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For an up-to-date list of training opportunities for Leaders, please use the Opportunity Finder here.

See the current listings for courses below (please use the filter on the linked page to refine your choice by date/location etc.)


Introduction to eDofE
We are offering FREE eDofE (eDofE is an interactive online system that helps young people manage their DofE programme and Leaders monitor their progress) training opportunities for Leaders/volunteers in the Region.

Please contact your local operations officer for more information.

 

Introduction to the DofE 

The Introduction to the DofE training course will provide you with the information needed to be a DofE Leader and run DofE programmes within a centre. It will put the learning from e-induction into context in a practical way. It is suitable for new DofE Leaders as well as existing Leaders who want to improve their DofE knowledge.  

Course Date: 02/10/2017 and 09/10/2017 4.30-7.30pm

Course Venue: DofE North Shields Office, North Tyneside, NE30 1NT

Course Fee: £65

Please download a booking form here

 

Course Date: 7th October 2017

Course Venue: North of England Regional Office, L14 5NA

Course Fee: £65

Please download a booking form here 

 

Course Date: 16th November 2017

Course Venue: North of England Regional Office, L14 5NA

Course Fee: £65

Please download a booking form here 

 

Expedition Supervisors Training Course

The Expedition Supervisor training course covers: understanding the role of the Expedition Supervisor, Assessor and other adults involved in the delivery of the Expedition section; Understanding the process of remote supervision; Understanding the importance of emergency procedures; Understanding the duty of care held by the Supervisor. 

Course Date: 18/11/2017 10am-4pm

Course Venue: St John's Catholic School, DL14 6JT

Course Fee: £65

Please download a booking form here

 

Expedition Assessors Accredited Scheme

The Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme (EAAS) provides the opportunity for new Expedition Assessors to have their training, skills and learning accredited by the DofE and nationally recognised.The programme has been designed to provide Expedition Assessors with a clear and consistent understanding of their role and responsibilities.   

Course Date: 7th October 2017

Course Venue: North of England Regional Office, L14 5NA

Course Fee: £65

Please download a booking form here 

Course Date: 16th November 2017

Course Venue: North of England Regional Office, L14 5NA

Course Fee: £65

Please download a booking form here

Course Date: 26/02/2018

Course Venue: DofE North East Office, North Tyneside Business Centre, NE30 1NT

Course Fee: £65

Please download a booking form here

Emergency First Aid At Work We are able to offer the HSE approved EFAAW course.

It is appropriate for nominated emergency first aiders, or anyone requiring a comprehensive one day first aid course.

This course can be adapted to suit a particular audience and is ideal for lower risk businesses, in accordance with the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations. The course is run over one day and includes both theory and practical sessions, in a relaxed atmosphere, designed to boost a candidate's confidence.

Dates to be confirmed

ITC Outdoor First Aid Course

Our 16 hour ITC Outdoor First Aid course is very appropriate for DofE Leaders and validates all outdoor instructor awards, e.g. ML, WGL, BEL, SPA, BCU, RYA, MBLA. This 2 day course awards you with an ITC Certificate in Outdoor First Aid AND an HSE recognised Emergency First Aid at Work certificate. It is the course of choice for many outdoor practitioners.

  

Course Date: 15th and 16th July 2017

Course Venue: West Denton, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Course Fee: £100

Please download a booking form here

 

Course Date: 20th and 21st July 2017

Course Venue: West Denton, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Course Fee: £100

Please download a booking form here

 

Course Date: 7th and 8th August 2017

Course Venue: West Denton, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Course Fee: £100

Please download a booking form here

 

Course Date: 2nd and 3rd September 2017

Course Venue: West Denton, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Course Fee: £100

Please download a booking form here

 

Course Date: 5th and 6th September 2017

Course Venue: West Denton, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Course Fee: £100

Please download a booking form here

 

Course Date: 25th and 26th September 2017

Course Venue: West Denton, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Course Fee: £100

Please download a booking form here

 

Course Date: 9th and 10th October 2017

Course Venue: West Denton, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Course Fee: £100

Please download a booking form here

 

Course Date: 2nd and 3rd November 2017

Course Venue: West Denton, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Course Fee: £100

Please download a booking form here

 

Course Date: 7th and 8th December 2017

Course Venue: West Denton, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Course Fee: £100

Please download a booking form here

Mountain Training Lowland Leader Award 

The Lowland Leader Award has been designed for people who wish to lead groups on day walks in lowland countryside and woodland in summer conditions (ideally suited to Bronze and Silver).

Before you book onto a Lowland Leader training course, make sure you have recorded a minimum of 10 varied walks in Lowland terrain where the use of a map is required.

The Lowland Leader training course lasts for 2 days, followed by a 2 day assessment.

 

BBCL (Blackpool, Blackburn, Lancashire and Cumbria)  

Lowland Leader Training  

Venue: Whitehough outdoor Centre, BB12 9LF (Fully Booked)

Residential Date: Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th September 2017

Lowland Leader Assessment 

Venue: Smelt Mill Cottages, BB7 3BH

Residential Date: Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th March 2018

Course Fee: £260

For a booking form click here

 

Lowland Leader Training  

Venue: Whitehough outdoor Centre, BB12 9LF

Residential Date: Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd October 2017

Lowland Leader Assessment 

Venue: Smelt Mill Cottages, BB7 3BH

Residential Date: Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd April 2018

Course Fee: £260

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Lowland Leader Training  

Venue: Whitehough outdoor Centre, BB12 9LF

Residential Date: Saturday 11th-Sunday 12th November 2017

Lowland Leader Assessment 

Venue: Smelt Mill Cottages, BB7 3BH

Residential Date: Saturday 28th-29th April 2018

Course Fee: £260

For a booking form click here

Greater Manchester & Western (Greater Merseyside, Cheshire,  Warrington & Isle of Man) 

Lowland Leader Training  

Venue: Smelt Mill Cottages, BB7 3BH

Residential Date: Saturday 28th - 29th October 2017 (Fully Booked)

Lowland Leader Assessment 

Venue: The Coldwell Activity Centre, BB10 3RD

Residential Date: Saturday 24th - 25th February 2018

Course Fee: £260

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Lowland Leader Training  

Venue: Smelt Mill Cottages, BB7 3BH

Residential Date: Saturday 25th - 26th November 2017 (Fully Booked)

Lowland Leader Assessment 

Venue: The Coldwell Activity Centre, BB10 3RD

Residential Date: Saturday 3rd - 4th March 2018

Course Fee: £260

For a booking form click here

 

DofE Expedition Skills (DES)

The three day course is aimed at staff wanting to get involved with the DofE programme, but may not have much experience within the expedition section or have gained a walking qualification.

The course offers a practical and theoretical approach in developing self-confidence as well as up-skilling the staff to enable them to deliver effective DofE Expeditions.

The course will be delivered by qualified staff from the DofE Regional Office who have a vast amount of experience in delivering expedition training.

 

Western (Greater Manchester, Greater Merseyside, Cheshire,  Warrington & Isle of Man 

DES Course 

Induction Day: Saturday 23rd September

Induction Venue: North of England Regional Office, L14 5NA

Residential Date: Saturday 14th - 15th October

Residential Venue: The Anderton Centre, Rivington

Course Fee: £176

Requirements: This course is aimed at Schools/Centres in the Greater Manchester, Greater Merseyside, Cheshire, Warrington and Isle of Man area only

For a booking form click here 

East Yorkshire  

DES Course 

Induction Day: 14th July 2017

Induction Venue: Raywell Park Activity Centre, HU16 5YL

Residential Date: 15th-16th July 

Residential Venue: Raywell Park Activity Centre, HU16 5YL

Course Fee: £176

Requirements: This course is aimed at Schools/Centres in the East Yorkshire area.

For a booking form click here 

 

North East 

DES Course 

Induction Day: 3rd November 2017

Induction Venue: TCR The HUB, DL12 8TD

Residential Date: 4th-5th November 2017

Residential Venue: TCR The HUB, DL12 8TD

Course Fee: £176

Requirements: This course is aimed at Schools/Centres in the North East area.

For a booking form click here 

 

DES Course 

Induction Day: 19th January 2018

Induction Venue: Bromley Grange, Northumberland, NE43 7RX

Residential Date: 20th-21st January 2018

Residential Venue: Bromley Grange, Northumberland, NE43 7RX

Course Fee: £176

Requirements: This course is aimed at Schools/Centres in the North East area.

For a booking form click here 

 

Other Courses in the North of England

BEL (Basic Expedition Leader) 

We are pleased to provide you with contact details of providers who deliver BEL courses on a regular basis. Please contact them direct to enquire about dates available and costs. Martin Simpson, Simonside Outdoor Centre. Email: [email protected] Paul Mitchinson, Telephone: 0191 413 3775 - Mobile: 07786 902586 Email: [email protected]