Welcome to the WI Moodle, the training and resource site for the National Federation of Women's Institutes

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National Trainers

The NFWI Training Committee is looking for enthusiastic people who would be interested in training to join the National Training Team as Communication Skills (Public Speaking), Independent Financial Examiner, Trustee and WI Adviser trainers.  The NFWI welcomes interest from the WI membership and the general public.

You don’t need to hold an adult teaching qualification, but must be prepared to undertake appropriate training.  You must however, have ICT skills and be prepared to commit time for training, meetings and conferences.  Communication Skills trainers must hold an ESB level 3 qualification (Distinction).

If you have experience of delivering training and would like to find out more about this role, please contact Val Andrews at the NFWI Unit for further information;  v.andrews@nfwi-org.uk, 01865 391788 ext 277

Closing date:  24 June 2016. Interviews will be held at 104 New Kings Road, London.

Come and enjoy a summer floral treat at the Floral Art workshops! Gain ideas, inspiration and develop your skills and techniques in floral art and leaf manipulation. Full information in the Floral Art area

23 June 2016: Federation Office 11/12 Brenkley Way, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
28 June 2016: Steventon Village Hall, The Green, Steventon, Oxfordshire
7 July 2016: Westerham Village Hall, Quebec Ave, Westerham

Spoons - A Stirring Tale!spoons

Exclusively for members of the WI.A project to encourage WI makers of all abilities to attend workshops being held at Salisbury Museum to knit or stitch spoons!

After the spoons have been created they will then be sent to a ceramic artist who will dipped your creation in porcelain and fire them to become a very different type of  spoon entirely. Curious? Read more in the Craft Area.

The Huxley Cup Competition 2016 will be hosted by the NFWI and will take place at the Greys Court (Rotherfield, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire). 

Now a property of The National Trust, it was the former home of Lady Elizabeth Brunner, National Chair of the NFWI from 1951 – 1956. 

The aim of the competition is to find a flower arranger who demonstrates maximum creativity and skill.
The theme for the Huxley Cup Competition will be Reflections – Lady Brunner and the WI.

Competitors are invited to interpret 1 of the 6 reflections as listed in the Floral Art area


In conjunction with the National Gallery, the Science and Leisure Committee are pleased to offer members a unique opportunity to come and visit the Gallery in London to learn more about the fascinating world of women in art.

Friday 25 November 2016 at The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London,  11am – 3.30pm.

Click here for more information


Festival of Learning (previously Adult Learners’ Week) is a national celebration of lifelong learning, with 'Have a Go' learning events taking place during May and June.

digitral story course

New course!  Create your own Digital Story using the step by step interactive course. Click here to get started.

2016 Annual Meeting Resolutions

A range of resources have been produced by the Public Affairs team to support WI discussions regarding the two shortlisted resolutions up for debate at the Annual Meeting on 11th June.

For more information head to the resolutions section of the Moodle or to download these resources head to the website.


Behind the door of 104!

The NFWI has launched a new blog for all NFWI news – Click here to go to the blog.  The blog will feature news from all areas of the WI – from craft and cookery to training and public affairs – and will cover a range of topics of interest to WI members and the general public. 

WI Adviser information


The 'So you think you'd like to be a WI Adviser' course replaces the one day workshops held in federations which means that members can access the course at any time and work through at their own pace. Click here to access the 'So you think you'd like to be a WI Adviser' course.  (it opens in a new window).  You do not need to login to the WI Moodle to access this course. Once you have completed the course please apply through your federation.

pre judges training


The 'So you think you'd like to be a NFWI Judge' short course is an introduction to help you get a better understanding of the role and requirements of an NFWI Judge and to help you make a decision about applying for the full course.  Click here to access the area.

Demo Training

The Demonstrator Training course is available. This course is for members who wish to demonstrate or give illustrated talks.  Click here to go to the Demonstrator Area.

Food Strategy

The Food Safety e-Module gives you essential information and advice about handling food. Click here to go to the Food Safety Area

training cycle

There is an area called WI Training Resource. This is an online course that you work through at your own pace. It gives you the basic knowledge you need to set up and run any sort of training session so it's ideal for many roles.

Trustee Training

The Trustee Training e-Module is for existing and potential federation trustees who want to find out what being a trustee involves. Click here to access the Trustee Training area.
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