Are you someone who loves your local waterway and wants to learn more about it? Are you wishing to clean up and improve your patch but not sure how to begin?
We offer a range of courses that pass on the knowledge and experience we have gained through our delivery of hundreds of events each year. We want to make it easy for you to make a difference. Check out our training opportunities below!
Thames21 has been approved as an NFCE Investing In Quality (IIQ) Centre, to give formal recognition to our courses. NFCE accreditation gives assurance that the content of the training is of a high standard and that it meets the requirements of a national awarding organisation. NCFE accreditation also allows participants to be awarded a certificate of achievement, enabling them to support and lead waterway clean-ups and improvements.
Our essential training course: Leading a Waterway Cleanup
The accredited course contains everything you need to know to plan and run safe, effective and enjoyable waterway improvement events. The course will allow you to join our Events Support Team, and it is also the first step on the path to a Thames21 badge and leading a Badged Group.
Other Training Modules
Clean-ups are just the start. We want to help you look after the health of your waterways too. We offer extra training modules to registered trainees, including the ones listed below:
Thames River Watch Training
Vegetation Management in Your River Catchment
Invasive Non-Native Species Training
You can view our training policies by following these links:
Initial Guidance and Support for Learners
Safeguarding Learners Policy
Training health and safety policy
Compliments & Complaints Policy