Learning beyond the classroom


Learning Beyond the Classroom

These courses and qualifications are intended to provide practitioners and teachers with an understanding of the benefits of learning beyond the classroom and the practical skills in delivering the National Curriculum in the Outdoors. Outdoor Learning is proven to raise attainment levels and wellbeing through these authentic learning experiences.

Learning Beyond the Classroom (Level 1)

An introduction to the key skills and pedagogy of educating outside the classroom. This course is a certificated Level 1 qualification for practitioners and teachers intended as an introduction to:

  • Planning and delivering individual or parts of lessons outdoors which are linked to the curriculum
  • Risk assessment, facilitation and practical delivery of learning beyond the classroom
  • Use nature based resources to supplement learning within the classroom

The Learning Beyond the Classroom introduction course can also be delivered as a training twilight for up to 16 participants and offering one individual the Level 1 qualification.

Learning Beyond the Classroom (Level 3)

A certificated Level 3 qualification delving deeper in to the key skills and pedagogy of educating outside the classroom enabling practitioners and teachers to regularly:

  • Plan and deliver all classroom based learning, schemes of work and individual lesson progressions including all statutory subjects outside on a regular basis
  • Support other staff to risk assess, facilitate and practically deliver learning beyond the classroom
  • Use informal and natural learning environments to compliment and solidify more formal learning using nature based resources

Candidates will receive a complimentary book of their choice from the National Curriculum Outdoors series and discounts on further resources

For more information email outdooreducation@coventry.gov.uk