Cumbria Outdoors - Training opportunities for DofE leaders

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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) develops young people for life and work. It helps them to fulfill their potential and have a brighter future. For many young people, the impact can be life-changing.

Dates and time:

Monday 19th October 2020  10am to 4pm

Course outline:

The Introduction to the DofE (IttDofE) course acts as a general introduction to the DofE and to DofE delivery roles.

The course outlines the relevant information needed to be a DofE Leader or helper and to run DofE programmes within a centre. The IttDofE will be of interest to anyone involved in running or supporting DofE programmes.

The e-induction e-learning module must be completed in advance of the course. Access the e-learning from www.DofEtraining.org.

For further information and introductory course resources, visit the Introduction to the DofE webpage: www.DofE.org/ittDofE

Target audience:

Duke of Edinburgh Award Co-ordinators and Leaders in schools (both in and out of county)

Course provider:

Lisa Hignett - Duke of Edinburgh's Award co-ordinator, Cumbria County Council 

Outcomes:

  • To understand the mission, concept, guiding principles and the delivery structure of the DofE and to appreciate the benefits to young people. 
  • To understand the different roles needed to support a young person's DofE participation and to recognise their responsibilities to both participants and their Licensed Organisation/AAP. 
  • To understand DofE programmes (levels, sections, timescales, sectional benefits) and the development of a DofE programme using resources available to enable them to support young people through their DofE programme.
  • To understand the process of a young person completing a DofE programme and to consider the possible barriers to completion and progression.
  • To provide the DofE Leader with the knowledge to enable them to support young people, develop new Leaders and identify the resources and support available to help them achieve this.

Venue:

Hawse End Centre
Portinscale
Keswick
Cumbria
CA12 5UE

Course fee:  £78 (includes lunch)

Please contact lisa.hignett@cumbria.gov.uk to book onto the course

Telephone: 01768 812280

Course Number:   IttDofE014503

Introduction to DofE booking form (WORD 250KB)

Dates and time:

Monday 9 November 2020  10am to 4pm

Course outline: 

The Expedition Supervisor Training Course (ESTC) provides Expedition Supervisors with an understanding of their role, as the person responsible for the health and safety of an expedition team.

The e-induction and Introduction to the Expedition section e-learning modules must be completed in advance of the course. Access the e-learning from www.DofEtraining.org.

The ESTC training course covers the role and responsibilities of the Expedition Supervisor and is normally delivered as a one day course.

 For further information and introductory course resources, visit the Expedition Supervisor Training Course webpage: www.DofE.org/estc

Target audience:

Teachers (secondary), DofE supporters, Departments wishing to run DofE, Outdoor Education Leaders, AAPs, DofE Co-ordinators and Leaders in Educational Establishments (Secondary).

Course provider:

Ruth Ramsdale  - Operations Officer, DofE North

Outcomes:

  • To provide Expedition Supervisors with an understanding and consistent interpretation of their roles
  • To have a clear understanding of expedition supervision
  • To ensure a basic understanding of the expedition section of DofE programmes
  • To understand safety and emergency procedures relating to expeditions
  • To understand the Expedition Supervisors' duty of care

Booking:

Lisa Hignett - Duke of Edinburgh's Award Co-ordinator, Cumbria County Council 

Email: lisa.hignett@cumbria.gov.uk 

Telephone:  01768 812280

Venue:

Hawse End Centre 
Portinscale 
Keswick 
Cumbria 
CA12 5UE

Course fee: £78 (includes lunch) 

Course code: ESTC014504

Expedition Supervisor Training Course booking form (WORD 247KB)

Dates and time:

Monday 1 February 2021  10am to 4pm

Course outline: 

The Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme (EAAS) training provides a route to accreditation for those who wish to assess DofE expeditions. Expedition Assessors check that expeditions meet the DofE's required 20 conditions.

The e-induction and EAAS pre-course e-learning modules must be completed in advance of the course, as well as the Gold Assessor e-learning (for Assessors at Gold level, or those assessing in wild country). Access the e-learning from www.DofEtraining.org.

The EAAS training course covers the role and responsibilities of the Expedition Assessor and is normally delivered as a one day course.

After successfully completing the EAAS course, delegates must be endorsed by a Licensed Organisation, Approved Activity Provider or Assessor Network within two years. They can then be accredited as an Expedition Assessor and are able to assess DofE expeditions.

For further information and introductory course resources, visit the Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme webpage: www.DofE.org/eaas

Target audience:

Teachers (secondary), DofE supporters, Departments wishing to run DofE, Outdoor Education Leaders, AAPs, DofE Co-ordinators and Leaders in Educational Establishments (Secondary).

Course provider:

Ruth Ramsdale  - Operations Officer, DofE North

Outcomes:

  • To identify current knowledge of the DofE's principles and 20 conditions of the Expedition section and the importance of the aim of the expedition.
  • To outline the role of the Expedition Assessor and the steps to assessment.
  • To help Assessors understand the importance of social and personal development within the Expedition section.
  • To confirm that delegates have the knowledge to ensure that expeditions meet the DofE's 20 conditions.
  • To understand the varying modes of travel that can be used for a DofE expedition and the environments in which they can take place.
  • To understand the processes involved in the debrief, presentation and DofE completion part of the expedition and how this can lead to a successful outcome for the participant.

Booking:

Lisa Hignett - Duke of Edinburgh's Award Co-ordinator, Cumbria County Council 

Email: lisa.hignett@cumbria.gov.uk 

Telephone:  01768 812280

Venue:

Hawse End Centre  
Portinscale  
Keswick  
Cumbria  
CA12 5UE

Course fee: £78 (includes lunch) 

Course code: EAAS014505

Expedition Assessor Accreditation Course booking form (WORD 250KB)