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Chase Training Solutions, has over 30 years' experience of organising and running high quality, affordable DofE expeditions at Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, both within the UK and overseas, successfully supporting 1000's of young people through their expedition training, practice journeys, and qualifying expeditions.

With an outstanding reputation for safety and 'best practice', the success of our open expeditions is also attributed to many factors, however, ultimately the overall experience not only offers young people the opportunity to complete their expedition, but also gives them an all-round valuable residential experience that illustrates youth work at its best.  This is reflected by the many positive comments received from participants, their DofE leaders, parents, and the DofE's Head Office, and the number of participants who recommend us to their family and friends.  In addition, the numerous DofE Operating Authorities, local councils, and organisations from across the UK, who regularly recommend and book participants on our expeditions.
 
We are able to offer a memorable, challenging and beneficial experience, which is open to all DofE participants from any background, DofE Centre, DofE Group and organisation.
 
All our instructors are handpicked because of their knowledge of and safe practice within the DofE Expedition section and the wider DofE Programme, their enthusiasm and motivation, their commitment to 'best practice', and their ability to empower, inspire, encourage and engage with young people at all levels.

Bespoke DofE Expedition Training  

CTS are able to develop and deliver training to meet the DofE Expedition Training Framework requirements for Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, including organising and running practice journeys and qualifying expeditions. We offer a bespoke service ensuring that your exact requirements are met, whether this be a series of sessions delivered at your school or centre, or specially designed residential training weekends.

Holding professional qualifications in either youth work, teaching or outdoor education, enhanced CRB checked, and fully qualified to deliver DofE expedition training and undertake expedition supervision and assessment, CTS staff are able to draw upon many years' of experience working with young people from differing backgrounds and ages, to support and encourage them through their DofE expedition experience. 

We have vast experience of working with a range of DofE Groups and Centres from local councils and organisations from the voluntary and statutory sectors, meeting Operating Authority policies and procedures for Health and Safety, Risk Assessment and Educational Visits.  

Leader Training

CTS is one of the leading providers of Level 3 Certificate in Basic Expedition Leadership (BEL) and Level 2 Award in Assisting in Basic Expedition Leadership (BEAL) courses in the UK, providing high quality, cost effective training to individuals, local authorities and other organisations, particularly those working with young people.
 
 
With a proven track record, we are the 'prefered provider' of Level 3 Certificate in Basic Expedition Leadership courses for many local authorities, voluntary and statutory organisations, regularly delivering courses in many areas of the country.
 
CTS were the first organisation in the UK to organise and offer BEAL courses for Sports Leaders UK.
 
Other Activities
 
CTS organises and delivers residential opportunities for a range of organisations, within the statutory, voluntary and private sectors, including FE Colleges, youth clubs and schools. 
 
Spending time away from the home environment gives children and young people opportunities to live more independently alongside others, learning new social skills, making decisions and sharing free time. They are often able to take more individual and group ownership of learning.
 
Residential experiences can include using outdoor centres, youth hostels and camping. The duration of a residential visit offers a unique form of intensive experience which encourages children and young people to engage with staff and peers at a deeper level and build relationships. 
 
In order to maximise the benefits of residential experiences, CTS offers careful planning and preparation, including work undertaken with children and young people before and after the residential experience, which is key to the relevance, coherence, breadth and depth of learning. 
 
Outdoor education, training and recreation promote active learning through direct personal experience and offer excitement, fun and adventure within a framework of safety. 
 
Active learning and adventure outdoors can take place in a variety of environments; rural and urban, local and more remote.  Outdoor education, training and recreation involve both young people and adults in a wide variety of experiences, including adventurous activities on land and water and activities with an environmental focus. CTS uses a range of recognised methodology including skills-focus learning, problem solving, team building and self-reliant journeys and activities, with a residential experience an especially valued feature.
 
Some of the outdoor activities we can provide and organise include:  Archery; Indoor & Outdoor Climbing; Hillwalking; Orienteering; Canoeing; Raft Building; High Ropes; Mountain Biking; Problem Solving & Team Building; Camping; Zip Wire.
 
CTS regularly deliver training and activities for a range of organisations and has developed opportunities for children, young people and adults
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We have extensive experience of delivering 'enrichment' provision in both primary and secondary education.
 
An example of this is the City of Birmingham Children's University, where, as a Learning Destination, we have developed a Sport in the Environment module and a Basic First Aid module, both of which being validated and successfully delivered to children in Year's 5 and 6, from many schools within the city.  CTS are now working with other Children's University areas to develop and deliver additional modules.
With experience of assisting with the development, management and support of Sure Start Children's Centres, CTS have also worked in partnership with a number ofcentres, delivering staff development and training, as well as organising and facilitating 'Dads and Kids' activities.