Outdoor Learning

Outdoor Learning is for everyone. It’s proven to enhance regular learning by making topics and sessions ‘come alive’ and have ‘real life’ meaning for those who participate.

At Wild Learning, we believe strongly in all forms of Outdoor Learning. We deliver training for educators and design and deliver Outdoor Learning sessions for all ages.

Outdoor Learning is usually a one-off session delivered outdoors by a learning leader to support the curriculum. It is not the same as Forest School, as Forest School should be a long-term programme of several sessions facilitated by a Forest School Leader with a strong emphasis on child-led learning.

If you are looking to utilise your school grounds to make curriculum linked learning experiences part of your everyday, this is the place for you.

Outdoor Learning Training Courses

We offer 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 needs/requirements.

We can also provide inset training for your staff team. **This service requires a minimum of 8 participants and a suitable outdoor area to use**

Please contact us for further information.

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**

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.

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