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Looking at qualifications for outdoor delivery? We have some options for you

Are you a training provider, school or college thinking about equipping staff / learners with the skills and knowledge to support the delivery of the National Curriculum through outdoor play and activities?
Our outdoor learning qualifications do just this!


We understand that a number of Centres are offering remote training and considering outdoor learning opportunities.

In order to provide you with the perfect qualification package to support you, your staff and your learners, we have developed an Award in Outdoor Curriculum Co-ordination that is linked to our Forest School provision.

Outdoor Curriculum Co-ordination

Our Level 3 Award in Outdoor Curriculum Co-ordination qualification has been designed to enable individuals to gain skills and knowledge to support the delivery of the National Curriculum through outdoor play and activities.

This qualification, supports:

  • Educational organisations
  • Home educators
  • Ranger services
  • Others who offer outdoor learning and increased opportunities for the delivery of outdoor learning linked to National Curriculum subjects.

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Key aspects of this qualification

Learners will be able to gain knowledge and skills on a range of chosen subjects including:

  • Health and safety
  • Integrating the school curriculum into the outdoors
  • Practical tasks in the outdoors.
  • Playwork
  • Gardening

Progression Routes:

Learners who successfully complete the Open College Network West Midlands Level 3 Award in Outdoor Curriculum Co-ordination may move directly into teaching delivery of National Curriculum subjects in outdoor settings.



Forest School qualifications

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Our suite of Forest School qualifications provides the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for learners to take part in Forest School activities.

Our qualifications include:

  • Level 1 Award in Forest School Ethos and Principles
  • Level 2 Award for Forest School Assistants
  • Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders


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Benefits of delivering these qualifications

These qualifications:

  • Provide a comprehensive platform of progression to higher levels of study in this subject area
  • Ensure learners understand the principles and ethos of Forest School learning
  • Enable learners to gain skills to support Forest School leaders and Forest School programmes
  • Develop leadership, practical and teaching skills to become an effective Forest School Leader.
  • Come with FREE RESOURCES.




Delivering these qualifications in your centre

For more information regarding these qualifications, please get in touch by either:


Already one of our approved accredited centres?

Creating a new course to add to your portfolio is a straight-forward process, your Business Development Manager will be very happy to help you, please get in touch - see contact details above.



Thinking of becoming one of our centres?

This is also a straight-forward supported process! You can find out more about us by:


Contact our Business Development Team today via 01902 624230.

Hear what some of our customers have said about us:

"Open College Network has had a great team of people working with us as the Forest School Association and the GB Forest School Trainers Network to create a suite of qualifications that really are a gold standard."

"Open College Network has supported the development of our very successful Forest School training programme and woodlands across Sussex have become places for play and exploration once again!"

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