Developed by a qualified and experienced teacher, this is a distillation of the City & Guilds 7303 course, aimed specifically at beekeeping tutors and addressing typical learning situations encountered in the apiary, classroom, and when giving talks. We investigate the different methods by which adults learn, and how to apply this to maintain both interest and attention whilst delivering information more effectively. Through a series of practical and pertinent examples, tutors will improve their confidence and ability to impart their beekeeping knowledge and experience to others.
This course is aimed at beekeepers who will be involved in training beekeepers at beginner and advancing levels. They take cognisance of the fact that beekeepers in general have had little or no training in teaching techniques causing a lack of effectiveness when passing on their extensive beekeeping knowledge. See synopsis of course below.
Please note that this course does not teach beekeeping techniques. Students are expected to have a good general knowledge of beekeeping.
Aims of the course
- To help beekeeping tutors understand how adults learn
- To help them deliver information more effectively
- To enable them to pass on their beekeeping expertise to others so that their students become knowledgeable and competent beekeepers.
Objectives of this course
At the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Understand how adults learn
- Understand the teaching cycle
- Plan a teaching course
- Construct a scheme of work
- Write individual session plans
- Deliver an effective presentation
- Perform student learning assessments and self-assessment
The fee is now only £80 per student per course (for students from England and Wales) due to a generous subsidy from the Defra Healthy Bees Plan. Fees for students from other areas (inc. Scotland) is £225. This fee includes all consumables, course handouts, refreshments and a light lunch on both days. For expert tuition by highly-qualified tutors, this represents very good value for money.
Instructions and venue information
Joining instructions with course outline, what to bring, and venue information will be sent to students upon booking.
The NDB Short Courses can provide valuable discussion, learning, and hands-on experience for those planning to take the BBKA Assessments above Basic level. The Short Courses are aimed at those beekeepers with some experience of the craft; they are not aimed at novices. We can provide guidance to applicants as to the appropriateness of our Short Courses to their stage of beekeeping. We do ask that students respect this policy.
Students are welcome to apply on a first come, first served basis.
The NDB reserves the right to reschedule or cancel advertised courses. Should this be necessary then you will be given the option of a refund or a transfer to another course/date. We will give as much notice as possible, but regret that we cannot be responsible for any other costs such as those relating to travel or accommodation that might result from this.
Students who have booked on courses may cancel and receive a full refund if notice of cancellation is received at least four weeks before the course start date. If notice of cancellation is received less than four weeks before the course start date, refunds will only be issued if the cancelled place(s) can be re-sold.
A course booking indicates an acceptance of this cancellation policy.