I realise that it's not trivial to assemble the list, but I noticed that a newcomer to our local BKA yesterday was offered a place on our spring course, which had officially been full for some months, simply because some of the early applicants have dropped out or aren't responding to messages.
So I suspect that just as the application rate was high following all the publicity about bees, so the dropout rate will be high too. On that basis it might still be worth publishing the details.
I will see what I can put together.
The main problem I had was most course's are run by local BKA's affiliated to the BBKA and some of the more polite replies I had was "Whats it got to do with you" I won't print some of the other impolite replies,I think our success has rattled a few cages..
our branch are running an evening course at Bromsgrove school starting at end of Jan I believe. I'm not the organizer so I don't have all the details to hand but I think it's 8 evenings followed by 2 apiary sessions in April, costing around £50. If you're interested send me some contact details and I'll pass them on, but if you've already joined the Kiddy branch you might receive all info. anyway.
there are a significant number of non-BKA courses also available. It would be a feather in your cap to list those at least. I know of at least 2 in Worcestershire, one at Pershore college, and another very good semi-professional one. Hartpury college is Glos. also run courses.
I'm involved in a series of non-BKA weekend courses myself (Leicestershire/Warwickshire/Shropshire) with other beekeepers. I'll be happy to provide details if you like, or to anyone sending a PM. But Googling "beekeeping courses" will have us somewhere on the top half of the page.
Training is a hot topic at the moment and recent bee problems coupled with a surge in interest has exposed frailties with some BKA's and they just can't cope. I'm not surprised you've had a hostile response from some feeling a bit threatened. Many have 2011 waiting lists but I don't think they suggest alternatives to people - perhaps it's a territorial thing?
enfield and district , north london still had a few places last week as a friend signed up , evening course near north circular ,Arnos Grove Middlesex London N14 but not my BKA so know little more
I too would be happy to list my course starting in late January 2010. It ia advertised on the BBKA and Beecraft websites. A few spaces left. This course is in Kent. PM me if you are intersted