Who are the courses aimed at? Leaders and volunteers wishing to qualify as nationally accredited DofE Assessors, and current Assessors looking to update their practice. Candidates undertaking the Assessor's Course will also have to undertake a Supported Assessment before becoming fully accredited. Further information can be found on the Training Zone of the Award's website www.dofetraining.org
Price for Dorset County Council (LO) centres: £35 - Other LO: £65 - AAPs: £85 - Direct volunteers: Free. Includes £5.20 DofE Registration Fee
To identify current knowledge of the DofE's principles and 20 conditions of the Expedition section and the importance of the aim of the expedition. To outline the role of the Expedition Assessor and the steps to assessment. To help Assessors understand the importance of social and personal development within the Expedition section. To confirm that delegates have the knowledge to ensure that expeditions meet the DofE's 20 conditions. To understand the varying modes of travel that can be used for an DofE expedition and the environments in which they can take place. To understand the processes involved in the debrief, presentation and eDofE completion part of the expedition and how this can lead to a successful outcome for the participants. To ensure an understanding of the Supported Assessment process and the Assessor's position in relation to safety.
Prior to the course you must complete and send:- 1. The EAAS Training Course Application Form (EAAS/3), which must be endorsed and signed by either a Licensed Organisation's DofE Manager, an Assessor Network Co-ordinator or an AAP Manager 2. The Letter of Completion for the DofE's e-induction and the EAAS pre-course e-learning training modules. To assess at Gold level (or Bronze/Silver expeditions in Wild Country), complete the EAA Course Gold e-learning module as well as the EAA pre-course learning. The e-learning modules can all be found at www.DofEtraining.org. On successful completion of each module you will be able to print off a 'Letter of Completion', to be included with your application. 3. Copies of your walking qualifications and an enhanced DBS (safeguarding) clearance if you wish the EAAS/3 form to be endorsed to Assess for Dorset County Council (LO) Please complete the delegate application form (attached) and Assessor Accreditation pre-course learning (for DCC: qualifications and DBS) and send to Marnie Shaw at: Outdoor Education, Dorset County Council, Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XJ. All paperwork must be sent a week before the course at the latest.
Your place on this course will not be confirmed until we are in receipt of all required paperwork. Tea/Coffee and lunch will be provided.