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Training Courses

Please note all face to face training has been suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions. We are currently developing a number of eLearning and live on-line courses so please watch this space...

Virtual: Growing Food and Climate Change
Course length: Half day
Theme: Healthy Eating
Date: 01 April, 2021 09:30

Meet local experts and learn how outdoor learning and sustainability can be delivered to ensure you meet statutory curriculum requirements. An exciting and practical day of learning and activities to help embed food growing and address climate change in your school This course provides an opportunity to meet local experts and learn about how outdoor learning and sustainability can be delivered through the curriculum and as a whole school approach.

Virtual: Food Safety Level 2
Course length: Full day
Theme: Healthy Eating
Date: 21 April, 2021 09:30

This online course is accredited for Food Safety Level 2 through the Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC). This training is aimed at secondary food teachers, primary teachers delivering cooking activities in the curriculum and anyone serving food in schools such as at breakfast or after school clubs. The course is also suitable for lunchtimes supervisors and catering staff involved in the service, preparation or handling of food. This course will be delivered as a virtual course with the addition of an exam to be completed remotely.

Virtual: Breakfast and After School Club Training
Course length: Half day
Theme: Healthy Eating
Date: 05 May, 2021 09:30

Ensure your breakfast and after school clubs are compliant with the School Food Standards and meeting the needs of your pupils. Online training with a food-focus, to support school staff who manage, run or oversee breakfast and after school clubs in primary and secondary schools.

Virtual: Flavour School Launch Event
Course length: Twilight
Theme: Healthy Eating
Date: 10 June, 2021 15:30

A virtual event for Key stage one and EYFS staff in partnership with Leeds University. Find out about a new sensory food education programme! The Health and Wellbeing Service at Leeds City Council are delighted to work in partnership with Flavour School and Leeds University to bring you this innovative and interactive online event. Flavour School is a programme of sensory food education lessons for children. The programme is designed for EYFS and Key Stage 1, but the programme can be adapted for all age groups (including pre-school), settings (e.g. after-school clubs) and abilities. It can be delivered using minimal resources. Flavour School is all about exploring food and flavour through the five senses: sight, touch, smell, hearing and taste. The programme provides fun and simple ways for children to learn about each of their senses and how they affect our eating experiences. It also helps children to develop vocabulary to express their experiences and preferences.

Virtual: School Food Ambassador Teacher Training
Course length: Half day
Theme: Healthy Eating
Date: 22 June, 2021 09:30

A practical online course for schools wanting to set up the School Food Ambassadors pupil voice programme. This virtual course is ideal for schools new to School Food Ambassadors or those wanting to know more. School Food Ambassadors will enable you to improve or transform your school lunch service through the eyes of the child. School Food Ambassadors is a well-established model that helps to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence of your pupils. It will help to raise aspirations and increase pupil participation, helping your pupils to become experts and champions when it comes to food and healthy eating.

Primary and Secondary Cooking & Nutrition Conference
Course length: Full day
Theme: Healthy Eating
Date: 07 July, 2021 09:30

Bringing food education to life in partnership with the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF). A cooking in schools conference for primary and secondary teachers. We are delighted to be able to host this conference originally planned for March 2020. The Health and Wellbeing Service at Leeds City Council are working in partnership with the BNF to bring you this exciting and innovative event. This conference will be an opportunity for those teaching food in both primary and secondary settings to come together and gain skills and knowledge to further enhance their expertise to deliver an effective and safe food curriculum. The conference will support your school to meet statutory requirements for Cooking and Nutrition (within the Design and Technology curriculum) and the new statutory Health Education Curriculum.