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Training Co-Ordinator

Leaflet If you have any training or programme queries please email or telephone (028) 9268 8444

Interested in Being a Brigade Training Officer?

Have you ever considered getting involved in training, but are not quite sure whether you would like it or have the necessary skills? The Boys' Brigade have a number of opportunities to work with partner organisations in many specialist areas - first aid, drug and alcohol awareness, expedition work, disability to name but a few - that will enable you to deliver training either locally or throughout Northern Ireland. There are also training courses to help develop your training skills and you can observe a training course, to see what is involved.

If you are interested in training, please or telephone (028) 9268 8444, to explore how you can get involved.

Course Registration Forms

All course registration forms can be downloaded at NI Forms & Downloads.

Youth Leader Training

The Boys' Brigade recognises the importance of having appropriately trained Leaders with the relevant skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to ensure competent and effective work with young people. Our Youth Leader Training contains core modules that concentrate on the values and methods of Christian youth work, as well as programme modules that are designed to communicate how to plan and carry out the activities that create a valuable and enjoyable experience for the children and young people who come to BB.

There is evidence to show that a residential course has the added benefits of informal learning through networking and conversations outside of sessions, so we would encourage all trainees to take the residential option. Two residential weekends are run each year usually in October and January. For those who cannot attend a residential due to work or family commitments we also offer non-residential options in May and September each year.

Appointment and Registration of Leaders in BB

It is the responsibility of the church to identify and appoint prospective BB Leaders. The leader then should apply to attend a YLT course to become an Officer in Boys' Brigade. On selection and appointment by the church, the BB company should submit an LREG1 form to Boys' Brigade UK headquarters at Felden. This form must be signed by the BB Company Captain and Chaplain. This will commence the Officer registration process with Boys' Brigade. The leadership status of the person in question will remain at pending until all Access NI checks are satisfactorily completed and the YLT course is completed. Leaders in Boys' Brigade must re-register every 5 years using form LREG2

2016/17 Youth Leader Training Courses:

Course Date Venue
Youth Leader Training
Fri 14 - Sun 16 Oct 2016 Humphreys at Rathmore,
Youth Leader Training
Fri 13 - Sun 15 Jan 2017 Humphreys at Rathmore,
Youth Leader Training
Sat 3 and Sat 17 Jun 2017 to be confirmed
KGVI Young Leadership Training
Parts 1 and 2
Sat 22 - Fri 28 July 2017 Humphreys at Rathmore,

Forms are available at NI Forms & Downloads.

Expedition and Outdoor Leadership Training

This course runs annually with GB in March/April followed by an assessment weekend in September. The training has been designed to meet the needs of BB and GB leaders involved in training groups for the DofE Award.

Level 1 - for leaders training and supervising young people undertaking expedition activity (including Bronze and Silver DofE) in lowland or open country. Level 2 - for leaders training and supervising young people undertaking expedition activity (including the Gold Award) in mountain country.

On successful completion trainees receive a certificate valid for 5 years.

Course Date Venue
Expedition & Outdoor Leadership
Assessment Weekend
Fri 16th to Sun 18th Sept 2016 Rocky Mountain Centre,
The Mournes
eDofE Tue 8th Nov 2016 TBC
Expedition Leaders' Meeting Wed 22nd Feb 2017 TBC
Expedition & Outdoor Leadership
Training Weekend
Fri 5th to Sun 7th May 2017 TBC,


Other Training Courses

Course Date Venue
Anchor Boy Conference Sat 1st Oct 2016 NIHQ Newport
Online Brigade Manager Clinic Tue 11th Oct 2016 NIHQ Newport
Heartstart Renewal Training Wed 2nd Nov 2016 TBC
Heartstart Beginners Training Sat 5th Nov 2016 Girls' Brigade Headquarters, Antrim
Drill Workshop Mon 7th Nov 2016 1st Antrim Presbyterian Church
JS Officer's Conference Sat 12th Nov 2016 Killead Presbyterian
Training Forum Wed 26 April 2017 NIHQ Newport
Holiday Leadership Thur 24th May 2017 NIHQ Newport

Forms are available at NI Forms & Downloads.

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