Level 2 Outdoor Learning
Message about Covid
We know the positive impact Forest School and Outdoor Learning have on mental health and well-being so have made it our priority to organise new training course dates. To ensure we meet current government safety guidelines for education, we have worked hard to put safety measures in place so we can safely resume our training courses such as working outdoors as much as possible, keeping course numbers low, adapting how we teach, allowing space for social distancing and providing individual resource packs.
About Level 2 training
Our nationally accredited Level 2 Outdoor Learning Practitioner 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.
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.