Level 2 Curriculum Based Outdoor Learning
About Level 2 training
We know the positive impact Forest School and Outdoor Learning have on mental health and well-being. Now more than ever, we need to support our children’s mental health and give them every opportunity to succeed in their learning. Our nationally accredited Level 2 Curriculum Based Outdoor Learning course trains you to deliver the curriculum through planned activities using natural resources in an outdoor environment. We tailor the course to your setting and groups. This means, we help you map an outdoor curriculum for your students and build a bank of appropriate activities. In short, we will give you the skills to be a confident practitioner who can spark joy and creativity whilst still meeting the curriculums learning objectives.
Level 2 Outdoor Learning training
We are now up and running with our face to face training. As such, we regularly review and update our risk assessments according to government safety guidelines for covid. This includes working outdoors as much as possible, adapting how we teach, allowing space for social distancing and providing individual resource packs to minimise touch points.
All our courses are held in our beautiful woodland site and next door classroom in Swaffham Bulbeck just outside Cambridge. The village is linked to Cambridge via cycle path (route 51) there is a bus service, village shop and pub. There is free parking available at the venue which also has a kitchenette with fridge.
Level 2 Curriculum Based Learning comprises of 2 units of work
Outdoor Learning Practitioner – mapping outdoor learning activities and developing your Outdoor area. Also, planning and leading sessions. In addition, we focus on how to manage risk when working outside.
Sustainable Use of Natural Resources – Studying the natural environment then planning how to use your natural environment for Outdoor Learning. In addition, using your site in a sustainable way and looking at the impact of using natural resources on the environment. We learn about how to use flora and fauna in your work as well as teaching you about different flora and fauna.
You must be 16 or over and either hold a Level 1 Forest School/Outdoor Learning qualification or at least 1 GCSE. You will need to complete a workbook including leading 2 Outdoor Learning sessions with a group.
In addition, have an established link with an education setting. For this reason, you must hold a current enhanced DBS check or equivalent for the country you work in. Also, some experience of working with groups outdoors. Given that you might be working alone, you must also hold a suitable first aid qualification.