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LtL Professional Accreditation in Transforming Outdoor Learning and School Grounds

19th January 2021 @ 9:00 am - 20th January 2021 @ 5:00 pm

outdoor learning training

The LtL Professional Accreditation in Outdoor Learning and School Grounds is a unique high-level course which equips you to train, coach and facilitate outdoor learning and play training, conduct advisory visits and work as a consultant to schools or early years settings.

All the LtL Accredited Network offer consultancy and training to educators and teachers – so that they are empowered to lead quality outdoor learning and play, within school grounds and local greenspaces. This can be through local authority, academy chain, NGO employee or indeed self-employed persons.

The course comprises of two days input and collaborative learning from LtL Staff. The network of fellow professionals is a key element of the programme and you will enjoy building relationships with an inspiring group of skilled and experienced outdoor practitioners. 

You will be supplied with a number of resources, many which are only available to LtL Accredited Professionals and LtL Staff, they include:

  • a copy of Learn and Play Out (worth £19.99)
  • a copy of Play Out (worth £19.99)
  • school outdoor learning and play audit tools
  • school and nursery outdoor space audit tools
  • exemplar training day plans
  • video’s, power points and images to use
  • a collated resource of over 2GB reports, publications, research and practical tools
  • significant insight into the LtL Process of Change and tools our staff and LtL Network use
  • the LtL Accredited Professional logo’s to use as you need to

The training is followed by a short exam paper and small portfolio of work within 6 months. Certification is subject to meeting suitable Safeguarding, First Aid, Insurance and similar checks.

The course includes all refreshments, lunch and resources needed. Please come dressed to be outdoors as well as indoors, moderately active.


Please read on – and do contact us if you are not confident that you meet the person specification below. We are more than happy to discuss.


Who we accredit

All attendees will have at least two years experience of leading outdoor learning and play, ideally in a leadership or coaching role and across more than one setting. Attendees often have a significant breadth of experience, typically in areas such as teacher, early years educator, Forest School Level 3+ training, leadership, outdoor NGB’s, nature therapy, play leadership or academia.

We accredit those who have a understand good teaching and learning, how to coach others in using different a different pedagogy, how our environment is a key influence on learning, health and wellbeing. Our programme is about setting vision for outdoor learning and play, leading culture change and working through challenges with colleagues in schools and nurseries. We don’t teach you to lead outdoor learning – you will already have those skills.

If you are happy speaking to head teachers one minute and jumping in puddles the next, and want to share that passion and insight with others, this is the course for you.

Our LtL Professional Accreditation is popular with other NGO’s and others around the world as they seek to further their work. Recent years have seen colleagues from Australia, Singapore, Belgium, Greece and Germany attend the course.

The accreditation is not aimed at classroom practitioners or early years educators looking to take learning and play outdoors – we have a variety of other courses you can browse here.

The LtL Network

Successful completion of the assessment will allow you membership of the LtL Network, a group of around 50-60 professionals. As well as those Accredited in Transforming Outdoor Learning and School Grounds we have about 20 Landscape Architects and School Grounds Designers. This network of professionals is a resource we introduce you to and you can make use of.

LtL only contracts work out to our Professional Network. While work is not guaranteed, and can vary significantly due to geography and our projects, our Network have enjoyed various days and long term contract opportunities from LtL. Our rate of pay reflects the senior nature of the Accreditation and the years of experience you will bring.



We are in Birmingham for January 2021, exact venue TBC



Each year we have attendees who find funding to complete the LtL Professional Accreditation in Transforming Outdoor Learning and School Grounds. This is typically through local funds, aimed at environmental education, diversity or envieonmental projects. We at LtL do not offere burseries to this programme.


Transforming School and Nursery Grounds Design

Note that our LTL Professional Accreditation in Transforming Spaces programme, aimed at landscape designers and architects is running in London for 2020, dates to be confirmed. It may be possible for you to undertake both LtL Professional Accreditation in Transforming Learning and Transforming spaces, please call us to discuss this on 01786 465 934 and ask to speak to Matt Robinson.


19th January 2021 @ 9:00 am
20th January 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Learning through Landscapes
01786 465934
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