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Food Hygiene & Catering training

Food Hygiene

Training dates for 2018: 

24 March 2018, Moodiesburn Church Centre, Glasgow

12 May 2018, Davidson's Mains Parish Church, Edinburgh

Both events are facilitated by a highly regarded food hygiene trainer. This is a day course leading to a certificate in Elementary Food Hygiene. Strongly recommended for all our Chief Cooks and Assistant Cooks.

Further details and booking information are provided on the Events pages on the website.


Catering Training Cook's School

Cook's School

Offering new ideas, sharing best practices, and ensuring you're bang up to date on all things that keep the kitchen running like a well-oiled machine. With not a soggy bottom, nor a saggy soufflé to be seen, we'll be exploring the art of planning and budgeting, looking at twists on old favourites, running the show, and preparing for the marauding masses as they gather for their daily refuelling from the kitchen hatch.


SU Holidays activity training

We offer volunteers training for leading sessions in archery and trail cycling, 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 7610.

Training for archery or trail cycling gives you the skills needed to lead safe and enjoyable activity sessions, as well as to perform quick and basic equipment maintenance during an event. Please note those leading trail cycling need a current outdoor First Aid qualification and be aged 18 or over.

Trail Bike Training (1)

Initial training to lead either archery or trail cycling requires you to attend both Day 1 and Day 2 events.



Trail cycling and archery training

Trail cycling: 23rd & 24th June 2018, Lendrick Muir
Archery: 26th & 27th June 2018, Alltnacriche

Overnight accommodation on the course dates is available at both venues.


First aid training

25th June 2018, 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 or Alltnacriche under observation, unless your training took place more than four years ago.

Trail cycling training needs to be renewed every two years either by attending the update course/furthering skills day or a Day 2 training session. Initial training must not have taken place more than three years previously.

Contact Fraser Morrison to discuss: fraser.morrison@suscotland.org.uk.


Information for Team Leaders

If your event offers Trail Cycling and Archery it must be led by people specifically trained to do so. Training from other organisations may be sufficient so please contact Fraser to discuss: fraser.morrison@suscotland.org.uk.

If you have any queries please contact us as soon as possible on 0141 352 7609 or volunteers@suscotland.org.uk.


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 and training is available to help you equip your teams in urban children's and youth work. Please contact urban@suscotland.org.uk for more information.

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