Training

In the Central England Region we offer the following courses:

  • Introduction to the DofE (ITTDofE).
  • Expedition Supervisors Course (ESTC)
  • Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme (EAAS)
  • Managers Induction (free of charge for new LOs and for those LOs with a change in the DofE Manager).
  • Award Verifier (free of charge for new LOs and replacement verifiers. Bookings will only be accepted from LOs in the Central England Region).
  • Managing a DofE Group
  • Emergency Outdoor First Aid (8 hour)
  • Outdoor First Aid (16 hour)
  • Teaching Participants First Aid
  • Lowland Leader Training and Assessment
  • Hill and Moorland Training and Assessment
  • Expedition Skills Module
  • DofE Expedition Skills (DES)
  • Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (British Canoeing)
  • Paddlesport Leader Training and Assessment (British Canoeing)
  • Paddlesport Instructor Course (British Canoeing)

Please note: All courses are closed one week prior to course date.


Introduction to the DofE Course

An essential one day course for any one interested in supporting participants through their DofE programme. It will help you decide what activities are appropriate and what is required.

The pre-requisite is the completion of the e-induction course available at www.DofETraining.org

Courses Available

Course Date: 29/01/2019 10:00 – 16:00
Course Venue: Lynn Grove Academy, Lynn Grove, Gorleston-on-Sea, Bradwell, Great Yarmouth, NR31 8AP
Course Fee: £65.00
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Course Date: 30/01/2019 10:00 – 16:00
Course Venue: Central England Regional Offices, Arthur House, 21 Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BL
Course Fee: £65.00
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Course Date: 05/03/2019 10:00 – 16:00
Course Venue: Central England Regional Offices, Arthur House, 21 Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BL
Course Fee: £65.00
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SEN Introduction to the DofE Course

This course specifically aimed at organisations working with SEN pupils or delivering an alternative curriculum. You will be guided to build a programme that matches your organisations existing activity programme and support you to understand the DofE programme and guidelines.

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Expedition Supervisor Training Course

This course will provide a pathway for both existing and new Expedition Supervisors. The course has been designed to provide Expedition Supervisors with an understanding and consistent interpretation of their role and responsibilities within the DofE, ensuring a high quality experience for all young people.

The pre-requisite for this course is the completion 2 free online learning modules:

* DofE e-induction (or prior completion of Introduction to the DofE course)
* Introduction to the Expedition Section .

Both modules are available at www.DofEtraining.org

Find more information on this course here

Courses Available

Course Date: 21/01/2019 10:00 – 16:00
Course Venue: De Lisle College, Thorpe Hill, Loughborough, LE11 4SQ
Course Fee: £65.00
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Course Date: 24/01/2019 10:00-16:00
Course Venue: Shrewsbury College Group, London Road, Shrewsbury College, Shrewsbury, SY2 6PR
Course Fee: Delegates operating under Shropshire County Council FOC, External delegates £65
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Course Date: 29/01/2019 9:30am – 15:30pm
Course Venue: Worksop College, Cuthbert’s Avenue, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 3AP
Course Fee: £65.00
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Course Date: 02/02/2019 09:30-15:30
Course Venue: The Minster School, Nottingham Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0LG
Course Fee: £60.00
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Course Date: 07/03/2019 10:00-16:00
Course Venue: Hellesdon High School, 187 Middletons Lane, Norwich, NR6 5SB
Course Fee: £65
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Course Date: 07/03/2019 10:00-16:00
Course Venue: Central England Regional Offices, Arthur House, 21 Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BL
Course Fee: £65
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Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme

The pre-requisite for this course are:

the completion of e-induction (or Introduction to the DofE course)

  • The completion of EAAS pre course learning.
  • E-induction and EAAS pre course learning are both free and available at www.DofEtraining.org
  • Please bring both pre course learning certificates with you to the course.

Courses available

Course Date: 06/02/2019 10:00-16:00
Course Venue: Ormiston Venture Academy, Oriel Avenue, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth, NR31 7JJ
Course Fee: £65
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Course Date: 06/02/2019 10:00-16:00
Course Venue: Central England Regional Offices, Arthur House, 21 Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BL
Course Fee: £65
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Course Date: 07/02/2019 10:00-16:00
Course Venue: Ormiston Bushfield Academy, Ortongate, Peterborough, PE2 5RQ
Course Fee: £65.00
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Course Date: 15/02/2019 10:00 – 16:00
Course Venue: Coombe Abbey, Brinklow Road, Binley, Coventry, CV3 2AB
Course Fee: £45.00
To Book Email [email protected]

Course Date: 02/03/2019 09:00-16:30
Course Venue: Bishop’s Wood Centre, Crossway Green, Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 9SE
Course Fee: £65.00
To Book Email: [email protected]

Course Date: 05/03/2019 10:00-16:00
Course Venue: Gartree High School, Ridge Way, Oadby, LE2 5TQ
Course Fee: £65
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Course Date: 14/03/2019 10:00-16:00
Course Venue: Central England Regional Offices, Arthur House, 21 Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BL
Course Fee: £65
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Course Date: 19/03/2019 10:00-16:00
Course Venue: Shrewsbury College Group, London Road, Shrewsbury College, Shrewsbury, SY2 6PR
Course Fee: Delegates operating under Shropshire County Council FOC, External delegates £65
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Course Date: 11/05/2019 09:00-16:30
Course Venue: Bishop’s Wood Centre, Crossway Green, Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire, DY13 9SE
Course Fee: £65.00
To Book Email: [email protected]


DofE Managers Induction

DofE Manager Inductions are free of charge for new LOs and for those LOs with a change in the DofE Manager.
Bookings will only be accepted from LOs in the Central England Region.

The pre-requisite for this course is the completion of the free online learning module:

* DofE e-induction (or prior completion of Introduction to the DofE course)

This module is available at www.DofEtraining.org

Course Date: 23/01/2019 10:00 – 16:00
Course Venue: Central England Regional Office, Arthur House, Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BL
Course Fee: Free
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Course Date: 14/02/2019 10:00 – 16:00
Course Venue: Central England Regional Office, Arthur House, Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BL
Course Fee: Free
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Course Date: 20/03/2019 10:00 – 16:00
Course Venue: Central England Regional Office, Arthur House, Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BL
Course Fee: Free
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DofE Award Verifier Courses

Verifiers courses are free of charge for new LOs and replacement verifiers. Bookings will only be accepted from LOs in the Central England Region.

The pre-requisite for this course is the completion 2 free online learning modules:

* DofE e-induction (or prior completion of Introduction to the DofE course)
* The Award Verifier e-learning module

Both modules are available at www.DofEtraining.org

Course Date: 13/12/2018 10:00-16:00
Course Venue: Castle Newnham School, Polhill Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9DT
Course Fee: Free
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Course Date: 22/01/2019 10:00-16:00
Course Venue: Central England Regional Office, Arthur House, Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BL
Course Fee: Free
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Course Date: 28/01/2019 10:00-16:00
Course Venue: Cambourne Village College, Sheepfold Lane, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6FR
Course Fee: Free
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Course Date: 13/02/2019 10:00-16:00
Course Venue: Central England Regional Office, Arthur House, Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BL
Course Fee: Free
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Course Date: 13/03/2019 10:00-16:00
Course Venue: Central England Regional Office, Arthur House, Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BL
Course Fee: Free
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Managing a DofE Group

Course Date: 14/01/2019 & 21/01/2018 16:30pm – 19:00pm (both sessions)
Course Venue: Rugby Free School, Anderson Avenue, Rugby, CV22 5PE
Course Fee: £65.00
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8 Hour Emergency Outdoor First Aid

An 8 hour Emergency Outdoor First Aid Course suitable for those working in the outdoors where help is never too far away. Suitable for those needing an 8 hour course to validate National Governing Body qualifications.

Our 8 hour courses are available on the first day of our 16 hour First Aid courses. Therefore, to see our available dates please check the section below.

To confirm that you are only wishing to attend the first day for an 8 hour certificate, please include a note in the special comments box when applying. You will receive an email from one of our staff asking you to confirm this.

Those who attend the course for an 8 hour First Aid certificate will be charged £65.


16 Hour Outdoor First Aid 

A 16 hour Outdoor First Aid Course suitable for any leader working in the outdoors and remote from help. Validates all National Governing Body Awards, and helps support leaders who might be up to 2 hours from help arriving after an incident.

Course Date: 12/01/2019 & 13/01/2019 (Weekend course) 09:00-17:30
Course Venue: Wootton Park School, Wootton Hall Park, Wootton, Northampton, NN4 0JA
Course Fee: £120
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Course Date: 04/02/2019 & 05/02/2019 09:00-17:30
Course Venue: Central England Regional Office, Arthur House, Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BL
Course Fee: £120
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Course Date: 27/03/2019 & 28/03/2019 09:00-17:30
Course Venue: Central England Regional Office, Arthur House, Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BL
Course Fee: £120
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Teaching Participants First Aid

A one day course designed to support DofE Leaders to teach first aid to their participants. Those attending the course must have teaching experience and an in date first aid certificate.

Course Date: 12/12/2018 10:00 – 16:00
Course Venue: Central England Regional Office, Arthur House, Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BL
Course Fee: £75
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Course Date: 29/01/2019 10:00 – 16:00
Course Venue: Beaumont Leys School, 
Course Fee: £75
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Course Date: 31/01/2019 10:00 – 16:00
Course Venue: Central England Regional Office, Arthur House, Mere Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BL
Course Fee: £75
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Lowland Leader Award

Lowland Leader Award – In conjunction with Wayahead Training Ltd.

Courses subject to minimum numbers.

Lowland Leader Training

Please note you must be able to meet the pre-requirements to book on to training.

  • You must register with Mountain Training and have paid the scheme registration fee.
  • You must have recorded  a minimum of 10 varied walks in Lowland terrain where the use of a map is required which can have taken place at any point.

Course Date: 26/01/2019 & 27/01/2019 09:00-17:00
Course Venue: Bedfordshire/Milton Keynes area
Course Fee: £120
For a booking form email: [email protected]

Course Date: 16/02/2019 & 17/02/2019 09:00-17:00
Course Venue: Birmingham – Lickey Hills
Course Fee: £120 
For a booking form email: [email protected]

Course Date: 09/03/2019 & 10/03/2019 09:00-17:00
Course Venue: Cannock Chase – This course will be targeted to supported leaders working with SEND young people.
Course Fee: £120
For a booking form email: [email protected]

Lowland Leader Assessment

Please note you must be able to meet the pre-requirements to book on to assessment.

  • You must have attended a Lowland Leader training course (or have been granted exemption)
  • You must be familiar with the syllabus
  • You must have logged a minimum of 20 walks in lowland countryside in different types of terrain (woodland, coastal, farmland etc)
  • You must hold a current first aid certificate, minimum 16 hours and relevant to your work as a Lowland Leader

Course Date: 17/03/2019 & 18/03/2019 09:00-17:00
Course Venue: Warwickshire area
Course Fee: £120
For a booking form email: [email protected]

Course Date: 01/05/2019 & 02/05/2019 09:00-17:00
Course Venue: Dudley/Cannock area
Course Fee: £120
For a booking form email: [email protected]

Course Date: 15/06/2019 & 16/06/2019 09:00-17:00
Course Venue: Suffolk area
Course Fee: £120
For a booking form email: [email protected]

Course Date: 13/07/2019 & 14/07/2019 09:00-17:00
Course Venue: Bedfordshire/Milton Keynes area
Course Fee: £120
For a booking form email: [email protected]


Hill and Moorland Leader 

Hill and Moorland Leader Award – In conjunction with Wayahead Training Ltd.

Courses subject to minimum numbers.

Hill and Moorland Training

Before you book onto a Hill and Moorland Leader training course, make sure you have done the following:

  • You must be registered on the scheme
  • You must be a member of a mountaineering council: BMC, Mountaineering Scotland or Mountaineering Ireland (you can join one when you register if you’re not already a member)
  • You must have recorded a minimum of 20 Quality Hillwalking Days on appropriate terrain (ideally on DLOG) which can have taken place at any point (pre- or post-registration)

Course Date: 25/05/2019 – 27/05/2019 (3 days)
Course Venue: Derbyshire
Course Fee: £170
For a booking form email: [email protected]

Hill and Moorland Assessment

Before you book onto a Hill and Moorland Leader assessment, make sure you have done the following:

  • You must have attended a Hill and Moorland Leader training course (or have been granted exemption)
  • You must be familiar with the syllabus
  • You must have logged a minimum of 40 Quality Hillwalking Days in at least three different upland areas of the UK and Ireland
  • You must hold a current first aid certificate, minimum 16 hours and relevant to your work as a Hill and Moorland Leader

Course Date: 23/03/2019 – 25/03/2019 (3 days)
Course Venue: Derbyshire
Course Fee: £170
For a booking form email: [email protected]


Expedition Skills Module

In conjunction with Wayahead Training Ltd.

Courses subject to minimum numbers.

 
Before you book onto an Expedition Skills Module course, you must meet the following requirements:
  • You must check that you are registered for the module on the Candidate Management System (CMS)
  • You must have passed a walking leader assessment (Lowland, Hill and Moorland or Mountain)
  • You must have logged an absolute minimum of 10 overnight camps; ideally in a variety of contexts
  • You must have assisted with at least two group camps (these can be included in your 10 personal camps)
  • You must have a valid 16 hour first aid certificate, relevant to your work as a walking leader
 
Course Date: 06/04/2019 & 07/04/2019
Course Venue: Derbyshire, Peak District
Course Fee: £130
For a booking form email: [email protected]
 
Course Date: 07/06/2019 & 08/06/2019
Course Venue: Shropshire, Long Mynd
Course Fee: £130
For a booking form email: [email protected]
 

DofE Expedition Skills Course (DES)

The DofE Expedition Skills (DES) is a basic expedition skills training course, normally attended by expedition leaders and expedition support staff.
The DES gives delegates the theoretical and practical skills needed to support DofE expeditions (on foot and in normal Bronze terrain). This course involves a residential stay.

The pre-requisite for this course is the completion 2 free online learning modules:

* DofE e-induction
* Introduction to the Expedition Section

Both modules are available at www.DofEtraining.org

Course Date: Theory Day 14/02/2019 & Residential 02/03/2018 & 03/03/2018
Course Venue: Theory Day: TBC  Residential: Caldecotte Xperience, Lakeside Grove off Bletcham Way, MK7 8HP
Course Fee: £180
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Foundation Safety and Rescue Training (British Canoeing)

The British Canoeing Awarding Body Foundation Safety and Rescue Training course is intended for all paddlers, coaches and volunteers, irrespective of craft or discipline choice, and is available in either bank-based or boat-based options. It provides training on key skills needed to operate safely and deal with common emergencies in a sheltered water environment. These skills then form the foundations for safety and rescue throughout British Canoeing Awarding Body awards.

Those joining this course must have a British Canoeing 2 star award, or equivalent skills. The course will be both theory and practical and will include a lot of getting wet.

Course Date: 26/02/2019 09:00 – 17:00
Course Venue: National Watersports Centre, Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU
Course Fee: £165
For a booking form email: [email protected]


Paddlesport Leader Award (British Canoeing)

The British Canoeing Awarding Body Paddlesport Leader award is targeted at paddlers taking on formal leadership responsibilities in benign, sheltered water environments. The training courses are available to support you in the development of the required skills; leadership, and the associated personal skills, safety and rescue skills. In order to achieve the qualification you need to show competence in the following elements:

  • Participant focused leadership skills
  • Personal paddling skills
  • Rescue skills
  • Underpinning background knowledge, understanding and experience.

Before you book onto a Paddlesports Leader Award Assessment course, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must register with British Canoeing (£39)
  • You must have an 8 hour First Aid certificate.
  • You must have an appropriate level of personal paddling skills.

Course Date: 16/01/2019 & 17/01/2019 09:00 – 17:00
Course Venue: Rudyard Lake and River Soar
Course Fee: £150
For a booking form email: [email protected]

Course Date: 21/03/2019 & 22/03/2019 09:00 – 17:00
Course Venue: Rudyard Lake and River Trent
Course Fee: £150
For a booking form email: [email protected]


Paddlesport Instructor Course (British Canoeing)

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