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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition Assessor Training Course – 25 April 2020

What?

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition Assessor Training Course

 

When?

Saturday 25 April 2020

 

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 15 February 2020 and a DofE Supervisor training on 29 February 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 Booking Terms and Conditions for the DofE Assessor Course.

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

No bookings will be taken after 9 April 2020.

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.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition Supervisors’ Course – 29 February 2020

What?

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition Supervisor Training Course

 

When?

Saturday 29 February 2020

 

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 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 29 February 2020 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 15 February 2020 and a DofE Assessor training on 25 April 2020 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 DofE Supervisor Course.

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

No bookings will be taken after 14 February 2020.

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.

Introduction to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Course – 15 February 2020

What?

Introduction to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Course

 

When?

Saturday 15 February 2020 – 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 have a look at http://dclgapps.communities.gov.uk/imd/idmap.html.  If you think you qualify please email NEE HQ for an application form.

 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 including a DofE Supervisor training on 9 March 2020 and a DofE Assessor training on 25 April 2020 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 12 noon on Monday 3 February 2020.

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.

Level 3 Safe Space Training – Doncaster

What? Level 3 Safe Space Training
When? Saturday 16 November 2019 – 0930 – 1300 approx
Where? Alexander House, High Street, Askern, Doncaster, DN6 0AB
Who for?

Girlguiding members who require Level 3 A Safe Space as part of their Girlguiding role

How much? £10

 

An opportunity for those Girlguiding members who require the Girlguiding Level 3 Safe Space training as part of the role they hold in girlguiding.  If you are unsure if you require this qualification please check the Girlguiding website here.

 

Fees and expenses – There is a nominal fee of £10 to contribute towards the cost of the training and refreshments.  It is perfectly acceptable to take this fee out of unit funds and to take travel costs from these funds.

 

Timings and Refreshments – Refreshments (drinks and biscuits) will be served from 0930, please note the training will start at 1000 prompt.

 

Numbers are strictly limited.  If you have a booked place and then cannot attend please let us know so that we can offer the place to someone else.

 

Joining instructions for this training will be sent to all participants one week before the event.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Before undertaking this training, you need to have taken Safe Space Levels 1 and 2 online and have had the Commissioner’s follow up chat if you did the online training or attended a Level 1 and 2 face to face training.  

 

We will be holding further Level 3 Safe Space trainings throughout the year.  As they become available details can be found on the region website here.

 

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 Level 3 Safe Space Trainings

 

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

 

No bookings will be taken after 1700 on 31 October 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.

 

 

 

 

Outdoor First Aid Training – 15-17 November 2019

What? 16 hour Outdoor First Aid Course.
When? 15-17 November 2019
Where? Hazel House, Ripon.
Who for? Any adult member who needs a 16 hour outdoor first aid certificate.
How much?

£95 includes 2 nights in indoor accommodation, food and training.

£90 (non-residential) includes refreshments on Saturday and Sunday, lunch on both days and training. 

 

This 16 hour course will give you a qualification which is recognised by most national governing bodies.   Both days will commence at 9am prompt. The weekend will finish at approximately 5.30pm on Sunday.

 

Participants will be expected to take a full and active part in the course, including acting as casualties for each other. You will be expected to be capable of kneeling, performing CPR on manikins and lifting and rolling simulated casualties. Suitable clothing would be a tracksuit and trainers or other loose clothing and flat shoes. A significant amount of time will be spent outdoors regardless of the weather, so please bring suitable warm and waterproof clothing.

 

As you are working towards an outdoor qualification, bursaries are available from Girlguiding North East England. If you wish to apply for a bursary please email sharron.little@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk and we will send you the appropriate documentation.

 

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 Outdoor 1st Aid

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

No bookings will be taken after 27 September 2019.   Places are limited.

 

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.

 

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Commissioner Training (Full Day) – West Auckland, Durham

What? A full day of training covering the basics of being a commissioner.
When? Saturday 9 November 2019
Where? West Auckland Vineyard Centre, 3 Aptec Enterprise Park, Darlington Road, West Auckland, DL14 9PD
Who for? District and division commissioners and commissioner mentors.
How much? £20

This is a day which is designed for district and division commissioners and commissioner mentors.

Three topics will be covered during the day:

  • Meeting the challenges – It will offer support to help you manage difficult, challenging and conflicting situations positively and effectively.
  • Processes and resources – Help you to understand your role in implementing the processes of Girlguiding and the resources available to help you.
  • Leadership & Vision –  You will explore your role in leading the district/division team in delivering good guiding.

The day is targeted at relatively new commissioners who have been in the role for up to 18 months, but commissioner delegates, more experienced commissioners and commissioner mentors are welcome to participate to refresh their knowledge.

The event will be held at West Auckland Vineyard Centre starting at 9.30am and finishing at 5pm.  Lunch and refreshments throughout the day will be provided.

Bookings are taken through our online booking form. In booking onto this event you accept the Commissioner Full Day Trainings booking terms and conditions

This training is also being held as three evening trainings in June/July 2019 at the Region Office in York – further details can be found on the region events calendar.

How to apply

Select the number of tickets you require below, and then complete the online booking form.  You can pay by card, bank transfer or cheque, just select the option at check out.

No bookings will be taken after 25 October 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.

 

 

 

Girlguiding North East England Walking Weekend – 25-27 October 2019 – Online bookings now closed but if you are interested please ring the office we may be able to get you onto the weekend

 

What? The weekend for those wishing to do Girlguiding Level 1 walking (training and assessment in one weekend), Level 2 training, Level 2 assessment or social walking.
When? 25-27 October 2019
Where? Based at Osmotherley Youth Hostel, North Yorkshire, DL6 3AH
Who for? Adult members
How much? £110

 

Girlguiding North East England is holding its annual autumn walking weekend in North Yorkshire and we look forward to welcoming you to develop your skills in leading walks.  All members of Girlguiding from Rainbows upwards can enjoy getting out into the countryside, and if you develop your skills, the girls in your units will benefit.

 

The weekend can offer you

  • Level 1 training and assessment in a weekend
  • Level 2 training
  • Level 2 assessment – in order to be assessed you MUST have already attended a Level 2 training weekend
  • Social walking – you may use the Hotel as a base to plan your own social walks with others
  • We are also offering Water Safety training on the Friday afternoon if enough people are able to attend.  This is compulsory for all levels of the Girlguiding walking scheme, though only needs to be done once to count for all levels.  If you want to do the Water Safety training please buy a Water Safety ticket in addition to your main ticket – the training is at no additional cost.

 

We will be based at the beautiful Osmotherley Youth Hostel, Cote Ghyll Mill in North Yorkshire.  Osmotherley is on the western edge of the North York Moors, so has good access to moorland for Level 2 training and assessment, but closer to the village there are lovely walks in woods and fields for those doing Level 1.  There is even a teashop in the village for those looking for refreshment after their social walks.

 

The price of the weekend includes 2 nights’ accommodation indoors at Osmotherley Youth Hostel and all meals from Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime.  Transport to and from the event is not included but lifts to/from Northallerton Station might be possible – please contact sharron.little@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk if you would like to arrange this.

 

USEFUL INFORMATION

What do I need?  

If you would like to do the Level 1 or 2 training or assessment, you will need to supply your own:

  • Copy of the Girlguiding Walking Scheme booklet, downloadable from the Girlguiding website here
  • OS map, number OL26 North York Moors (Western Area) plus map case or a waterproof version
  • Compass (eg Silva Expedition 4 Compass would be ideal, otherwise this must have 360° on it)
  • Level 2 participants will also need  a headtorch suitable for finding the way in the dark (eg Petzl Tikkina)

DON’T FORGET your 20% GGUK discount in Cotswold, if you are a DofE Member you can also claim discount at Go Outdoors (Some stores at the Managers’ discretion may still give you a discount as a member of Girlguiding even though we don’t have an official partnership with the store any more – just ask!)

Do I qualify for help with financing this weekend?  

  • Qualification Bursaries are available from Girlguiding North East England, the application form and more details can be found here.
  • If you are planning on using your qualification (Levels 1 or 2) to train/supervise DofE groups you may be eligible for funding for the DofE Diamond Fund which is available for those who live in or may be doing DofE training/supervision with girls who live in a deprived location.  To know if you qualify please have a look here – Definition of disadvantaged – DofE Girlguiding North East England

 

 How to apply

Bookings are now open and being taken through our online booking form below.  If there are no tickets available for the option you wish to select please contact sharron.little@girlguidingnortheast.org.uk as we may be able to allocate you a ticket that is currently available in another category.

By booking onto this event you are agreeing to the Booking Terms and Conditions for Region Walking Weekend 25-27 October 2019

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

The deadline for bookings will be 8 September 2019.  Late applications will then only be considered if the Hostel has room and there are sufficient instructors to keep group sizes small.

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

Level 3 Safe Space Training – York

What? Level 3 Safe Space Training
When? Friday 4 October 2019 – 0930 – 1300 approx
Where? Girlguiding North East England Region Office, 7 Alpha Court, Monks Cross Drive, Huntington, York, YO32 9WN
Who for?

Girlguiding members who require Level 3 A Safe Space as part of their Girlguiding role

How much? £10

 

An opportunity for those Girlguiding members who require the Girlguiding Level 3 Safe Space training as part of the role they hold in girlguiding.  If you are unsure if you require this qualification please check the Girlguiding website here.

 

Fees and expenses – There is a nominal fee of £10 to contribute towards the cost of the training and refreshments.  It is perfectly acceptable to take this fee out of unit funds and to take travel costs from these funds.

 

Timings and Refreshments – Refreshments (drinks and biscuits) will be served from 0930, please note the training will start at 1000 prompt.

 

Numbers are strictly limited.  If you have a booked place and then cannot attend please let us know so that we can offer the place to someone else.

 

Joining instructions for this training will be sent to all participants one week before the event.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Before undertaking this training, you need to have taken Safe Space Levels 1 and 2 online and have had the Commissioner’s follow up chat if you did the online training or attended a Level 1 and 2 face to face training.  

 

We will be holding further Level 3 Safe Space trainings throughout the year.  As they become available details can be found on the region website here.

 

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 Level 3 Safe Space Trainings

 

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

 

No bookings will be taken after 1700 on 20 September 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.

 

 

 

 

World of Opportunities – 4-6 October 2019

What?

World of Opportunities is a weekend for all young members of guiding over the age of 10 to find out more about what international guiding is all about and what opportunities are available.

 

World of Opportunities  will be used for selection for older Guides and Rangers for international opportunities in 2021 and ICE invitation in 2020.

 

Please note that Guides who have previously been on an ICE trip will not be eligible for invitation for a further ICE trip but are welcome to attend the weekend.  Please note that in order to attend an ICE trip girls must be aged 11-13 at the time of the ICE final project which is anticipated will be during the Easter holidays in April 2020.

 

Girls that form the purple group are eligible for consideration for selection for both ICE 2020 and international guiding trips in 2021 (when they turn 14).

When?

4-6 October 2019

 

Where?

Carlton Adventure, Carlton-in-Cleveland, Stokesley, TS9 7BD

 

Who for?

Guides 10+ and Rangers – all girls can attend alone or with a Unit Group with a leader.  Leaders attending with their units will not be part of a selection process – there will be a separate Leader Selection event for this in due course.  Leaders wishing to book tickets can do so by following this link and booking a ticket there. 

 

How much?

Girls – Indoor accommodation – £60

Girls – Camping – £50

Leaders – Indoor accommodation – £50

 

Based at the Carlton Adventure Centre on the edge of the North York Moors, we’ll spend the weekend working on the skills you need to explore the World around you. You’ll take part in activities and make new friends to share your adventures with too.

During the weekend you will learn about the International Community Experience (ICE) which gives Guides aged between 11 and 13 an opportunity to learn about community action, help to increase their global awareness and prepare them for international experiences.  You will also learn about the exciting international experiences you can experience from 13-18 to travel around the world, attending international camps and undertaking service projects.

There is a limited amount of indoor accommodation available at the venue or you can choose to camp.  If camping, you will need to bring your own tent and personal equipment. Units, districts and divisions may have tents you can borrow.  Both ticket types will be fully catered.

Whether you want to come on your own or as part of a group we’ll make sure that you have a great time and leave with lots of ideas to plan your next international adventure.

Already decided you’re coming along? Get your name on the list today by booking now as ticket numbers are limited for this event!

 

How to apply

 

Girl bookings are taken through our online booking form below. In booking onto this event you accept the Booking Terms & Conditions – World of Opportunities October 2019

Leaders please book your tickets via this link – thank you.

Please ensure you select the correct ticket, the tickets are for sale depending on the girl’s date of birth and there are indoor and camping accommodation options for all ages as follows:-

TURQUOISE tickets are for girls born between 31.7.07 and 1.4.09

PURPLE tickets are for girls born between 30.03.06 and 31.07.07

RED tickets are for girls born between 31.7.05 and 30.03.06

GREEN tickets are for girls born between 1.8.02 and 31.07.05

 

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

 

The booking period has been extended to 12 noon on Monday 16 September.  No bookings will be taken after this time.

 

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.

Level 3 Safe Space Training – Sheffield

What? Level 3 Safe Space Training
When? Sunday 15 September 2019 – 0930 – 1300 approx
Where? Girlguiding Sheffield County Office, Guide House, 41 Townhead Street, Sheffield, S1 2EB
Who for?

Girlguiding members who require Level 3 A Safe Space as part of their Girlguiding role

How much? £10

 

An opportunity for those Girlguiding members who require the Girlguiding Level 3 Safe Space training as part of the role they hold in girlguiding.  If you are unsure if you require this qualification please check the Girlguiding website here.

 

Fees and expenses – There is a nominal fee of £10 to contribute towards the cost of the training and refreshments.  It is perfectly acceptable to take this fee out of unit funds and to take travel costs from these funds.

 

Timings and Refreshments – Refreshments (drinks and biscuits) will be served from 0930, please note the training will start at 1000 prompt.

 

Numbers are strictly limited.  If you have a booked place and then cannot attend please let us know so that we can offer the place to someone else.

 

Joining instructions for this training will be sent to all participants one week before the event.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Before undertaking this training, you need to have taken Safe Space Levels 1 and 2 online and have had the Commissioner’s follow up chat if you did the online training or attended a Level 1 and 2 face to face training.  

 

We will be holding further Level 3 Safe Space trainings throughout the year.  As they become available details can be found on the region website here.

 

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 Level 3 Safe Space Trainings

 

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

 

No bookings will be taken after 0800 on 02 September 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.