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Outdoor Learning Training

 

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As members of the Cambium Network we are able to offer nationally recognised, accredited training as well as our own bespoke courses.

 

 Level 2 Outdoor Learning Practitioner

Each course runs over 2.5 days and is designed to equip you to take groups for outdoor learning in the grounds of your setting for further afield.

The course covers:

  • Getting to know your setting: creative ways to develop plant and animal ID skills
  • Keeping safe: risk assessments
  • Developing your outdoor space
  • Outdoor play, Loose Parts and Natural Resources
  • Creative Literacy, Muddy Maths and curriculum links

All participants will receive access to a wide range of online course materials as well as email support while you are completing your portfolio.  On successful completion of your portfolio, participants are awarded a Level 2 qualification accredited by Agored Cymru, either Outdoor Learning Practitioner or Outdoor Play Practitioner depending on the focus that you have chosen.

 

Level 3  Co-ordinating an Outdoor Curriculum

Coordinating an Outdoor Curriculum is a two day course designed for those who would like to further their Outdoor Learning skills, be a part of successfully embedding Outdoor Learning in their organisation and make this unique approach accessible to all.

The course covers:

  • Why do we do it? Look at the research behind Outdoor Learning
  • What do you do which is good? How to recognise your strengths and assets
  • Best practice for making outdoor learning a whole school strategy
  • Site planning and sustainable management of your own ground
  • A four season curriculum - planning a year round approach to Outdoor Learning

 

Entry Qualifications Required:

Level 2 Outdoor Learning Practitioner Qualification

At least two years experience in education, childcare, youthwork or as an Outdoor Learning Professional.

19 years or over at the start of the course.

First Aid Qualification and DBS strongly advised.

 

All participants will receive access to a wide range of online course materials as well as email support while you are completing your portfolio.  On successful completion of your portfolio, participants are awarded a Level 3 qualification accredited by Agored Cymru.

 

Becky Wilkinson PhotoMeet the trainer


Becky is a qualified teacher and forest school leader with experience of senior leadership, teacher training and as a teaching and learning advisor.

 She says: “I love having the opportunity to work with children in the forest and see the benefits that it brings to them. Freedom to explore with all their senses and to learn about the world around them as they experience it.”

 

Course Dates 

 

Autumn Term

Level 2 Outdoor Learning Practitioner    £260

7th - 8th October, 25th November    

Venue - Tansley Wood Scout Centre, Old Coach Road, Tansley, Derbyshire DE4 5FY.

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Level 2 Outdoor Learning Practitioner    £260

14th - 15th October, 2nd December

Venue - Ledston Estate, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS25 5LP. 

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Spring Term 

Level 2 Outdoor Learning Practitioner    £260

3rd - 4th February, 6th April 2020

Venue - Kirkley Hall, Ponteland, Northumbria NE20 0AQ. 

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Level 2 Outdoor Learning Practitioner    £260

Spring term date tbc

Venue - Ranton Abbey, Lawnhead, Staffordshire, ST20 0JQ.

For more information and to register your interest click HERE

 

Level 2 Outdoor Learning Practitioner    £260

Spring term date tbc

Venue - Ledston Estate, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS25 5LP. 

For more information and to register your interest click HERE

 

Level 3 Co-ordinating an Outdoor Curriculum    £200

2nd - 3rd March 2020

Venue - Ledston Estate, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS25 5LP. 

For more information and to book click HERE

 

Bursaries towards the cost of these courses may be available for schools or educational settings who meet the necessary criteria. If you are interested in applying for a bursary please contact teaching.trees@rfs.org.uk 

 

About the Cambium Network        www.cambiumsustainable.co.uk

The Cambium Network has trainers in many parts of the UK. We cooperate in Continuing Professional Development, standardisation of assessment and feedback, submission of work for accreditation to Agored Cymru (Formerly OCN Wales) awarding body and internal and external quality assurance.

Trainers meet regularly to discuss the latest developments, and to exchange ideas, skills and techniques and to play for the future. Most members of the Cambium Network provide services direct to schools and other bodies wishing to engage with the expanding use of Forest School, Outdoor Learning and Coastal School techniques in early years, primary and secondary education.