Please find below all upcoming training opportunities with the DofE/JAI in Northern Ireland.
10/03/2018: Expedition Supervisors Training Course (ESTC)
Location: DofE Office Belfast
Cost: LO Staff £60 or AAP Staff £90
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 course covers an understanding of the role of the Expedition Supervisor, Assessor and other adults involved in the delivery of the Expedition section, the process of remote supervision, the importance of emergency procedures and the duty of care held by the Supervisor.
Prior to attending the course, delegates must have completed the DofE’s online e-induction and have a letter of completion, been approved by their LO or AAP and have sufficient technical competence to undertake the practical elements of the course i.e. basic navigation and camp craft skills.
Each LO/AAP will need to ensure that potential Expedition Supervisors have the appropriate technical skills and people skills. Please note that completion of this course does not entitle a delegate to supervise DofE expeditions. This authorisation is given by each DofE/JAI LO/AAP in accordance with their guidelines and requirements.
For more information please see: https://www.dofe.org/leaders/training/estc
To book a place on the course please complete the ESTC booking form at the bottom of this page and forward to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Unit 4 Lower Ground Floor, Forestgrove Business Park, Newtownbreda Road, Belfast, BT8 6AW or email to [email protected] Payment or billing instructions must be received in order to secure a place on the course.
It is strongly advised that you ensure that you have the approval of your LO’s DofE Manager or AAP Manager before submitting your booking form. Please also refer to the cancellation terms and conditions on the reverse of the booking form.
06/10/2018: Introduction to the DofE/JAI
Location: DofE/JAI Office Belfast
Cost: LO Staff £60 or AAP Staff £75
The Introduction to the DofE/JAI training course will provide you with the information needed to be a DofE/JAI Leader and run DofE/JAI programmes within a centre. It will increase your confidence in how to deliver quality DofE/JAI programmes to young people and help develop your knowledge of the DofE/JAI as a whole.
It is suitable for new DofE/JAI Leaders as well as existing Leaders who want to improve their DofE/JAI knowledge.
Delegates must have completed the online e-induction module and provided their letter or completion prior to attending the course. All delegates will be provided with a new 7th edition Handbook for DofE Leaders, which is included in the cost of the course.
For more information please see: https://www.DofE.org/leaders/training/intro-to-the-DofE
If you are interested in attending this course, please use the link below to apply online: https://edofe.org/Training/PublicCourseDetails?courseDetailId=wRrWe40Tl%2BbNnQ%3D%3D
Payment or billing instructions must be received in order to secure a place on the course.
20/10/2018: Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme
Location: DofE/JAI Office Belfast
Cost: LO Staff £75 or AAP Staff £105
The Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme (EAAS) provides the opportunity for new Expedition Assessors to become 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.
Those applying to join EAAS must be at least 18 years old and have appropriate outdoor skills or qualifications where required, the relevant disclosure for regulated activity and adhere to Licensed Organisation (LO)/Wild Country Expedition Network/Assessor Network (AN) or Approved Activity Provider (AAP) safeguarding policies.
The cost of the course includes a copy of The Expediton Guide.
Prior to attending the course, delegates must have completed the DofE’s online e-induction and e-learning modules and if wishing to assess Gold expeditions or Bronze/Silver expeditions in wild country, the Gold module online learning. Delegates must also complete the EAAS delegate application form (EAAS/3) which must be endorsed and signed by your LO’s DofE Manager, Wild Country Panel/AN Co-ordinator or AAP Manager and submitted to the DofE Office along the letters of completion for the online training.
For more information on this course please see: https://www.dofe.org/leaders/training/eaas
To request an application pack please contact the Office by email at [email protected] or by telephone on 028 9069 9100.