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 13 May).

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 DAY: Complete the 2019 County Training Day 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.

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.

Jun
8
Sat
Volunteer Induction Day @ Trefoil Centre
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Course Code: VIN02

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: Refreshments will be available throughout the day, but you will need to provide your own lunch.

Jun
15
Sat
A Safe Space – Level 1 & 2 @ The Trefoil Centre
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Course Code: SS201

A Safe Space Level 1 is for all volunteers, including occasional helpers, Young Leaders and home contacts. Anyone visiting a unit more than once should be asked to complete level 1.

A Safe Space Level 1 introduces the Girlguiding Safeguarding policy and processes, and explains volunteers roles and responsibilities in promoting the safety and wellbeing of our members.

A Safe Space Level 2 is for leaders, assistant leaders, unit helpers, leaders-in-training, young leaders and peer educators.  Level 2 must be completed before moving on to Level 3 and 4.

A Safe Space Level 2 aims to build on members’ understanding of their role and responsibilities in promoting the safety and wellbeing of girls, young women and adults, so they can be confident in creating safe spaces and reporting any concerns.

A Safe Space – Level 3 @ The Trefoil Centre FULLY BOOKED
Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

FULLY BOOKED

Course Code: SS302

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 complete levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Safe Space online training, as a minimum, ahead of this session.

 

Jun
16
Sun
A Safe Space – Level 3 @ The Trefoil Centre
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Course Code: SS303

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 complete levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Safe Space online training, as a minimum, ahead of this session.

Please note: Refreshments will be provided, but there will not be a lunch break.

Jun
17
Mon
First Response – part 1 @ Christ Church Hall
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Course Code: FRE03

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.

You must attend both sessions to complete this course.

Jun
24
Mon
First Response – part 2 @ Christ Church Hall
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Part 2 of course FRE03.

You must attend both sessions to complete this course.

Jun
26
Wed
LQ Sign-Off @ Trefoil Centre
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 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).

LQ Sign-Off @ Trefoil Centre
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 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).

Jun
27
Thu
Tips and Tricks for the New Programme @ Garforth Guide HQ
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

Course Code: PRP02

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.

Jul
8
Mon
LQ Sign-Off @ Trefoil Centre
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:15 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).

Jul
25
Thu
Tips and Tricks for the New Programme @ St Edmund's Church
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm

Course Code: PRP03

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.

Aug
7
Wed
A Safe Space – Level 3 @ The Trefoil Centre
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Course Code: SS304

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
Aug 7 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Course Code: SS305

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.

Sep
7
Sat
County Training Day – The Programme, one year on @ Shine
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

All Welcome – Commissioners, Leaders, Assistant Leaders, Unit Helpers

Registration from 9.30am – cost includes lunch and refreshments – free parking available.

  • Programme Ideas
  • Choice of 6 afternoon sessions:
    • Asking for help and handling parents
    • Accounts made easy
    • Patrol Leaders and Sixers in action
    • You’re awesome – time to relax!
    • Technology in the unit
    • Mentoring – what it’s all about!
  • An opportunity to try something different.

Completed 2019 County Training Day Booking Forms and payment to County Administrator by Thursday 18 July