Training Courses

Immerse yourself in nature for the day and learn how to successfully take the curriculum outdoors!

Awaken your outdoor teaching practice and be inspired to take your class outside!

Taking the curriculum outdoors improves children’s engagement, supports their holistic well-being and when we combine this with teaching curriculum objectives, it can also boost academic attainment. Here at Alfresco Learning we help teachers unlock the potential in taking their everyday lessons outdoors.

Booking a training course with us provides you with a full day outdoor learning experience. Throughout the course, we share a wealth of inspiring activity ideas that you can implement with your own class the very next day. Our training courses are ideal for teachers also looking to gain confidence in the practicalities of taking whole classes outside. We cover KS1 & KS2 to enable you to share our unique approach with your whole staff team when you return to school.


Course Details

  • £85 per attendee
  • Designed for Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 teachers
  • Offering 4.5 hours of training
  • Delivered by qualified primary teachers with ongoing experience of high-quality outdoor teaching
  • Taking place in a scenic outdoor space that has been carefully chosen for you to easily visualise how to transfer ideas to your own setting
  • A copy of our detailed handbook for you to refer back to after the training

How do I book?

  • Choose your date for our ‘Taking the Curriculum Outdoors’ course from the schedule below
  • Click ‘book a place’ to find out more about what’s covered in the training
  • Then click ‘next’ and enter your details and attendee and payment details
  • You will receive a confirmation email (with an invoice attached) containing your ticket and course details – make sure to forward this onto the teacher attending
  • Be ready for a day filled with nature and curriculum outdoor learning inspiration!


FAQs

What do we need to prepare?

Alfresco Learning will provide all of the resources required for the training session, just bring a notepad and pen to save all the ideas you’ll gather! You will need to dress appropriately for the weather conditions forecast, as the majority of the session takes place outdoors.

What about refreshments?

Tea/coffee facilities will be included, as will a tasty afternoon sweet treat! Please bring your own lunch, as this is not included on the day.

What happens if the weather is bad on the day?

We endeavour to be outside in a range of weather types to model best practice and have an indoor space for shelter. However, if the weather is deemed unsafe to be outside we will contact you the day before to let you know the course day has been cancelled. You will be offered alternative dates to attend the course and your ticket will be transferred. If a suitable alternative date cannot be found you will be offered a full refund.

Do I need to be trained in tools and fire?

No, our approach is accessible to everyone. We do not use tools or fire. We use everyday classroom equipment and natural materials to create learning experiences which are easy for you to transfer to your own teaching practice.


Our training courses are ideal for individual teachers. If you’re looking to inspire your whole staff team we also offer inset days and twilight sessions. Take a look at our in-school training options here.

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