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The Royal Forestry Society’s Teaching Trees programme is now offering teacher training as well as educational visits.  

Teaching Trees training equips all adults working with children outdoors, teachers, teaching assistants, childminders, playworkers or freelance professionals to lead groups in outdoor settings ranging from forests to schools or domestic gardens.  We offer both accredited qualifications and bespoke consultancy and training for individual settings.


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Level 2 Outdoor Learning Practitioner / Outdoor Play Practitioner

Each course runs over 2.5 days and is designed to equip you to take groups for outdoor learning in the grounds of your setting for further afield.

The course covers:

  • Getting to know your setting: creative ways to develop plant and animal ID skills
  • Keeping safe: risk assessments
  • Developing your outdoor space
  • Outdoor play, Loose Parts and Natural Resources
  • Creative Literacy, Muddy Maths and curriculum links

All participants will receive access to a wide range of online course materials as well as email support while you are completing your portfolio.  On successful completion of your portfolio, participants are awarded a Level 2 qualification accredited by Agored Cymru, either Outdoor Learning Practitioner or Outdoor Play Practitioner depending on the focus that you have chosen.


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Meet the trainer

Becky is a qualified teacher and forest school leader with experience of senior leadership, teacher training and as a teaching and learning advisor.

She says: “I love having the opportunity to work with children in the forest and see the benefits that it brings to them. Freedom to explore with all their senses and to learn about the world around them as they experience it.”


Course Dates 

Level 2 Outdoor Learning Practitioner / Outdoor Play Practitioner courses take place on the following dates:


Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th February 2019 (plus half day follow up on Tuesday 26th March)

Venue - Ranton Abbey, Lawhead, Staffordshire, ST20 0JQ.

For more information and to book please click HERE 


Tuesday 26th February and Tuesday 5th March 2019 (plus half day follow up on Tues 7th May)

Venue - Upper Derwent Dams, Fairholmes, Hope Valley, Derbyshire S33 0AQ.

For more information and to book click HERE


Tuesday 12th March and Tuesday 19th March 2019 (plus half day follow up on Tues 30th April)

Venue - Ledsham Estate, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS25 5LP. 

For more information and to book click HERE