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 admin@girlguidingleeds.org.uk 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 LQ@girlguidingleeds.org.uk 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 admin@girlguidingleeds.org.uk 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 admin@girlguidingleeds.org.uk. For courses that are paid for in advance the fees are non-refundable unless we can reallocate the place to another leader.

Sep
26
Thu
New Division Launch @ Holy Trinity Church
Sep 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Drop-in session to find out about the plans for the new Divisions.

Oct
2
Wed
New Division Launch @ Epiphany Church Hall
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Drop-in session to find out about the plans for the new Divisions.

Oct
3
Thu
Going Away With @ The Trefoil Centre
Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Course Code: GAW02

Would your unit like to go on a sleepover, camp or holiday, but you don’t currently have a leader with a Going Away Licence?  If so, this training could be for you.

This training will help you find out more about what’s involved and the different types of residential opportunities possible.  It will take you through the requirements of the qualification and give you some ideas to help with various aspects such as forms, risk assessments, venues, planning and activities.

We recommend that anyone intending to work towards a Going Away Licence attends a training like this at an early stage in the process.  It will help make sure that your plans are on the right track and that you have a mentor and assessor in place in plenty of time.

Oct
5
Sat
First Response @ St Andrew's Church
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Course Code: FRE04

First Response is a day-long first aid training course designed especially for Girlguiding and the Scout Association. It will train you to deal with emergency situations both in and outside of the unit meeting place.  You will learn simple life saving first aid skills and gain the confidence to deal with an emergency situation.  The course fee includes a participation booklet and Resusci Plus Pack.  All units must have at least one leader in the Membership Team who has a valid First Aid qualification.

Fees for First Response are due in advance of the course.

Oct
7
Mon
Volunteer Induction – Session 1 of 2 @ Trefoil Centre
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Course Code: VIN03

At Girlguiding Leeds we recognise the value of our volunteers. We believe it is important we help them with their understanding of both Girlguiding and Leeds County.

The induction sessions are suitable for all new volunteers within Girlguiding Leeds (unit helpers, leaders or those transferring into other roles).

At our Volunteer Induction events we aim to welcome and support new volunteers by:

  • Explaining the structure of Girlguiding and how volunteers fit in.
  • Emphasising the culture and values of Girlguiding.
  • Introducing the Girlguiding programme.
  • Clarifying the responsibilities of volunteer roles, including understanding the policies, procedures and practices in place both nationally and locally.

Please note: You must attend both sessions for this event – 7 and 14 October.

Oct
14
Mon
Volunteer Induction – Session 2 of 2 @ Trefoil Centre
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Course Code: VIN03

At Girlguiding Leeds we recognise the value of our volunteers. We believe it is important we help them with their understanding of both Girlguiding and Leeds County.

The induction sessions are suitable for all new volunteers within Girlguiding Leeds (unit helpers, leaders or those transferring into other roles).

At our Volunteer Induction events we aim to welcome and support new volunteers by:

  • Explaining the structure of Girlguiding and how volunteers fit in.
  • Emphasising the culture and values of Girlguiding.
  • Introducing the Girlguiding programme.
  • Clarifying the responsibilities of volunteer roles, including understanding the policies, procedures and practices in place both nationally and locally.

Please note: You must attend both sessions for this event – 7 and 14 October.

Oct
19
Sat
A Safe Space – Level 3 @ The Trefoil Centre
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Course Code: SS306

The aim of this training is to build on Leaders’ knowledge of safeguarding, so they understand their role and responsibilities in promoting the safety and welfare of girls, young women and adults, so they feel confident in recognising and responding appropriately to any safeguarding concerns.

All participants must have completed A Safe Space levels 1 and 2; and Level 3 e-learning ahead of this session.

A Safe Space – Level 3 @ The Trefoil Centre
Oct 19 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Course Code: SS307

The aim of this training is to build on Leaders’ knowledge of safeguarding, so they understand their role and responsibilities in promoting the safety and welfare of girls, young women and adults, so they feel confident in recognising and responding appropriately to any safeguarding concerns.

All participants must have completed A Safe Space levels 1 and 2; and Level 3 e-learning ahead of this session.

Oct
22
Tue
Tips and Tricks for the New Programme @ Yeadon Methodist
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

Course Code: PRP04

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.

Nov
9
Sat
First Response @ St Cross Church
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Course Code: FRE05

First Response is a day-long first aid training course designed especially for Girlguiding and the Scout Association. It will train you to deal with emergency situations both in and outside of the unit meeting place.  You will learn simple life saving first aid skills and gain the confidence to deal with an emergency situation.  The course fee includes a participation booklet and Resusci Plus Pack.  All units must have at least one leader in the Membership Team who has a valid First Aid qualification.

Fees for First Response are due in advance of the course.

LQ Sign-Off @ Trefoil Centre
Nov 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

This is a drop-in session for Leaders-in-Training.

You will have the opportunity to bring your LQ information and booklet and sign off various sections (if not all of your qualification) with a mentor.  Or, if you haven’t started yet, you will receive your booklet at the event and have the opportunity to speak with a mentor.

Please bring with you all your evidence in whatever state it is in, together with copies of you unit attendance sheets, programme plan, accounts records, etc. as appropriate.

Try to complete the following e-learning modules before attending, as this will go a long way to getting your LQ completed: Being a Leader, Safe Space Level 1, and Safe Space Level 2, Part 1.

You do not need to book for this event, but please let us know at least a week before the date you attending (so we can ensure we have sufficient mentors attending). Send an email to lq@girlguidingleeds.org.uk with your name, unit, section, district and/or division and a contact number (preferably mobile).

Nov
16
Sat
A Safe Space – Level 3 @ The Trefoil Centre
Nov 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Course Code: SS310

The aim of this training is to build on Leaders’ knowledge of safeguarding, so they understand their role and responsibilities in promoting the safety and welfare of girls, young women and adults, so they feel confident in recognising and responding appropriately to any safeguarding concerns.

All participants must have completed A Safe Space levels 1 and 2; and Level 3 e-learning ahead of this session.

A Safe Space – Level 3 @ The Trefoil Centre
Nov 16 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Course Code: SS311

The aim of this training is to build on Leaders’ knowledge of safeguarding, so they understand their role and responsibilities in promoting the safety and welfare of girls, young women and adults, so they feel confident in recognising and responding appropriately to any safeguarding concerns.

All participants must have completed A Safe Space levels 1 and 2; and Level 3 e-learning ahead of this session.

Nov
18
Mon
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.