Welcome to Muddy Puddle Outdoor Learning

Forest School and Outdoor Learning Training in Hampshire and Berkshire.

Muddy Puddle Outdoor Learning offers nationally recognised qualifications in Forest School and Outdoor Learning. We also offer CPD to schools and nurseries. We belong to the Cambium Sustainable network of trainers and our courses are accredited by the Institute of Outdoor Learning. 

Outdoor Learning Practitioner

Gain skills and confidence in using your grounds for curriculum delivery.


Completion of the course takes two and a half days plus some coursework and it is designed to be as practical, accessible & supportive as possible in helping you to make a success in implementing a programme of Outdoor Learning.

Dates & Prices

We offer at least 2 courses a year at locations across Hampshire and Berkshire. We can also arrange private courses for a minimum of 6 trainees.

We are currently awaiting dates for our next course.

£280

Further Information

Gain skills and confidence in using your grounds for curriculum delivery.

Completion of the course only takes two and a half days (plus some structured ‘homework’ in between the course days) and it is designed to be as practical, accessible & supportive as possible in helping you to make a success in implementing a programme of Outdoor Learning.

Content Summary

Understanding the benefits and risks of using the outdoors as a learning environment, looking at the background and context of modern outdoor learning.

Learning how to make an holistic approach to implementing outdoor learning – getting everyone ‘on board’ with your plans.

Planning & delivering seasonal outdoor learning by building specific skills and confidence in a range of areas that can be developed / enhanced in school grounds and in the local environment.

Knowing how to sustainably manage and improve outdoor learning environments, looking at ecological structures in the natural environment, identifying species in our own local natural environments.

Looking at the wider context of Learning Outside the Classroom and making plans to use your local natural and built environment in curriculum delivery.

Course duration – 2 days of training, plus planning and delivery of minimum of 2 Outdoor Learning Sessions. This is usually a minimum time commitment of 2 x half a day. The course is completed within six months of start date.

Entry Qualifications Required

  • Aged 16 years or over.

  • Level 1 qualification or equivalent (1 GCSE).

  • Current DBS Check.

  • A suitable First Aid qualification is useful to complement this course.

Muddy Puddle Club CIC

Registered company number

12288493

© 2019 by Muddy Puddle Club CIC

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