Volunteer - Training

Learn new skills. Share fresh ideas. Be encouraged and inspired. Think through the big issues in children's ministry. Pick up the latest resources.

Catering Training

Find training opportunities to help you be effective in youth and children’s ministry. 

Food Hygiene course


We offer volunteers training in food hygiene as well as catering training days.

5th March, Edinburgh
19th March, Glasgow

SU Holidays activity training

We offer volunteers training for leading sessions in archery and trail biking, as well as a one-day first aid course.

For further information or to book for any of the training days, please email volunteers@suscotland.org.uk or call 0141 352 7609.

The aim of each training day is to give attendees the skills they need to lead safe and enjoyable sessions, as well as to perform quick and basic maintenance normally required during an event. Those intending to lead trail biking will also need to hold a current first aid qualification which needs to be outdoor specific.Trail Bike Training (1)

To be approved to lead either archery or trail biking, you need to attend a Day 1 and a Day 2.


Trail bike and archery training

28th & 29th June, Lendrick Muir
1st & 2nd July, Alltnacriche (lunch time start on 1st July)

First aid training

24th June, Alltnacriche
27th June, Lendrick Muir


Renewing your training

Archery training needs to be renewed every 3 years and this can only be done by attending a Day 2 or by arranging to run some sessions at Lendrick Muir under observation. Trail bike training needs to be renewed every two years either by attending the update course/furthering skills day or a Day 2.  

Information for Team Leaders

Trail biking and archery must only be led by people who have been trained to do so. Training from other organisations may be sufficient, please contact us to discuss. If your event offers these activities, please ensure that at least one person from your team has completed training. If you anticipate that this will not be possible, please contact us as soon as possible.

Missions training: LaunchPad

LaunchPad is our annual event equipping church-based mission and holiday club teams from around the country with loads of ideas, resources, thinking, good practice and enthusiasm as they prepare to reach out to their communities this summer. We would love to have you and your whole holiday club team with us!

Our main session will explore how we help children engage with the Bible. There will be opportunity to explore the 2016 Holiday Club resource, Guardians of Ancora, although the day will be relevant whichever resource you use. Come and be inspired, discover new and practical ideas for your holiday club and network with others involved in mission with children and young people throughout Scotland.

We look forward to having you with us!

12 March - Edinburgh | 7 May - Dundee| 21 May - Glasgow

Launch Pad FB Event

All events are hosted by SU Scotland staff, and include worship and Bible engagement as well as seminars covering a variety of aspects of running your holiday club. Our seminars will be delivered by practitioners from around the country. There is a small charge of £10 per person, or £5 for students/unemployed - book online now.


COmMISSION is our exciting mission programme which gives you the opportunity to be part of a team taking the good news to children and young people in Scotland. Get training that will release your leadership potential, then go on placement with SU Scotland teams and live out the COmMISSION adventure. 


Urban training

We want to encourage and support local churches in their communities. John Nonhebel, our Urban Ministries Leader, is available to help you deliver training to equip your teams in urban children's and youth work. Please contact him for more information at urban@suscotland.org.uk.

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