March 1, 2024

Level 2 Outdoor Learning Practitioner


Locations across England

Thanks to a generous grant from the Forestry Commission, FENE are able to offer this heavily subsidised course to individuals who meet the following criteria.

Do you:

  • Work in a state school, charitable or not for profit organisation within England?
  • Work with or have the potential to work with ages 11 – 16?
  • Not currently have a Level 2 or above Outdoor Learning or Forest School qualification?
  • Have woods within your grounds or within walking distance which could be used for forest education?

What does the course cover?

By taking part in this course you will develop an understanding of the benefits and risks of using the outdoors as a learning environment, looking at the background and context of modern outdoor learning.

You’ll learn how to take an holistic approach to implementing Outdoor Learning at your setting, and how to get everyone ‘on board’ with your plans.

You will plan and deliver seasonal Curriculum Based Outdoor Learning sessions by:

  • Building specific skills and confidence in a range of curriculum areas
  • Learning how to develop and enhance skills and confidence within your school grounds or local environment
  • Knowing how to sustainably manage and improve your outdoor learning environment
  • Looking at ecological structures in the natural environment and identifying species in your own local natural environment
  • Looking at the wider context and history of learning outside the classroom
  • Making plans to use your local natural and built environment in curriculum delivery

Please note that bursaries are restricted to one per organisation.


Booking will open in December 2023. To be added to our mailing list and receive details as soon as the course is available to book, please email