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Training Directory - Short Courses
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.


January 2019

08/01/2019    Delivering Training Workshops for Wildlife Conservation    2 Days

David Attenborough Building, University of Cambridge, WildTeam UK. Contact: Beth@wildteam.org.uk www.wildteam.org.uk/classroom

Here is your chance to gain certified skills in how to deliver amazing workshops that have a measurable impact for your conservation work.

Cost £230.00


21/01/2019    OCN L2 Award in Outdoor Learning Practice    2.5 Days

BBOWT, Upper Icknield Way, Bulbourne, Tring, Herts, HP23 5QG, Muddy Feet Training. Contact: 07432611008 muddyfeettraining@gmail.com www.muddyfeettraining.co.uk

This course will teach you how to teach outdoor you will experiences EYFS, KS1 and KS2 outdoor activities and learn to plan, prepare and risk assess. Fully accredited nationally recognised qualification accredited by OCN Wales and Institute of Outdoor Learning

Cost £250.00


28/01/2019    L3 Positive approaches to challenging behaviour outdoors    4 Days

Otterhead Forest school Taunton, Muddy Feet Training. Contact: 07432611008 muddyfeettraining@gmail.com www.muddyfeettraining.co.uk

Cost £unknown


30/01/2019    Advanced Facilitation Training - Edinburgh    1 Day

The Melting Pot, Talk Action. Contact: 02073244775 training@talkaction.org https://c-js.info/25NkPRd

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


31/01/2019    Course for Schools: Meaningful Learning and LOtC: Policies and Practice    1 Day

National Marine Aquarium, Plymouth, Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. Contact: 07545 696881 events@lotc.org.uk www.lotc.org.uk/lotc-training-for-schools-meaningful-learning-and-lotc-policies-and-practice-plymouth/

Cost £unknown


February 2019

11/02/2019    Professionals Visit, Wee Wild Sparks Nursery    1 Day

Wee Wild Sparks, Outdoor Nursery site, Coupar Angus, Wild Sparks Outdoor Play CIC. Contact: 07943 440267 office@wildsparks.co.uk www.wildsparks.co.uk

See our outdoor nursery in action observing staff and children. Expedience our hands-off unique practice. We give you observation guidance to make your own notes. Enjoy an after nursery tour of the site with a Q&A session round the campfire.

Cost £unknown


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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


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



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