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DofE Assessment Expeditions 2019

 

What?

 

Open Bronze / Silver / Gold Assessment Expeditions

 

When?

Bronze Assessment – 30-31 August 2019

Silver Assessment –  29-31 August 2019

Gold Assessment –  27-31 August 2019

 

Where?

Wensleydale

 

Who for?

Any members of girlguiding working towards their D of E award

 

How much?

 

 

 

 

 

More Information?

Bronze Assessment £35,

Silver Assessment £35,

Gold assessment £90

There is some funding available for those living in a deprived location. To know if you qualify please have a look here – Definition of disadvantaged – DofE Girlguiding North East England

 

Click here to find out more about how these expeditions will run.

 

 

Are you looking for a Bronze, Silver or Gold assessment expedition but do not have a group of at least 4 people to do it with? Or are you a group of at least 4 planning a practice but you are all new to it so need some support, or do you not have a leader who can supervise you? If so this is the weekend for you.

 

This is open to all those wanting an assessment at Bronze, Silver level or Gold levels. It is also open to groups running an assessment for the first time who would like support. The Bronze assessment will take place on 30-31 August 2019 and you will need to communicate in advance with your group to do the planning. The Silver assessment will be 29-31 August 2019 and the planning will again be done in advance electronically. The Gold assessment is from the late afternoon of 27 August when we meet beforehand at a Youth Hostel to meet the assessor and finalise details, before beginning the expedition proper on the morning of 28 August then completing it on Saturday 31 August.

 

At all levels the routes will be planned on eDofE mapping so you will need to be familiar with it.

 

It is essential that all the training is signed off and you have successfully completed a practice before attending for assessment. This will be on eDofE.

 

Individual participants:

If you do not have a group of your own, so long as at least 4 people apply you will make up a group. You will be communicating electronically with each other in advance to start the planning of the route, then completing the planning on eDofE mapping – so you might like to familiarise yourself with that beforehand. If you attend the Training Weekend run by Girlguiding North East England you will have covered most of the topics.

 

Leaders of groups:

If you are the adult leader of a Bronze / Silver / Gold group running an expedition for the first time you can make use of our experience and expertise in supervising expeditions. We will give you the campsites but your group will be free to plan their own route based on that. The cost for the weekend will be the same as given above.

 

The cost of the Assessment Expedition includes all campsite fees, and an overnight stay in Youth Hostel with evening meal and breakfast for Gold groups. It also covers all the costs of adult support and any group equipment which which needs to be provided.

 

There is funding available to help with the costs for leaders attending any of these expeditions to gain experience if they either live in or are working with girls from disadvantaged areas. Please contact the region office for an application form.

 

How to apply

 

Bookings are taken on our website, through our online booking form below.  By booking onto this event you accept the T & C s for DofE Assessment Expeditions.

 

You can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque, just select the option at check out.

 

For details of other events happening in the NEE region and also to find out about about and book onto our DofE Training Weekend and DofE Practice Expeditions please view our events calendar here.

 

No bookings for the practice will be taken after 28 June 2019.

 

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the Region office by emailing info@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk. Alternatively, give us a call on 01904 676076.

DofE Practice Expeditions 2019

 

What?

 

The practice expedition is for those who do not have a group of their own, or Leaders who are new to running expeditions and want support with supervising their group. Following that there will be the opportunity to attend Open Bronze / Silver / Gold Assessment.

 

When?

Bronze Practice 19-21 July 2019

Silver Practice 19-21 July 2019

Gold Practice 19–22 July 2019

 

Where?

Teesdale

 

Who for?

Any members of Girlguiding working towards their D of E award

 

How much?

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Information?

Bronze Practice – £30

Silver Practice – £40

Gold practice – £40

 

There is some funding available for those who live in a deprived location.  To know if you qualify please have a look here – Definition of disadvantaged – DofE Girlguiding North East England

 

Click here to find out more about how these expeditions will run.

 

Are you looking for a Bronze / Silver / Gold practice and assessment but do not have a group of at least 4 people to do it with? Or are you a group of at least 4 planning a practice but you are all new to it so need some support, or do you not have a leader who can supervise you? If so this is the weekend for you. You can attend either the practice expedition or the assessment, or both.

 

The Bronze practice is Saturday – Sunday, whereas the Silver practice will start late afternoon on the Friday. However Bronze participants will need to arrive on Friday night in order to complete their preparation. The Gold practice runs for an extra day from Friday late afternoon until Monday late afternoon. You will need to have completed all of your training for the expedition section before attending, and evidence of this from your leader will be needed. If you attend the training weekend run by Girlguiding NEE you will have covered most of the topics, but will need to cover first aid and campcraft locally.

 

Individual participants:

If you do not have a group of your own, so long as at least 4 people apply you will make up a group to complete your practice. You will be communicating electronically with each other in advance to start the planning of the route, then completing the planning on eDofE mapping – so you might like to familiarise yourself with that beforehand.

 

Leaders of groups:

If you are the adult leader of a Bronze / Silver / Gold group running an expedition for the first time you can make use of our experience and expertise in supervising expeditions. We will give you the campsites but your group will be free to plan their own route based on that. The cost for the weekend will be the same as given above.

 

The cost of the Practice Expeditions include all campsite fees.  It also covers all the costs of adult support and any group equipment which which needs to be provided.

 

 There is funding available to help with the costs for leaders attending any of these expeditions to gain experience if they either live in or are working with girls from disadvantaged areas. Please contact the region office for an application form.

 

How to apply

 

Bookings are taken on our website, through our online booking form below.  By booking onto this event you accept the T & C s for DofE Practice Expeditions.

 

You can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque, just select the option at check out.

 

For details of other events happening in the NEE region and also to find out about and to book onto our DofE Training Weekend and DofE Assessment Expeditions please view our events calendar here.

 

No bookings for the practice will be taken after Thursday 23 May 2019.

 

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the Region office by emailing info@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk. Alternatively, give us a call on 01904 676076.

DofE Expedition Assessor Training Course 2019

What?

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition Assessor Training Course

 

When?

Saturday 8 June 2019 – 10am – 4 pm

 

Where?

North East England Region Office, York

 

Who for?

Adults wishing to assess DofE expeditions

 

How much?

£30 to include lunch

 

 

This course is one of a series of course offered by DofE to train adults in the various roles needed to support the scheme.  The purpose of the EAAS is to prepare, train and accredit Assessors to undertake expedition assessments.  Only accredited assessors may assess DofE Expeditions.

Becoming an assessor is a step which will help to support our girls and young women who are taking part in the award.  However before attending the course you do need some experience of working with DofE expeditions.  We also expect you to hold the relevant qualification for the level of country you wish to assess in – so for example a Silver assessor would be expected to have level 2 walking or equivalent for alternative means of travel.

You must have completed the DofE’s e-induction, online pre-course training module, and, if you are assessing at Gold level or Bronze and Silver expeditions in wold country, the additional online Gold module.  These can all be found at https://edofe.org/ELearning/Index.

On successful completion of each module you will be able to print off a letter of completion which must be sent to the region office along with your participant information form.

To find out details of other events/trainings taking part in the region including an Introduction to DofE Course on 23 January 2019 and a DofE Supervisor training on 9 March 2019 please look at our Region Calendar on the website.

 

How to apply

 

Bookings are taken through our online booking form below. In booking onto this event you accept the T & C s for DofE Assessor Course 2019.

 

You can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque, just select the option at check out.

 

No bookings will be taken after 28 May 2019.

 

As well as booking and paying for the course on the region booking system you also need to book on the DofE website hereplease do this as soon as you have made this booking if you have not already done soYou will not need to pay again, when you get to the ‘Payment option’ part of the process please tick the ‘Please use the payee details above’ button. 

 

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the Region office by emailing info@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk.  Alternatively, give us a call on 01904 676076.

DofE / The Senior Section Walking Weekend 2019

 

What? This weekend will cover most of the DofE expedition training needed for Bronze, Silver and Gold levels.
When? 13-14 April 2019
Where? Grinton Lodge YHA, Grinton, North Yorkshire, DL11 6HS
Who for? Girlguiding DofE participants, DofE Leaders, those doing a walking expedition for their Queen’s Guide Award
How much?

£55 (includes accommodation, dinner, bed & breakfast at the youth hostel)

There is some funding available for those who live in a deprived location.  To know if you qualify please have a look here – Definition of disadvantaged – DofE Girlguiding North East England

 

 

The weekend will include training on navigation skills, route planning, map reading, food and cooking. You will also have time to socialise and make new friends. Walks will be tailored to Bronze, Silver and Gold levels as required and there may be an opportunity to plan further expeditions. You will need to bring a packed lunch for Saturday and make your own way to and from the venue.

 

This is the first stage of the three expedition events for those hoping to complete the expedition section. Practice expeditions for Bronze/Silver will take place on 19-21 July 2019 and Gold will take place from 19-23 July 2019.  Assessment expeditions for Bronze will take place on 30-31 August 2019, for Silver on 29-31 August 2019, and Gold will take place from the late afternoon of 27 August – 31 August 2019.  Please click the above links for more information on each level.

 

This event is open to Girlguiding DofE Award participants and those doing a walking expedition for Queen’s Guide. DofE participants should be registered for the award before attending this event. Leaders running DofE units may also apply to shadow groups and gain experience in running the expedition section of the DofE Award. There is funding available to help leaders working with young people in deprived areas.  Please ask for an application form.

 

For more information about how the open expeditions run please click here. Please ensure that you read this information.   

 

Further information on this event will be sent to participants nearer the time of the event.

 

How to apply

 

Bookings are taken through our online booking form below. Please select the appropriate level ticket.  By booking onto this event you agree to our T & C s for DofE Walking Weekend 2019.

 

You can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque; just select the option at check out.

 

No bookings will be taken after 1 February 2019.

 

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the Region office by emailing info@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk.  Alternatively, give us a call on 01904 676076.

DofE Expedition Supervisor Training Course 2019

What?

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition Supervisor Training Course

 

When?

Saturday 9 March 2019

 

Where?

North East England Region Office, York

 

Who for?

Adults supervising DofE expeditions

 

How much? £25 to include lunch

 

 

A supervisor’s training course is available for all those involved in supervising DofE expeditions.  For those new or relatively new to supervising it is invaluable.  Whilst not currently compulsory it is a very useful course for any expedition supervisor.  More experienced supervisors will also find it useful as consolidation of their knowledge, and the opportunity to discuss issues with other supervisors.

The next of these courses is being held at Girlguiding North East England HQ, Monks Cross, York on 9 March 2019 from 10 am – 4 pm.  The cost will be £25 to include lunch.  Uniform/guidewear will be worn.

The following gives a summary of what is covered.  If you have any further questions about the course please contact Isabel Woodland via the region office.

The Expedition Supervisor Training Course covers

  • Understanding the role of the expedition supervisor, assessor and other adults involved in the delivery of the Expedition section
  • Understanding the process of remote supervision
  • Understanding the importance of emergency procedures
  • Understanding the duty of care held by the supervisor

A supervisor must have a good level of knowledge in three areas

  • DofE knowledge; including a full understanding of the requirements of the expedition section and the importance of remote supervision
  • Technical skills’ including skills in the method of travel, navigation, camp craft and first aid
  • People skills; including the ability to work well with both young people and other adults in a supportive manner

This training course covers the first of these three areas.

Pre-requirements

To ensure that those attending the Expedition Supervisor training course are able to gain the maximum benefit there are a number of pre-requirements.  These are

  • Have completed the DofE’s e-induction and has a letter of completion https://edofe.org/ELearning/Index (there is no need to repeat this if you have already completed it before)
  • Have sufficient technical competence in the level of country they will be operating in to undertake the practical elements of the course, ie, basic navigation and camp craft skills

NOTE:  In Girlguiding all supervisors must hold the appropriate level of walking qualification for the terrain in which they are supervising. 

 

To find out details of other events/trainings taking part in the region including an Introduction to DofE Course on 23 January 2019 and a DofE Assessor training on 8 June 2019 please look at our Region Calendar on the website.

 

How to apply

 

Bookings are taken through our online booking form below. In booking onto this event you accept the T & C s for Supervisor Course 2019.

You can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque, just select the option at check out.

No bookings will be taken after 22 February 2019.

As well as booking and paying for the course on the region booking system you also need to book on the DofE website hereplease do this as soon as you have made this booking if you have not already done soYou will not need to pay again, when you get to the ‘Payment option’ part of the process please tick the ‘Please use the payee details above’ button. 

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the Region office by emailing info@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk.  Alternatively, give us a call on 01904 676076.

 

Introduction to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Course 2019

What?

Introduction to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Course

 

When?

Saturday 19 January 2019 – 10am-4pm

 

Where?

North East England Region Office, York

 

Who for?

New leaders, advisers or those interested in starting DofE Groups

 

How much?

£25 to include lunch and a copy of the DofE Handbook

 

There is some funding available for those who have members of their group living in a deprived location, or who themselves live in a deprived location.  To know if you, or those in your group, qualify please have a look here – Definition of disadvantaged – DofE Girlguiding North East England

 

Dress Code      Guide wear/uniform for those who are members of Girlguiding

 

This course will give you lots of information about how to run the D of E award in your unit, local area or county. It will include how the programme runs, how to support the young people working on it, how to use eDofE, and how to introduce the expedition section. You will also get ideas of how to access support. The focus will be on the D of E in Girlguiding. It will be useful both to those new to running the award or those who have taken on a new role or have only been involved for a year or two. So you might be a Guide leader wanting to take advantage of the change allowing girls in Year 9 to start the award, a ranger leader wanting to introduce the award, or maybe a leader supporting girls in the 14–25 age group whatever their role.

The cost includes a copy of the latest edition of the D of E handbook, costing £6.50. If you already have your own current copy please deduct that from your course fee – but you must have a copy of the handbook to use at the course.

Before you attend you will need to complete the online introduction to D of E found at  www.DofEtraining.org. Please bring a copy of your completion certificate with you to the course.

If you have any questions about the relevance of this course for you please email Sharron Little  – sharron.little@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk

To find out details of other events/trainings taking part in the region please look at our Region Calendar on the website.

 

How to apply

 

Bookings are taken through our online booking form below. In booking onto this event you accept the Booking Terms and Conditions for the Introduction to DofE Course

 

You can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque, just select the option at check out.

 

No bookings will be taken after Monday 7 January 2019.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  As well as booking and paying for the course on the region booking system you also need to book on the DofE website here – please do this as soon as you have made this booking if you have not already done soYou will not need to pay again, when you get to the ‘Payment option’ part of the process please tick the ‘Please use the payee details above’ button. 

 

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact the Region office by emailing info@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk.  Alternatively, give us a call on 01904 676076.