Education is a key activity within NAFAS and the BB&O Area.

Under normal circumstances there are area and club workshops, but since the start of the COVID crisis most of these practical learning opportunities have been limited.  In the meantime BB&O organised many online workshops and demonstrations.

See Online Events for details of currently available Zoom workshops.

NAFAS produces a host of books and educational handbooks which can be ordered via the NAFAS On-line Shop

Other Learning opportunities gives details of local learning establishments and recorded tutorials, although please note that the situation regarding all such learning opportunities is dependent on government COVID guidelines.

Would you like to improve your basic teaching skills?  

One of the key aims of NAFAS is to deliver education.  In BB&O we have many qualified teachers who deliver first class workshops and courses locally and nationally, but we also have many members who just teach the occasional club workshop and this is an equally valuable way of passing on our skills.  To help members deliver such small-scale teaching in a consistent and effective way, NAFAS recently developed the Basic Teaching Course.  This low key course does not lead to a teaching qualification but aims to provide the practical knowledge and skills needed to deliver club level workshops. The BB&O Area is organising one of these courses to be delivered via Zoom.  There will be two parts: a theory section and a practical session to include a micro teach.

Students will need to purchase the Basic Teaching Manual (£5) downloadable from the NAFAS website, and there may be a nominal charge for our members wishing to attend.  If you are interested, please email  (including your name and telephone number) or phone Jane Haas on 01884 860 714

NAFAS /OCN Online Teacher Training Course

NAFAS also provides courses for teacher training. In view of the current pandemic and difficulty in accessing a venue, the course has recently been run very effectively on line.

Please note that a qualification from this course will only allow you to teach NAFAS courses.  If you would like further information please click on Irene Manson to email her.  Irene is a national teacher.