Bookbug Session Leader Training

Applications are currently open for Bookbug Session Leader training in 2020. Scroll to the bottom of the page for course details and information on how to apply.

Bookbug Session Leader training is for staff and volunteers who want to deliver Bookbug Sessions (free song, rhyme and book sessions) in libraries or other community venues with groups of families. Training is interactive and focuses on practical, research-based information about book sharing, music and child development. Although delegates will participate in songs and rhymes in the group, delegates will not be asked to sing on their own.

Course aims and objectives

This course will:

Course Details

Course Length: 6 hours (including lunch break)

Cost: Funded

Delegate Numbers: 20 people

Training is also available for those who wish to run Gaelic language Bookbug Sessions.

Eligibility Criteria

Delegates must:

There are three key rules to bear in mind when planning and delivering sessions:

Applying for Bookbug Session Leader Training

Bookbug Session Leader training is our most popular course. The funding for this particular course means we are only able to run a limited number of training sessions each year, so we use an application process to make sure that we allocate spaces fairly and effectively. It is not possible to organise an in-house training session for Bookbug Session Leader Training.

The online application must be completed in one attempt so it is strongly recommended that you prepare your answers to all the questions using the list of application questions(this will open in a new window) before completing the online application.

Key dates

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Bookbug Session Leader Training Sessions are funded by the Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative through Creative Scotland.