industry. From £214

Cost £unknown


10/12/2019    Advanced Facilitation Training (London) Two Day Course    2 Days

St Luke's Community Centre, 90 Central St, London EC1V 8AJ, Talk Action. Contact: 02034887010 training@talkaction.org https://c-js.info/2Zl2Kzv

Cost £629.00


February 2020

03/02/2020    Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Award    5 Days

Blackford, Perthshire, Learn Wild. Contact: 07909225197 karen.hencoop@btinternet.com www.forestschoolsscotland.co.uk

5 days initial training, 5 day development week and 2 day first aid course.

Cost £950.00


24/02/2020    Getting Creative with the Curriculum - Beyond the Classroom: practical CPD event for teachers and leaders in schools.    1 Day

Neston High School, Cheshire, Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Contact: 07545 696881 events@lotc.org.uk https://c-js.info/2MigLpv

If you want to take your learning beyond the classroom but are unsure where to start or if you want fresh ideas to reinvigorate what you do, this practical low-cost CPD event for teachers will help you get creative and make an impact on your students and their learning.

Cost £50.00


25/02/2020    Raising Standards in Literacy    0.5 Day

Lullingtstone Country Park, Castle Road, Eynsford, Kent. DA4 0JF, Kent Country Parks. Contact: 03000 413500 kentcountryparkslearning@kent.gov.uk

This half day course will give you some exciting practical and innovative outdoor literacy ideas to engage all abilities and learning styles.

Cost £80.00


25/02/2020    Raising Standards in Numeracy     0.5 Day

Lullingtstone Country Park, Castle Road, Eynsford, Kent. DA4 0JF, Kent Country Parks. Contact: 03000 413500 kentcountryparkslearning@kent.gov.uk https://c-js.info/2GCX2xI

This half day course will give you endless opportunities to explore numeracy in the natural environment.

Cost £80.00


25/02/2020    Meeting the needs of teachers and schools - learning outside the classroom: workshop for providers    1 Day

Holland Park Ecology Centre, London, Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Contact: 07545 696881 events@lotc.org.uk https://c-js.info/2IVS2FE

A day of practical training for organisations who offer educational programmes and learning experiences to schools. Delegates will look at what teachers want and what schools need, how to build relationships with and support schools, and grow their business. £155 members/£255 non-members

Cost £255.00


March 2020

03/03/2020    Forest School Level 1    2 Days

Lullingtstone Country Park, Castle Road, Eynsford, Kent. DA4 0JF, Kent Country Parks. Contact: 03000 413500 kentcountryparkslearning@kent.gov.uk

A two day accredited course, run by our experienced forest school leaders you will learn about theethos, principles and practices of forest school.

Cost £285.00


05/03/2020    Outdoor Learning for Early Years    1 Day

Brockhill Country Park, Sandling Road, Hythe, Kent. CT21 4HL, Kent Country Parks. Contact: 03000 413500 kentcountryparkslearning@kent.gov.uk

This fun packed course will explore how the natural environment can be used to stimulate the senses of Early Years children. Lots of practical activities, games and songs will be demonstratedand discussed with the opportunity to make some simple equipment.

Cost £150.00


05/03/2020    Grow Leader Course    12 Days

Feed Bristol, Avon Wildlife Trust. Contact: 0117 917 7270 learning@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk https://c-js.info/2oPtIOL

The Grow Leader course aims to support more people to become effective facilitators of ecological land management and food growing projects. Delivered at Avon Wildlife Trust’s 6 acre site called Feed Bristol. The course is delivered over 12 sessions and provides learning outcomes and practical experience in: - Community engagement - Ecology and conservation - Organic food growing

Cost £750.00


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


26/03/2020    Getting Creative with the Curriculum - Beyond the Classroom: practical CPD event for teachers and leaders in schools.    1 Day

Easterside Academy, Middlesbrough, Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Contact: 07545 696881 events@lotc.org.uk https://c-js.info/32n0t4b

If you want to take your learning beyond the classroom but are unsure where to start or if you want fresh ideas to reinvigorate what you do, this practical low-cost CPD event for teachers will help you get creative and make an impact on your students and their learning.

Cost £30.00


30/03/2020    Woodland Activity leader Training    7 Days

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

Gain the skills and confidence you need to run your own outdoor sessions with our fully accredited 7 day training course. Equivalent to Forest School training at level 3.

Cost £525.00


May 2020

20/05/2020    Introduction to Forest School    1 Day

Brockhill Country Park, Sandling Road, Hythe, Kent. CT21 4HL, Kent Country Parks. Contact: 03000 413500 kentcountryparkslearning@kent.gov.uk

This one day course will give you an insight into what Forest School is, and the importance of outdoor experiences for learning.

Cost £100.00


July 2020

06/07/2020    Woodland Activity Leader Training    7 Days

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

Gain the skills and confidence you need to run your own outdoor sessions with our full accredited course.

Cost £525.00



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