Our Training Programme

We run an annual programme of training to help those working with children improve and increase play opportunities and to meet their CPD needs.

2018-19 Programme

The cost is:

  • Member rate: £25 per person (up to 2 spaces)
  • Member rate: £20 per person (3 or more spaces)
  • Non-member rate: £50 per person

In many cases it will work out cheaper if you take out membership of Play Midlothian before making your booking, which entitles you to other membership benefits. See here for more details.

Outdoor Play

Saturday 30 March 2019
10am to 12pm
Vogrie Country Park

This training session will look at the creation of free play opportunities outdoors. It will examine some of the challenges of working with children outdoors as well as introduce practical ideas for outdoor play. The session is aimed at those working with children aged 5-12 (although many of the ideas can be adapted for younger children). The training session will be held outdoors, so please dress appropriately.

This training supports the implementation of the Midlothian Play Strategy 2017-2019 Action Plan – supporting Theme 1: Play Aware and Theme 3: Play and Learn.

You can book spaces at https://outdoorplay-playmidlothiantraining.eventbrite.co.uk

Training courses options

Organisations can also buy in Play Midlothian training courses as in-house training, if the timing of a course does not suit or you have more staff to train than can be accommodated. This is available throughout Scotland. Please contact us for a price.

We have the following courses available to buy in:

  • Introduction to play
  • Introduction to outdoor play
  • Loose parts play – an introduction
  • Play and resilience
  • Engaging children in developing your services
  • Creating inclusive play opportunities
  • Inclusive play resources workshop
  • Developing a play policy
  • Playwork intervention approaches
  • Risk and play