Outdoor Learning Training

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Outdoor Learning Training

Want to teach the curriculum outdoors then we can help and inspire you! These courses are designed to enable you to get teaching the curriculum outdoors using low cost or free natural resources. The suite of courses range from a taster day right through to a whole school approach.

Course dates are listed at the bottom of this page

Introduction to Outdoor Learning Taster

This can be delivered as a half day or full day. Designed to introduce the concepts of outdoor learning and giving you the chance to experience some practical activities.

  • Introduction to outdoor learning
  • The benefits of outdoor learning
  • Identifying the skills needed for outdoor learning
  • Experience of practical outdoor learning activities
  • Reflection of learning
  • Advice on practical next steps
  • Action planning

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Level 1 Award in Outdoor Learning (QCF)

This 2 day introductory course is designed to introduce the concepts of Outdoor Learning and Forest School. You will discuss and experience practical activities. You will understand the learning and development taking place and the benefits of these approaches.

Please note: This course is not designed for those wishing to deliver sessions, as it does not cover the depth of knowledge and competencies required. 

This course is assessed by portfolio and usually takes 3 months to complete. This course is 5 credits and covers these units;

  • Learning, play and development in the outdoors
  • Health and safety for working outdoors
  • Outdoor practical skills

Entry requirements

  • 16 years or over

Cost £200

 

Level 2 Award in Outdoor Learning Practice (QCF)

This two and a half day course is designed to get you teaching outdoors. You will experience practical low cost outdoor activities linked to the EYFS, KS1 and KS2 curriculum. You will understand the benefits of holistic outdoor learning and understand the environmental impacts. You will plan and prepare sessions, identify where these can take place and be able to identify the hazards and risks involved. You will need to deliver 2 outdoor learning sessions as part of this qualification, so you will need to have a group and site identified. 

This course is assessed by portfolio and usually takes 6 months to complete. This course is 5 credits and you will cover the following units;

  • Outdoor Learning Practitioner
  • Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

Entry requirements

  • Aged 16 years or over.
  • Level 1 qualification or equivalent (1 GCSE).
  • Current DBS Check.
  • A suitable First Aid qualification is useful to complement this course.

Cost £250

 

Level 2 Award in Outdoor Play Practice (QCF)

This two and a half day course is designed for those who are working in a play role or organisation rather than a teaching setting. You will experience practical outdoor play activities, understand how these activities can deliver holistic development. You will identify areas that can be used for outdoor play and how these can be improved and understand the environmental impacts. You will be able to understand the hazards and risks and be able to carry out safety checks. You will plan, prepare and deliver 2 outdoor play sessions so you will need a group and a location identified.

This course is assessed by portfolio and usually takes 6 months to complete. This course is 5 credits and you will cover the following units;

  • Outdoor Play Practitioner
  • Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

Entry Requirements

  • Aged 16 years or over.
  • Level 1 qualification or equivalent (1 GCSE).
  • Current DBS Check.
  • A suitable First Aid qualification is useful to complement this course.

Cost £250

 

Level 3 Award in Coordinating an Outdoor Curriculum

This four day course is designed for those who are championing outdoor learning within their organisation. You will understand the background of outdoor learning and conduct a review of research & practice in recent years. You will audit existing provision and practice, create procedures and best practice guidelines for making outdoor learning part of a whole school educational strategy. You will understand site planning, sustainable management and be able to plan year round programmes. You will need to have a site and group identified as you will be expected to implement your outdoor learning programme. 

Please note that you can only complete this course if you have completed the L2 Award in Outdoor Learning Practice, or attend the L2 course as part of this L3 qualification.

This course is assessed bu portfolio and usually takes 9 - 12 months to complete. This course is 10 credits and you will cover the following units;

  • Supporting Learning, Play and Development in the Outdoors
  • Observation and Evaluation of Outdoor Learning
  • Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
  • Outdoor Curriculum Coordinator

Entry Qualifications Required

  • Level 2 Qualification or appropriate experience in education, youth work, childcare etc.
  • Established link with a client group and at least two years experience with client groups
  • 21 years or over at the start of the course.
  • First Aid Qualification and DBS strongly advised

Cost £600

 

 

Course Dates

 

Oxfordshire

 

Course: Level 2 Award in Outdoor Learning Practice (QCF)

Dates: 23rd, 24th September and 21st October 2019

Location: Sutton Courtenay Environmental Education Centre, Sutton Courtenay Road, Sutton Courtenay, Abingdon, OX14 4TE

Tutor: Alexandra Williams

Booking : Contact to book

 

Buckinghamshire

 

Course: Level 2 Award in Outdoor Learning Practice (QCF)

Dates: 20th, 21st May and 27th June 2019

Location: Green Dragon Rare Breeds Farm & Eco Centre, Claydon Road, Hogshaw, MK18 3LA

Tutor: Alexandra Williams

Booking : Contact to book

 

 

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