Please find below all upcoming training opportunities with the DofE/JAI in Northern Ireland.
24/03/2017-26/03/2017: DofE/JAI Expedition Skills course
The DofE/JAI Expedition Skills course is a basic expedition skills course, which gives Expedition Leaders and expedition support staff the theoretical and practical skills needed to support DofE/JAI expeditions (N.B. expeditions on foot, in normal, rural and open countryside – e.g. normal Bronze terrain).
Please note that the minimum age for attending the course is 18. Please also note that much of the training is outdoors and practical, so a basic level of fitness and mobility is required.
Each LO/AAP will need to ensure that potential Expedition Leaders have the appropriate technical skills and people skills. Please note that completion of this course does not entitle a delegate to supervise DofE/JAI expeditions. This authorisation is given by each LO/AAP in accordance with their guidelines and requirements.
It is strongly advised that you ensure that you have the approval of your LO’s DofE Manager or AAP Manager before submitting your booking form.
The course fee is £10 and either payment or billing instructions must be received in order to secure a place on the course. Please note the cancellation fees policy, as outlined on the Booking Form.
If you are interested in attending this course, a booking form is at the bottom of this page. Please complete and forward your form to Helen Ward at The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Unit 4 Lower Ground Floor, Forestgrove Business Park, Newtownbreda Road, Belfast, BT8 6AW or by email to helen.ward@DofE.org by Friday 10th March 2017.
Once we have received your booking form we will send you a set of joining instructions which will include important course information, including the equipment needed, the agenda and pre-course e-learning modules that need to be completed in advance.
30/09/2017: Introduction to the DofE/JAI
Location: DofE/JAI Office Belfast
Cost: LO Staff £45 or AAP Staff £75
The Introduction to the DofE/JAI training course will provide you with the information needed to be a DofE/JAI Leader and run DofE/JAI programmes within a centre. It will increase your confidence in how to deliver quality DofE/JAI programmes to young people and help develop your knowledge of the DofE/JAI as a whole.
It is suitable for new DofE/JAI Leaders as well as existing Leaders who want to improve their DofE/JAI knowledge.
Delegates must have completed the online e-induction module and provided their letter or completion prior to attending the course. All delegates will be provided with a new 7th edition Handbook for DofE Leaders, which is included in the cost of the course.
For more information please see: www.DofE.org/en/content/cms/leaders/training/intro-to-the-dofe
If you are interested in attending this course, please complete the IttDofE booking form at the bottom of this page and forward to Helen Ward at The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Unit 4 Lower Ground Floor, Forestgrove Business Park, Newtownbreda Road, Belfast BT8 6AW or email: helen.ward@DofE.org. Payment or billing instructions must be received in order to secure a place on the course.
14/10/2017: Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme
Location: DofE/JAI Office Belfast
Cost: LO Staff £60 or AAP Staff £90
The Expedition Assessor Accreditation Scheme (EAAS) provides the opportunity for new Expedition Assessors to become accredited by the DofE and nationally recognised. The programme has been designed to provide Expedition Assessors with a clear and consistent understanding of their role and responsibilities.
Those applying to join EAAS must be at least 18 years old and have appropriate outdoor skills or qualifications where required, the relevant disclosure for regulated activity and adhere to Licensed Organisation (LO)/Wild Country Expedition Network/Assessor Network (AN) or Approved Activity Provider (AAP) safeguarding policies.
The cost of the course includes a copy of The Expediton Guide.
Prior to attending the course, delegates must have completed the DofE’s online e-induction and e-learning modules and if wishing to assess Gold expeditions or Bronze/Silver expeditions in wild country, the Gold module online learning. Delegates must also complete the EAAS delegate application form (EAAS/3) which must be endorsed and signed by your LO’s DofE Manager, Wild Country Panel/AN Co-ordinator or AAP Manager and submitted to the DofE Office along the letters of completion for the online training.
For more information on this course please see:
To request an application pack please contact Helen Ward by email at helen.ward@DofE.org or by telephone on 028 9069 9100.