Woodcraft Training Courses
The Woodcraft Folk have developed a range of in-house training courses to support members and volunteers. In general training is delivered by volunteer trainers, these are volunteers that have experience of a particular role within Woodcraft e.g. Elfin/Pioneer/Venturer Leader and have also completed the Woodcraft Train to Train course.
The current range of courses available is:
- Introducing Woodcraft - A two hour training session giving a general introduction to the organisation, explaining its aims, roots and background. It can be delivered by any one who feels competent – i.e. an experienced established leader/older members of district/group or members with training experience. But no formal qualifications are needed.
- Learn to Play - This course is aimed at members, parents, volunteers and DFs already running groups or wanting to become more involved with local Woodchip, Elfin or Pioneer groups. The course covers Introduction to Woodcraft Folk, child development and play, health and safety, safeguarding, inclusion, co-operative play activities and teamwork.
- Youth Leader Training - The course is suitable for members, parents, volunteers and young people already running Pioneer and Venturer groups or planning on getting more involved in running groups. The course covers young people, society and Woodcraft folk aims & principles; working with young people – the leader’s role and safeguarding; programme planning, groups, issue based work and peer education; programme planning, camps, residential, health & safety matters and group organisation, course review and action planning.
If you are interested in finding out more about these courses and if any are planned in your local area please contact Tracy Cleveland, TREE Events Administrator.
Check out our upcoming trainings here.
Development staff also support adult members and young people through a range of training initiatives and these include:
- Bored Meetings - The course is aimed at Venturers, DFs and adult members who are either already on committees (e.g. district committees, regional committees, General Council, project or camp committees etc.), or thinking of getting involved with a committee in the future. For further information about Bored Meetings training please contact Rebecca Mattingly, TREE Development Officer Youth Empowerment.
- Safeguarding – Sessions designed to help groups and district understand child protection and safeguarding issues and develop their own local safeguarding plan based on the national policy. Further information on safeguarding is available at www.woodcraft.org.uk/safeguarding
- Young Trainers - The Young Trainers Programme is specifically aimed at supporting and developing young people under the age of 25 to become trainers within Woodcraft Folk. They can then use these skills not only within Woodcraft, delivering training to support local groups, but also use them to gain future employment as the training is accredidated through the ASDAN Activity Award. For Further information about the Young Trainers programme contact Rose Mitchell, TREE Development Officer Mentoring and Twinning or Tracy Cleveland, TREE Events Administrator.