WHAT COMES WITH A BAG OF CHARACTER
A ‘Bag of Character’ is a sturdy weatherproof holdall full of ideas and equipment required for loads of warm-ups, team challenge, reviews and session planning. Everything has a focus on meeting a wide range of team and personal development outcomes at every level. Furthermore this resource includes a comprehensive operations manual and associated CPD Institute for Outdoor Learning accredited training. The resource is suitable for all ages and abilities. Your skill as a facilitator will bring it alive.
PACKED FULL OF IDEAS AND ACTIVITIES
The resource and activities are suitable for all ages and abilities from KS2 to business executives. The training focuses on facilitation skills, how to pitch the learning and achieve desired outcomes. Think of Challenge Kit and associated activity as a playground for everyone, but with measurable and meaningful outcomes!
The training course ‘Facilitation Skills for Experiential Learning’ focuses on how to pitch and shape the learning to achieve desired outcomes. Practical, engaging and fun – this 6hr course is certified CPD by the Institute for Outdoor Learning. Trainees will be assessed throughout the process and will then be qualified to facilitate activities from the resource.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
Our resources and training have been developed and produced exclusively by our Directors over the past 10 years, with input from fellow professionals. We have now worked on a number of projects relating to the design, implementation, training and accreditation for challenge activities and larger scale outdoor learning facilities and tasks. Work to date includes:
Design of high quality, robust and innovative activities to be used for personal and team development with a focus on outreach and mobility. We continually adapt and develop to meet customer needs
Gathering, collating and acting on input of subject specialists and lead trainers with extensive teaching, military instruction, personal training and leadership experience.
Undertaking a thorough process to achieve Continuing Professional Development (CPD) approved training and certification through the Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL)
Continued partnership work and consultation with like-minded Youth Organisations, National Governing Bodies, Leisure Trusts, Local Authorities and other purpose-driven organisations.
Bag of Character without Training
If you are adding to your existing Challenge Academy Kit and have already received training to facilitate effectively then this one is for you. Some customers choose to add multiple bags of character once trained – if this is the case then please talk to us about the best solutions for you. We also run open training courses at our own training centre.
Bag of Character IOL Course Accreditation
£1.6k + vat
Practical, engaging and fun – Training for delivery facilitators alongside
RAF AIR CADETS
‘This equipment has become a leadership and team building ‘game changer, for the RAFAC. The quality of training and equipment that is now available to our cadets as a result of the Mobile Challenge Course is in stark contrast to the splintered planks of wood and rusty oil barrels that went before it. Challenge Academy provide a highly professional service supported by high quality robust resources that are fit for purpose and suitably pitched facilitation training. Everyone that has experienced it has bought in to the concept and there is genuine excitement about it’
Air Cadets – Training and Safety Advisor (Central and Eastern Region)
RAF COLLEGE CRANWELL
‘Thank you for the excellent training that we recently received. Challenge Academy provided excellent training and facilitation. They managed the training to meet the delegates needs who will all use the resources in different ways. Whether the resources are being used for Young People or Whole Force we are confident that the training will provide the tools we need to promote learning’
Station Training Officer RAF College Cranwell
ST BENEDICT'S SCHOOL
We invested in the kit and the training package. We received 6 hours of easy to follow, fun and comprehensive training. 8 Staff in total received the training and by the end of the session we were able to facilitate the resources feeling comfortable enough to adapt the resources for our specific teaching needs’
St Benedict’s School of Performing Arts
‘The training day was carefully structured to allow skills to develop through warm-ups, simpler to more complex tasks and group review sessions. The trainer was engaging and inclusive and knew exactly how to get the team out of its comfort zone to work harder, faster and with improved results. A good time was had by all and the team left having made fresh discoveries about colleagues and knowledge about themselves’
Curriculum Development Manager Aim Awards
‘Huge thank you again for a fantastic day last Thursday. The product is awesome and I really enjoyed the training thanks to you, you totally engaged the group and you are a brilliant facilitator. I loved the ‘aha’ moments linking to business needs, management actions and leadership skills.I’m very excited about the potential impact the BOC can have not only in Fitness First but UAE. I’ve already been thinking about which activities link to different learnings and outcomes’
Fitness First – Middle East and North Africa
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH
Baggeridge Country Park, Gospel End Rd, Sedgley DY3 4HB.
You will find us just below the park tea shop. Park your vehicle, pay for parking and walk down the track.