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Woodland Activity Leader Training

  • Wednesday, 9 August, 2017 - 19:00 to Wednesday, 16 August, 2017 - 17:00
  • Dean Field Studies Centre, Lydney, GL15 4JA
  • Bristol
  • Chris Muir
  • chris@wild-things.org.uk
  • 01309690450
  • http://wild-things.org.uk/our-events/woodland-activity-leader-training/
  • This course is for anyone and everyone who wants to lead environmental education and outdoor learning sessions, or facilitate positive nature experiences for children, young people or adults. Whether this is as a parent, as an outdoor enthusiast or in a professional capacity. Below are professions of previous course graduates:

    - Teachers
    - Teaching Assistants
    - Nursery Practitioners
    - Rangers
    - Social Workers
    - Wildlife Guides
    - Outdoor Instructors
    - Adventure Activity Instructors

Description:

Woodland Activity Leader Training. If you are interested in enhancing your skills to lead groups in a woodland environment, training to become a Woodland Activity Leader will provide you with the learning and knowledge you require. Woodland Activity Leader Training is an accredited outdoor learning course and a practical, more hands-on alternative to forest school training.

Accredited as a Level 2 Award, Woodland Activity Leader Training is a practical training course, filled with inspirational ideas and activities, that will provide you with the skills required to be a confident outdoor educator.

Our students will learn the legal roles and requirements of safely leading groups of both adults and children in a woodland environment, in addition to:

- Practical bushcraft skills, including fire lighting, knife craft, knots and shelter building
- Conservation activities and the leave no trace philosophy
- Naturalist skills, including plant identification, and animal tracks and signs
- How to safely and sustainably forage and prepare wild food
- Discovering new activities and games to create inspiring, engaging sessions
- Creation of appropriate session plans
- The confidence required to lead groups in a woodland environment
- Understanding the dynamic risk assessment requirements for leading woodland activity sessions

Wild things! will also provide guidance for our future woodland leaders on a variety of different resources and methodologies for creating and delivering the best possible outdoor learning sessions. All you need to bring is your enthusiasm, love of the outdoors, and a willingness to explore and discover new skills.

Location: Dean Field Studies Centre, Lydney, Bristol
Dates: 9 - 16 August 2017
Cost: £525

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