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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. Alternatively, an introductory or level 1 safeguarding course from the relevant local Safeguarding Partnership (online or in person) may be undertaken to satisfy the minimum training requirement for these roles.


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.

Training resources:

Type of resource
Racial Literacy Training
Experienced trainer Zoe Lorimer has produced a series of three webinars focusing on inclusive, anti-racist...
PVG & Screening webinar
This webinar is aimed at Scottish Membership Secretaries. The online video takes you through the...
Supporting young people with additional needs
This online session is aimed at group leaders and helpers. The webinar covers inclusion, reasonable...
Access Membership on Groop - Tutorial video
This short tutorial explains how Membership Secretaries can access membership and screening information for the...
Managing Behaviour Webinar
This webinar looks at how leaders can promote positive and cooperative behaviour at group night...
Leading for the Future
Woodcraft Folk's toolkit to support young people to develop participatory leadership
Staying Safe
An adaptable session plan to support you to run safeguarding training for volunteers in your...
Camp & Residential Planning Webinar - March 2022
Andy Taylor, Head of Centres, explores the issues you need to consider when planning for...
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...

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