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


Food Hygiene course

Food hygiene course

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

Dates for 2018: Dates to be confirmed

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.

Dates for 2018: Dates to be confirmed


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

26th & 27th June 2018, Lendrick Muir
14th & 15th April 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.

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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