Running Deer announces new training programme in partnership with Devon County Council

Running Deer is delighted to announce a new training programme in partnership with Devon County Council.

Devon County Council’s Natural Capital Challenge Fund aims to support the recovery of the economy of Devon after COVID-19 by creating employment and training opportunities which improve the natural environment.

Running Deer’s six-week Countryside Skills courses will give learners the opportunity to gain new knowledge, practical skills, and accredited qualifications related to countryside management.

The courses will be available free of charge to workers from vulnerable sectors such as tourism, retail, food, and farming who have been displaced by COVID-19, young people not in education employment or training, and people experiencing long-term unemployment or other barriers to work.

Joanna Winterburn, Managing Director of Running Deer C.I.C said “Running Deer are delighted to be awarded a grant from Devon County Councils’ Natural Capital Challenge Fund.

This grant will enable us to deliver a comprehensive programme of training courses that will reduce the skills gap for people facing challenges and barriers to work, including those displaced by the pandemic.”

For more information about how to get involved with the programme, visit the Countryside Skills page.