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TRAINING + ACCREDITATION

Our training packages and courses are intended to upskill your staff to enable delivery of our services. All training is supported by relevant Ofqual approved qualifications and for continuing professional development.

CHALLENGE KIT

We have designed and produced a wide range of challenge resources and equipment, enabling learning at every level. Our focus is on empowering professionals to be licensed practitioners in order to facilitate ‘active outdoor learning’ activities

BAGS OF CHARACTER

Your ultimate ‘teamwork’ kit bag – A ‘Bag of Character’ is a sturdy weatherproof holdall full of ideas, activities and equipment required for over 100 warm-ups, team challenge, reviews, session planning and ‘mental toughness’ exercises.

XL TEAM ACTIVITIES

XL Team Activities offer an excellent add-on for your set-up. A number of large-scale challenges add value to your offer and are included in the deal, all accompanied by a comprehensive manual and an initial training package.

MOBILE BIG RIG

A complete solution for you to deliver meaningful challenge and team development anywhere. The Mobile ‘Big Rig’ fits into a box trailer, it can be assembled quickly and used to achieve a variety of outcomes.

OUR TRAINING AND ACCREDITATION

It is widely recognised across all sectors that ‘soft skills’ enable the qualities, behaviours and attributes needed to succeed in the workplace. Challenge Academy deliver specific services to support these qualities and behaviours. Our services have been commissioned to support different sectors.

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:

CREATIVE

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

CURRENT

Gathering, collating and acting on input of subject specialists and lead trainers with extensive teaching, military instruction, personal training and leadership experience.

CREDIBLE

Undertaking a thorough process to achieve Continuing Professional Development (CPD) approved training and certification through the Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL)

CO-OPERATIVE

Continued partnership work and consultation with like-minded Youth Organisations, National Governing Bodies, Leisure Trusts, Local Authorities and other purpose-driven organisations.

STAFF ACCREDITED TRAINING

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.

LEARNER ACCREDITED TRAINING

We have also developed a qualification for learners. ‘Personal Potential’ is a Level 1 qualification enabling learners to recognise when and how ‘stretch and challenge’ occurs, this is when learning happens. Linked to the AQR MTQ48 measure we can develop the socio- emotional awareness that builds up Mental Toughness and Learning Intelligence.

CA PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Our training packages and courses are intended to upskill your staff to enable delivery of our services. All training is supported by relevant Ofqual approved qualifications and for continuing professional development.  Our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training courses are pitched at enabling fellow professionals to facilitate. Training has been formally accredited by the Institute of Outdoor Learning.

WHY WE TRAIN

To share our passion, energy and effectiveness and maintain our strive and reputation for excellence. To inspire fellow professionals to reach and impact people from the wider community who need to develop the skills and confidence to make positive changes to their lives.

 

WHO WE TRAIN

For educators, facilitators and trainers who also share our passion. We have trained over 500 professionals with our CPD approved courses so that they can deliver engaging and purposeful activity programmes. Trainees must be 18+ years and will require specific levels of experience and knowledge

HOW WE TRAIN

Our training is always experiential, dynamic and fun. We use specific Challenge Academy resources from our Terra Firma range to support training. We deliver definitive courses but are also flexible and responsive according to client’s needs.

 

 

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 

AIM AWARDS

‘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

FITNESS FIRST

‘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.

01384 429866

Office Hours Mon-Fri 0900 - 1600

team@challengeacademy.co.uk

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