level 2 - outdoor learning practitioner

Gain skills and confidence in using your grounds for curriculum delivery

Completion of the course only takes two and a half days ( plus some structured ‘homework’ in between the course days) and it is designed to be as practical, accessible & supportive as possible in helping you to make a success in implementing a programme of Outdoor Learning.

Content summary

  • Understanding the benefits and risks of using the outdoors as a learning environment, looking at the background and context of modern outdoor learning.
  • Learning how to make an holistic approach to implementing outdoor learning – getting everyone ‘on board’ with your plans.
  • Planning & delivering seasonal outdoor learning by building specific skills and confidence in a range of areas that can be developed / enhanced in school grounds and in the local environment.
  • Knowing how to sustainably manage and improve outdoor learning environments, looking at ecological structures in the natural environment, identifying species in our own local natural environments.
  • Looking at the wider context of Learning Outside the Classroom and making plans to use your local natural and built environment in curriculum delivery.

Course duration – 2 days of training, plus planning and delivery of minimum of 2 Outdoor Learning Sessions. This is usually a minimum time commitment of 2 x half a day. The course is completed within six months of start date.

Entry Qualifications Required

  • 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.