Sperrins Gateway

Volunteers / Training

A Sense of the Sperrins - Short Course

Saturday, 22 February, 2014

Sperrins Gateway Landscape Partnership present 'A Sense of the Sperrins' - A Queens University Open Learning Short Course at Kilcronaghan Conference Centre and St. Patricks Church of Ireland Glenroan

Set in the beautiful foothills of the Sperrins and using its natural and historic heritage, the course will look at the landscape and human geography of the Sperrins, giving its distinctive sense of place. We will investigate the impact of early humans, key historic developments and land management to this unique Sperrins landscape and looking at how the landscape influenced the local communities and how they live.

Course tutors:
Mr. Danny Donnelly, Prof. Greg Toner, Mr. Tom McErlean, Dr. Paddy Fitzgerald, Dr. Bill Macafee, Dr. Hilary Kirkpatrick, Ms. Rose Mary Murphy, Prof. Jim McAdam

10 am - 4 pm, last Saturdays of February, March, April and May 2014

Course fee £64 (conc £40)
Course number: OLE1941 
CATS points: 10

Enrole online: www.qub.ac.uk /edu/ol
Or by phone: 028 9097 3323

For details contact Stéphanie: 028 79628750


for directions to the Kilcronaghan Centre please follow the link.

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Hedge Laying City and Guilds Qualification Assessment

Hedge laying training available to those undertaking the traning and introductory courses. Contact Helen on 028 7962 8750 and fill in the form attached. Training will be held over February.

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Collecting Stories - Free Reminiscence Training

Saturday, 8 February, 2014

Develop the techniques and tools to gather and record memories and stories.

Led by Dr Brenda Liddy through NRC

Includes light lunch so booking essential.

Contact Stephanie on 028 7962 8750

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Community Walk Leader Training

Saturday, 1 February, 2014

Walking In Your Community in conjunction with the Sperrins Gateway Landscape Partnership, have an exciting free training opportunity for Community Leaders and Volunteers to become Community Walk Leaders. The training takes place Saturday 1st February 2014 at Springhill National Trust House, Moneymore. It is run by highly qualified Tutors who will offer guidance and support to participants who will learn about basic walking skills.

Date -      Saturday 1st February 2014

Time -      9.30am - 5.00pm 

Venue -    Springhill National Trust House, Moneymore

For more information on the course and to book your place, please click here or emailinfo@walkinginyourcommunity.com.  

Booking early is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Cancellations - Whilst we hope to provide this training free of charge for community leaders and volunteers, due to the limited number of free places, if you are unable to attend the course, you are required to cancel 1 week prior to the course date. Failure to do so will result in a fee of £45 per person.


Digital Photography

Monday, 13 May, 2013

This is a five session course over the next five Mondays (excluding the Bank Holiday)

Location:  Northern Regional College Magherafelt

Time: 7-9pm

The class will work  expert, Stephen Wilkinson, to look at taking photographs and using Adobe Photoshop to improve them.

Data sticks will be necessary so participants can take their copies home in a digital format.

The course is free and run in partnership between Sperrins Gateway Landscape Partnership and the Big Lottery's Living and Learning Project.

To enrol please complete and return the Living and Learning enrolement form attached.

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