New Get Out There! Training Course Starts in August

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The next Get Out There! course will be starting on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th August 2012.

Through our 12 week training course (one day/week) trainees learn a range of useful and rewarding new skills in basic environmental management. Gain practical conservation management skills, experience in tool use, improve their wildlife identification and lots more! Trainees get the opportunity to visit larger more varied sites across London such as woodlands, wetlands and meadows, as well as our own sites and gardens in Hammersmith. Our courses are open to adults who want to try something new and Get Out There!

We are particularly interested in recruiting people who have been long term unemployed. You don’t need any experience to join in. The course is free of charge and participants will be reimbursed their travel expenses and provided with lunch and boots.

The course runs for 6 weeks and requires a commitment of one day per week (either Thursday or Friday).

For more details about the Get Out There! project and to find out how you can get involved, please contact Anna:

Tel : 07969 754564
Email: getoutthere@hcga.org.uk
Post: HCGA, 1 Melina Road, London, W12 9HY

Application forms to download and print: http://hcga.org.uk/projects/get-out-there/

Here is what a recent graduate thought of the course:

“ I attended the course as a trainee from January through to March 2012. I suffer from depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, low self – confidence and self – esteem, and a lack of motivation, and attending the course gave me something to look forward to each week, a sense of purpose, and a reason to get up in the morning. I had always loved animals, but wasn’t particularly interested in wildlife until attending the course, but now I have a much better understanding of wildlife and natural ecosystems, and a new found appreciation of nature. The course has also taught me to be more tolerant of people from different walks of life, with different backgrounds and with a variety of different issues and problems, and has given me a deeper understanding of the importance of responsibility.”

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