Outdoor Learning Training Courses

Wild Learning offers the following accredited and non-accredited courses; for course dates, please look at our course training dates page.
We can also come to you to deliver any of these courses or design a course to suit your requirements.

Please contact us for further information.

Outdoor Learning Practitioner (Level 2)

Ideal for those working at any level, who wish to enhance their curriculum and utilise their grounds by taking learning outside.
An accredited (level 2) training course designed to show you how to make the most of outdoor learning opportunities using your school grounds. A range of activities and ideas mapped to your curriculum, the risks/benefits and sustainability of using your outdoor space.
Participants will be expected to run outdoor learning sessions in their workplace and produce a short workbook focusing on their experiences.

Outdoor Learning Coordinator (Level 3)

The Certificate in Coordinating an Outdoor Learning Curriculum (Level 3) is a professional qualification which looks at the context behind outdoor learning, how to embed this as a whole school strategy, how to plan for an all year round programme of outdoor learning and how to cascade knowledge and enthuse others to get outside the classroom.
Entry route to this course is via the Outdoor Learning Practitioner Course (Level 2) or Forest School Leader (Level 3) **please note – if entry is via Outdoor Learning Practitioner (Level 2) an extra day’s training will be required for Outdoor Curriculum Coordinator course in addition to advertised dates, to be arranged at time of booking**

Introduction to Outdoor Learning

An ideal introduction to embracing Outdoor Learning. A hands-on, participatory course exploring a range of outdoors activities to engage with the curriculum aimed at EYFS, KS1 and KS2. We can and will cater for other key stages, please let us know when you book.
This course is designed to build confidence, have fun and safely manage a range of Outdoor Learning opportunities

Exploring Maths Outdoors

Want to make your Maths lessons more engaging and real? Why not take them outdoors? Join us exploring a range of ideas for working with the maths curriculum outside.
We’ll show you and ask you to take part in a wide variety of outdoors maths-based activities using simple natural materials and basic equipment. Activities are based at Early Years, KS1 and KS2 level with differentiation ideas.

Exploring English Outdoors

Would you like to help your English lessons come alive? why not take them outdoors? Join us to learn some simple activities and techniques for working with the English curriculum outside.
We’ll expand our vocabulary, make stories come alive and create our own poems and tall tales. Activities are based at Early Years, KS1 and KS2 level with differentiation ideas.

Exploring Geography and History Outdoors

Would you like to help your Geography lessons come alive? Why not take them outdoors? Join us to learn some simple activities and techniques for working with the Geography curriculum outside. We’ll explore some simple, hands-on activities designed to engage and make learning memorable.
Would you like to make History live? And allow your students to participate in historical activities rather than hear about them? This is the course for you. We’ll explore some simple hands-on activities to enhance the history curriculum.
Activities are based at Early Years, KS1 and KS2 level with opportunities to differentiate as you need to.

Exploring Art and Play Outdoors

Want to be more creative with your art lessons? Why not take them outside? This course explore a variety of artistic and creative ideas and projects, working outdoors, using natural and man-made materials.
Want to expand your ideas base for easy outdoor play activities? This course will involve you taking part in a wide range of practical outdoor play using natural resources and equipment which costs next to nothing. Ideal for you if you work in Early Years/KS1 and want to expand your outdoor play.
Aimed at those working in the EYFS, KS1 & KS2, the day will include many ideas and projects to take away and use with your groups.

Exploring Camp Fire Cooking

An opportunity to participate in a range of campfire skills. We’ll explore different starting techniques and set ups, and cook a variety of different foods using lots of different methods.
All food and training provided. This is an ideal opportunity to have a go at something new, refresh old skills and/or to enhance Forest School skills.

Horticulture for School/Nursery Grounds & Improving Biodiversity for School/Nursery Grounds

Want to enhance your grounds attract more wildlife? Would you like to learn how to make the most of your gardens/growing spaces, and create learning opportunities for your children to engage with?
Join us exploring a range of ideas for improving biodiversity on your grounds. We’ll show you how to make your own wildlife habitats/homes and feeders which you can use with your children, via simple activities and basic equipment.
We will also explore a range of simple horticulture ideas and activities including sowing and propagation. Plus ideas for successful fruit and veggie growing to fit in with school terms and planting to benefit biodiversity and sensory exploration.

Working with Willow

Designed for anyone interested in learning basic techniques with willow. Course content will cover – basic willow weaving to create simple art projects. Working with willow and tissue to make lanterns and other shapes. Plus using living willow to weave a large-scale dome.
Perfect course for you if you’ve always wanted to create your own willow dome/sculpture and never known how to. This course will be very ‘hands-on’ and give you plenty of ideas plus projects to take away.

Practical Skills for Forest School Leaders

Spend the day increasing your confidence and enhancing your practical skills in the woodland. Ideal for those who would like more practice improving their practical skills and any rusty Forest School Leaders and Assistants.
Using basic hand-tools to create simple wood projects, building successful campfires, cooking skills, tying knots and shelter building.
**You will need to be working towards your Forest School qualification or already hold a Forest School qualification at level 2 or 3 to access this course**

Creative Arts Outdoors

A day to explore a variety of artistic and creative ideas and projects, working outdoors, using natural and man-made materials.
Aimed at those working in the EYFS, KS1 & KS2, the day will include many ideas and projects to take away and use with your groups.

Exploring Habitats and Pond Dipping

Want to explore your local habitats at a deeper level? Learn how to successfully and safely find and survey the inhabitants of a variety of typical habitats to include; field, woodland/trees and hedgerows. Increase your confidence with identification skills and collection equipment
Learn how to run a successful and safe pond dipping session. Discover a whole new world beneath the water. Increase your confidence with identification skills and pond dipping equipment.
Suitable for those working in EYFS, KS1 and KS2