Woodcraft Folk offers a range of training opportunities for volunteers to build their knowledge. Much of this is free to access, and is a great chance to take a step back from group sessions, and share ideas and skills.

These sessions will help you to run a successful group, where children can engage, learn and have fun in a safe environment, with confident leaders and helpers.  

Woodcraft Folk currently offers a range of online and face to face training opportunities. You can also access resources that will support you to run your own training sessions in your local area. Select one of the options below to access these materials or find a forthcoming event that meets your needs. You can also find additional training information in the Resource Drive (login required).

Woodcraft Folk recommends that, as a minimum, all Group & District Co-ordinators and Local Safeguarding Leads complete the National Youth Agency’s introductory training course, “Safeguarding in a Youth Work Setting”. This short online module can be accessed free through the NYA’s Safeguarding Hub.



Watch back our archived webinars on everything from bushcraft to gift aid

Training Plans

View our downloadable training packs on a variety of subjects

Volunteer Training

Register to take the National Youth Agency's 'Safeguarding in a Youth Work Setting' training course, recommended for all volunteers.

Upcoming Live Training

No event found!

Training resources:

Type of resource
Staying Safe
This session is designed to introduce volunteers to Woodcraft Folk’s approach to safeguarding and child...
Camp & Residential Planning Webinar - March 2022
Andy Taylor, Head of Centres, explores the issues you need to consider when planning for a camp or weekend away
Bored Meetings
This training course for young members aims to build the values, skills and knowledge needed...
Children's Rights Training
Woodcraft Folk is committed to the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child...
Outcomes for Young People
An effective programme of activities for a Woodcraft Folk group needs to explore our aims...
Responding to Concerns Webinar - December 2021
Join Owen, Woodcraft Folk's safeguarding lead, to hear about processes and procedures as well as helpful advice on responding to concerns when working with young people.
Managing Risk Webinar - November 2021
This session is focused on managing risk when working with our groups for children and young people
Local Safeguarding Plan Webinar - October 2021
This session focuses on developing a local safeguarding plan for your group or district.
Working Together
How can Woodcraft Folk volunteers work effectively together? This training session for volunteers to work...
Bored Meetings
Equality, respect and shared decision-making are central to Woodcraft Folk’s ways of working. Bored Meetings...

If you can’t find what you are looking for, please email [email protected] 

Our website uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you agree to our cookie notice

Skip to content