Please find below all upcoming training opportunities with the DofE/JAI in Northern Ireland.

30/09/2017: Introduction to the DofE/JAI
Location: DofE/JAI Office Belfast
Time: 0845-1700
Cost: LO Staff £45 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.

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If you are interested in attending this course, please complete the IttDofE booking form at the bottom of this page and forward to Helen Ward at The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Unit 4 Lower Ground Floor, Forestgrove Business Park, Newtownbreda Road, Belfast BT8 6AW or email: [email protected]. Payment or billing instructions must be received in order to secure a place on the course.

14/10/2017: Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme
Location: DofE/JAI Office Belfast
Time: 0845-1700
Cost: LO Staff £60 or AAP Staff £90

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.

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To request an application pack please contact Helen Ward by email at [email protected] or by telephone on 028 9069 9100.

Find out about the new DofE Leadership Programme here…

IttDofE Booking Form 30.09.17

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