Training

We work closely with schools and groups to provide a wide variety of training and individually tailored courses for young people and adults to experience quality outdoor learning experiences. Programmes aim to enrich the curriculum and help learners reach their potential through positive engagement with the education process, increasing confidence, group awareness, healthy activity and fun.

Educational Visit Coordinators should visit the EVOLVE website for details of EVC training, EVC refresh courses and Ski Course Organiser events.

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Hagg Farm

The Mill

Brackenhurst

Perlethorpe

St Michael's

Sherwood Forest

Training Description Venue Cost
Bringing your school grounds to life

A day of ideas, inspiration and fun!  A one day practical course to bridge the gap between the indoor and outdoor classroom.

Perlethorpe

£75

British Canoe Union 3 Star Assessment (Canoe)

Part of the BCU scheme for assessing individuals competency to take part in open water and river trips and pre-requisite for the Level 2 Coach Award.

The Mill

£40 pp

British Canoe Union 3 Star Assessment (Kayak)

Part of the BCU scheme for assessing individuals competency to take part in river trips and pre-requisite for the Level 2 Coach Award.

The Mill

£40 pp

Cave Instructor Certificate (CIC)

The Cave Instructor Certificate (CIC) Scheme is the highest instructing award designed for those involved in introducing others to caving, passing technical skills on to others and coaching in a variety of caves at different technical levels.

Hagg Farm

£390
£410 with accomodation

Countryside Leader Assessment

This course is designed for teachers and leaders who wish to lead groups on walks in normal countryside. Candidates should have experience of countryside walking.

St Michael's

£80

Emergency First Aid at Work Course

The EFAW is a one day course recommended for leaders of outdoor activities and leaders operating in terrain remote from immediate help.

The Mill
Perlethorpe

£78 pp

Expedition Accredited Assessor Scheme (EEAS)

Complete the EAAS if you wish to assess The Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions.

The Mill

£55 pp

Expedition Supervisor Training Course (ESTC)

Understanding the role of the expedition supervisor, assessor and other adults involved in the delivery of the expedition section.

The Mill

£55 pp

Foundation Safety and Rescue

Water Safety Course for paddlers, kayak and canoe covering a wide range of safety situations.

The Mill

£60 pp

Hill and Moorland Leader Award

A national award administered by the home nations including Mountain Training England (MTE).

St Michaels/Hagg Farm

£210
£240 with accommodation

Hill and Moorland/Mountain Leader Award Pre-assessment Refresher Days

For anyone preparing for a Hill and Moorland Leader or Mountain Leader assessment.

Hagg Farm

£90

Introductory Courses at the Environmental Education Day Centres

Teachers wishing to bring a group of pupils to the day centres must have attended an introductory pre-visit.  All pre-visits (1-2 hours) provide an introduction to the opportunities, curriculum materials, and health and safety management at each site.

Brackenhurst
Perlethorpe
Sherwood Forest

Free

Introduction to Hagg Farm

For teachers who will be leading courses to Hagg Farm for the first time.

Hagg Farm

£45 (one free place per school booked)

Introduction to The Mill Adventure Base

This course will show the range activities The Mill can deliver, and highlight the potential educational benefits that can be accessed with your school, alternative education programme, project or Youth Group.

The Mill

Free

Introduction to St Michael’s Environmental Education Centre

To prepare leaders for a successful residential experience at St Michael's, so that a visit can enrich the school and National Curriculum.

St Michael's

Free

Introduction to The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE)

The award can be done by absolutely anyone aged 14-25. Male or female, whether able-bodied or not and regardless of religion or background the Award is for you.

The Mill
Hagg Farm

Local Cave and Mine Leader Assessment (LCMLA) Scheme, Level 1

A national award administered by the British Caving Association (BCA) and is required to lead groups in non-vertical cave and mine systems.

Hagg Farm

£126
£140 with accommodation

Mountain Leader Award

This is the National award for leaders with some hillwalking experience wishing to take groups into the hills and mountains of the UK in summer conditions.

Hagg Farm

£355
£415 with accommodation

Outdoor First Aid Incident Management Course

Two day course for leaders of outdoor activities and leaders operating in terrain remote from immediate help. 

St Michael's
The Mill

£126
£147 with accommodation

Paddleability

Disability awareness training specific to paddlesports.

The Mill

£25 pp

Personal proficiency in paddlesports

The course will work toward the BCU 2 Star level.

The Mill

£80 pp

Introduction to Paddlesports (Canoe and Kayak)

The course will work towards the British Canoe Union 1 star, covering a wide range of essential skills.  The course will look at the two most accessible forms of paddlesport activities, Canoeing (in two man craft) and Kayaking (in one man craft).

The Mill

£80 pp

Countryside Leader Training

The course will include a full day walk, looking, amongst other things, at navigation techniques and group management.  There will also be sessions on camp-craft, logbooks and other parts of the syllabus raised by candidates.

St Michael's

£190 pp

Rock Climbing Single Pitch Award

This is the National Governing Body award for those wishing to teach climbing to groups on single pitch crags of the British Isles.  The course follows a national syllabus covering the skills required for leading groups in this activity. 

Hagg Farm

£130
£145 with accommodation

Paediatric First Aid

This two day course is suitable for Nursery/Reception School Staff.

The Mill

£126 non-residential
£147 residential self catered

Expedition Supervisor Update Course Duke of Edinburgh Award (ESTC)

The Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Expedition Supervisor Training Course Update is suitable for all expedition supervisors who wish to further their knowledge in this area.

Mill

£35

Adult Helper Training Duke of Edinburgh Award

Allows anybody who is interested in volunteering their time to help with an expedition to gain valuable background information on Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions.

Mill

£55

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