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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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!
There will be information about the new Holiday Club resource for 2015, Polar Explorers. However, the day will be relevant whichever resource you choose to 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!
14 March - Edinburgh | 16 May - Glasgow | 23 May - Dumfries
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 £7 for students - book online now.
Our 2014 LaunchPad events saw over 350 people trained in delivering holiday clubs from over 90 churches. On average, delegates scored it 9 out of 10 for practical value in helping them prepare for their mission or holiday club!
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.
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 email@example.com.
See all our upcoming training events