Are you just starting the Award Programme or are you adding new Award Leaders and Supervisors to your programme? By taking part in training you can gain an Award Leader or Supervisor training certificate and learn how to coordinate the programme in your Award Unit or learn to become a Supervisor.
The goals of Award Leader Training:
- To present the foundations, aims, roles and principles of the Award.
- To show how Award Leaders can help support participants taking part in the Award.
- To convey basic information regarding Award Management (registration, events, communication with the National office)
The aim of Supervisor training:
- To explain and teach the fundamental principles and skills that are required of a Supervisor.
- To teach the risks and precautions that must be taken for Adventurous Journeys.
- Those participating in the training will gain a wide perspective regarding the standards that are needed for the Adventurous Journeys
- After training, Award Leaders and Supervisors will gain an internationally acclaimed certificate and will be able to lead their participants
It is mandatory for one of the people who have taken part in Award Leader training to take on the role of Award Coordinator. The Award Coordinator is the person in responsible of communicating with the National Office. The Award Coordinator duties consist of setting up the Award in their Award Unit (an organisation in which the Award is delivered), deliver the Award according to International standards, support Award Leaders, oversee Award Groups (groups of participants taking part in the Award), and finally complete the last checks of the participants Record Books before sending them off for sign-off by the National Office.
Award Units can begin delivering the Award after 2 people have received Award Leader training and 1 person has received Supervisor training. Award Leader training lasts 2 days, Supervisor training lasts 3 days. The Award Unit can cover training fees.
Award Coordinator, Award Leader and Supervisor training is delivered to individuals not organisations themselves, therefore no one can ‘pass on’ their responsibility to someone else. If a trained Award Leader or Supervisor leaves the organisation, new people must be trained; this is the responsibility of the organisation. The Award Leader and/or Supervisor’s certificate is valid unless they have not taken place in any voluntary activity for 2 years.
Training is a necessary condition for the success of your Award Unit.