Venturer Leader Training Sheffield

Event date: 
4 February 2011 - 6:00pm - 6 February 2011 - 5:00pm
Event location: 
Lockerbrook Outdoor Activities Centre, Sheffield

Venturer Leader Training Weekend

Bookings now closed alternatively you can attend Venturer Leader Training at Lee Valley on the 28th-30th January.

4th – 6th February 2011 at Lockerbrook, Sheffield

A course for everyone intending to work with 12-15 year olds by leading or helping in a group or supporting them at camps and residentials, on projects or campaigns


The course comprises of 5 interactive workshops sessions plus time to put skills and knowledge into practice with feedback from tutors and peers. It has been developed by experienced Woodcraft Folk leaders. It is designed to embed the necessary skills and knowledge to needed to work with young people in safe and confident ways that respect their desire to be increasingly responsible for their own programmes.

Who should take part?

The course is particularly aimed at:

• People already involved in Woodcraft folk groups for younger children who with on to supporting venturers.
• People already helping with venturer groups but who feel they would benefit from training.
• New volunteers wanting to work with venturers including older DFs or young kinsfolk.

Course content

Young people, society and Woodcraft folk aims & principles
Working young people – the leader’s role and safeguarding
Programme planning part 1 – groups, issue based work and peer education
Programme planning part 2 - camps, residential, health & safety matters
Group organisation, course review and action planning
There will also be time to devise and practice running sample activities

Attendance certificates are awarded and Leaders Certificates can be attained by completing 10hours reflective practice after attendance.

Booking forms are attach or you can contact Leanne Powell on 020 7703 4173 or at

VLT Sheffield Booking form 2011.doc135 KB