Taking Learning Outdoors Training Courses

Use this page to search for ‘Introduction to Taking Learning Outdoors’ and ‘Outdoor Learning Cards’ training courses.

Introduction to Taking Learning Outdoors

Staff, with little or no experience of taking groups of children and young people to learn outdoors, are encouraged to take an introductory training course aimed at the age group with whom you work.

All local authorities offer this training at Early YearsPrimary and Secondary level. Training will give staff the confidence and basic skills to undertake outdoor learning in school/centre grounds and other local areas.

Training is 6 hours, delivered in one day or in shorter sessions, and includes a mix of theory, practical and discussion.

Outdoor Learning Cards

Outdoor Learning Cards activities contribute directly to a wide range of educational and development aims for children and young people [optimally in the P6 to S2 age range] and cover four elements of Outdoor Learning that can be delivered in school/centre grounds and the local environment:

  • Orienteering: developing good map reading skills
  • Team Building and Problem Solving: how to challenge your children/young people
  • Bouldering: use of low level climbing walls
  • Journeying: local visits organised by children/young people

The Cards are supported by a Handbook and CD which are given to staff to keep during the training. Training is 6 hours and may be delivered in one or more sessions.

Continual Professional Development opportunities in Outdoor Learning

A wide range of Continual Professional Development opportunities are offered across the year that can be used to support your personal interests, teaching practices and professional update.

Professional Learning Network for Outdoor Learning

The course aims to cover all aspects of outdoor learning for the classroom teacher, practical elements will be run for the specific sectors; ECC, Primary, Secondary and ASN.

  • Sectors

  • Local Area Authority