Thames21 is offering free training to volunteers who want to do more to look after their local waterway.
Experience has shown that a large number of otherwise willing volunteers are put off from organising waterway activities like clean-ups due to the perceived level of difficulty and extra health and safety considerations that may be involved.
This essential two-day course gives volunteers the tools and confidence they need to plan and lead safe, effective and enjoyable waterway enhancement activity. Sessions run every month, on weekdays and weekends, to give individuals the most opportunities to attend and the course involves classroom and practical elements so that you get the best possible learning experience.
Once participants have completed the course and follow-up tasks, they will receive an accredited certificate from NCFE; a national awarding body.
If you are a local group already operating near water and want to expand your activities, Thames21 would be happy to arrange bespoke training in a location suitable for you.
To find out more, please visit the training page on the Thames21 website. Here you will find everything you need to know about the course, how to register with the training programme and how to book onto scheduled sessions.
Alternatively, please contact Julia Makin (Training Officer) by e-mail or on 020 7213 0167 or 07827 240457.