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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.


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


14/09/2019    Physicality in Forest School    1 Day

Nower Wood, Mill Way, leatherhead KT22 8QA, Surrey Wildlife Trust. Contact: 01372379523 adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk https://c-js.info/2LtI0gW

We are becoming aware of the major contribution that being physically active and stronger has on the educational attainment of students. This course will help you to learn the best ways to maximise the effectiveness of your Forest School programme by addressing these issues.

Cost £35.00


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


08/10/2019    Forest School Level 1    2 Days

Trosley Country Park, Waterlow Road, Vigo Village, Meopham, Kent. DA13 0SG, 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


12/10/2019    Woodland Activity Leader Training    7 Days

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

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

Cost £525.00


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


15/10/2019    Outdoor Learning for Early Years    1 Day

Lullingtstone Country Park, Castle Road, Eynsford, Kent. DA4 0JF, 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


16/10/2019    Raising Standards in Literacy    0.5 Day

Brockhill Country Park, Sandling Road, Hythe, Kent. CT21 4HL, 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


16/10/2019    Raising Standards in Numeracy     0.5 Day

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

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

Cost £80.00


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


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


December 2019

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


February 2020

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


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


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


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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