Training & Skills

At Girlguiding Leeds we provide specially designed courses, events and other opportunities for leaders and members to develop their skills.  Current courses and events are listed with full details below. For a printable copy, please download the Training Programme 2019 (Please note: this programme is subject to change, as further courses may be added – last updated 12 June).

To book a place on a course: Complete the Training Application Form and send it to the County Administrator at or The Trefoil Centre, 16a Morris Lane, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3JD.

You do not need to book for LQ Sign-Off sessions, but please email us at to let us know you would like to come, so we can arrange for enough Mentors to be available.

To book a place on the COUNTY TRAINING WEEKEND: Complete the 2020 County Training Weekend Booking Form and send it with your payment to the County Administrator at or The Trefoil Centre, 16a Morris Lane, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3JD.  PLEASE NOTE: applications cannot be accepted without payment.

Attending a course: Please wear casual uniform, if possible. Refreshments are provided, but bring your own lunch for day-long courses. Full addresses for venues are provided in the course information on the calendar below and on the Training Programme.

Paying for a course: If you are attending a Safe Space or full First Response course, please pay when making your booking. All other courses may be paid for at the event.  Payment can be made with cash, cheque or BACs, details are on the booking form.

Course fees: First Response – £10; Safe Space – £5; all other courses – £2.50; LQ Sign-Off and Volunteer Induction – free.

Cancellations: If you cannot attend a course you are booked onto, please notify the County Administrator as soon as possible at For courses that are paid for in advance the fees are non-refundable unless we can reallocate the place to another leader.

First Response Refresher @ St Andrew's Church
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Course Code: FRR03

This course is for leaders who have previously completed the full First Response course and need a refresher – which is required every 3 years.

Tips and Tricks for the New Programme @ The Trefoil Centre
Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

Course Code: PRP07

Whether you’re new to leading or run an established unit, whether you’ve started introducing the new programme or not – this training is for you.  Learn and exchange ideas for planning and running a varied programme of meeting activities incorporating the new resources.

County Training Weekend @ Waddow Hall
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm

Adventure…Girls Can!

The aim of the weekend is to re-energise and inspire you with new and adventurous programme ideas that can be used both within and outside of your unit meetings.  Come along, meet new friends and enjoy the hospitality of Waddow Hall.

Limited places.

Cost includes all meals and accommodation.

Please complete the booking form and send with your payment to the County Administrator, The Trefoil Centre, 16a Morris Lane, Kirkstall LS5 3JD