Neurodiversity and Behaviour that Challenges

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Muddy Feet introduces innovative ways of working with neurodiversity in the outdoors. These courses are designed for anyone working with people who are neurodiverse or who have additional learning and mental health needs.

Our setting-based courses have been designed for professionals wanting to gain an understanding of behaviour management derived from research and practice. Perfect for those wanting to develop their knowledge in mainstream settings, and those working in alternative settings. This course looks beyond the traditional learning environment to help participants understand how to better work with behaviours that challenge and positively influence learning and development.

Really enjoyed the sessions  with you, think you have a wealth of knowledge and you were inspirational. Kelly, Neurodiversity L3 Student 2020

Course dates listed at bottom of this page

Working with children and young people with Neurodiversity and behaviour  that challenges Taster Sessions

This one day course is designed to introduce mental health issues in children and young people , positive approaches to managing behaviour and how to effectively engage these learners outdoors. Useful for those who are working with Autism, Attachment, ACE's, ADHD and Sensory Processing issues 

This course covers

  • Introduction to Neurodiversity
  • How to use effective communication to engage learners
  • The benefits of using the outdoors for engagement 
  • Positive approaches to challenging behaviour. 
  • Experience of practical activities
  • Reflection of learning
  • Advice on next steps
  • CPD certificate


Level 3 Working with NEURODIVERSITY AND  behaviour that challenges in a natural environment

This course is a Nationally Recognised Level 3 Qualification, worth 15 credits. It is suitable for those who work with children or young people with autism, mental health issues and behaviour that challenges. This is a very exciting and innovative 4 day course that combines up to date research and practical experience. This course provides key skills for educators, social and youth workers, community workers, forest school leaders, scout leaders and guide leaders.

The course uses your existing outdoor skills and provides a toolkit of new skills for you to effectively engage a range of client groups in any outdoor setting. We cover positive approaches to working effectively and therapeutically with young people. Useful for those working with young people who have experienced adverse childhood experiences, trauma, mental health issues, behaviour needs or conditions such as ADHD, Sensory Processing, Autism, Attachment Issues, Aspergers, Anxiety, Depression and challenging or avoidant behaviour

This is an OCN L3 Award (QCF) accredited by Agored Cymru.  This course is assessed through portfolio. This course normally takes 9 - 12 months to complete.

This course is 15 Credits and covers these units;

  • Supporting the Learning of Children and Young People who have Mental Health Needs or Neurodiversity
  • Positive approaches to understanding and reducing behaviours that challenge
  • Supporting Learning - Professional Conduct
  • Communicating with children and young people who have Additional Learning Needs to enhance their learning
  • Health and safety requirements
  • Safeguarding and Child protection requirements

Entry requirements

  • 19 + years old
  • Level 2 Qualification or equivalent
  • Experience of working with the client group or outdoors
  • Cost £699 accredited 

Course Dates


L3 Working with NEURODIVERSITY AND behaviour that challenges in a natural environment














Dates : 22,23 , 29, 30 March 2021

Location: Hill End Outdoor Education Centre , Oxford

Trainers: Alex Williams and Vicki Stewart 

Booking : contact for invoice and or book online

Cost £699 accredited


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