Curriculum-led outdoor learning and play INSET training for teachers and early years educators.

We have adapted our training offer in response to Covid -19

LtL has 30 years’ experience offering successful, face to face training for educators at all stages in educational settings across the UK.

We cover:

  • strategies for teaching impactful curriculum-led outdoor learning
  • practical techniques for building and maintaining outdoor routines
  • inspirational ideas for simple grounds changes to enhance outdoor learning and play
  • proven benefits of outdoor learning and play

We are ideally positioned to support educators now expected to deliver an increased level of curricular-led outdoor learning.  We can embed outdoor learning pedagogy in educational settings as a positive legacy in the journey to a new normal and not a return to the old one.

From light touch to in-depth courses or online modules we are ready to help you in a way that suits your needs to feel equipped in taking children outdoors – what’s more we’re confident you’ll see the benefits for both you and your learners and want to do it even more!

Outdoor Learning Conferences and Events

Developing Outdoor Learning and Play (Secondary)

Online Zoom

Developing Outdoor Learning and Play (Secondary) - Online Workshop

In this session we will explore how your school can better use outdoor space for learning. You will learn how you can adapt or develop your school grounds to be more appealing and beneficial for secondary age children and how you can inspire staff to utilise the outdoors more for curricular rich lessons.

£10.00

Taking Learning Outdoors

Online Zoom

Taking Learning Outdoors (Primary) - Online Workshop

Do you want to get to grips with Taking Learning Outdoors? Through practical ideas and resources, this session will help you develop your confidence in taking learning outside the classroom.

£10.00

Taking Learning Outdoors (Early Years)

Online Zoom

Taking Learning Outdoors (Early Years) - Online Workshop

Join us to explore how to make the most of your outdoor spaces, the benefits of outdoor play and learning in the Early Years and some practical ideas to support you in this. We will also look at some common obstacles and how to address these.

£10.00

English/Literacy Outdoors (Upper Primary/KS2)

English/Literacy Outdoors (Upper Primary/KS2) - Online Workshop

Explore how you can take learning outdoors with a focus on literacy for upper primary/KS2 whatever your school grounds space. We'll discuss easy steps to establishing outdoor routines and straightforward changes you can make to your pedagogy to support literacy learning outdoors

£10.00

English/Literacy Outdoors (Early Years)

English/Literacy Outdoors (Early Years) - Online Workshop

This workshop will focus on supporting literacy and language outdoors in the Early Years. We will explore the potential that outdoor spaces have and reflect on the simple changes that can be made to your own outdoor spaces and practise. You will leave feeling armed and ready to support language development outdoors in the Early Years.

£10.00

English/Literacy Outdoors (Lower Primary/KS1)

Online Zoom

English/Literacy Outdoors (Lower Primary/KS1) - Online Workshop

Workshop: Explore how to take learning outdoors with a focus on literacy for lower primary/KS1 whatever your school grounds space. We'll discuss easy steps to establishing outdoor routines and straightforward changes you can make to your pedagogy to support literacy learning outdoors

£10.00

Unleashing your school grounds’ potential (Early Years)

Unleashing your school grounds’ potential (Early Years)  - Online Workshop

This session will explore how you can make the best use of your school grounds for outdoor learning and play. We'll focus on the benefits of auditing what you have, as well as involving the school community to make multi-functional improvements to your outdoor spaces.

£10.00

Mental Health and Wellbeing Outdoors (upper primary and adolescents)

Online Zoom

Mental Health and Wellbeing Outdoors with Prof Helen Dodd.

Spending time in outdoor environments has been found to help with mental health and wellbeing. Explore our latest understanding and the research on the relationship between nature and its impact on children and young people through the expert eyes of Professor Helen Dodd.

£10.00

Unleashing your school grounds’ potential (Primary/Secondary)

Unleashing your school grounds’ potential (Primary/Secondary) - Online Workshop

This session will explore how you can make the best use of your school grounds for outdoor learning and play. We'll focus on the benefits of auditing what you have, as well as involving the school community to make multifunctional improvements to your outdoor spaces.

£10.00

Maths Outdoors (Lower Primary /KS1)

Maths Outdoors (Lower Primary /KS1) - Online Workshop

Making maths real by getting outdoors and using numbers to make sense of the world. Measuring, counting, examining shapes and symmetry are all much easier for young minds to understand in the real world.

£10.00

Do you need more information or a customised course?
Then please email training@ltl.org.uk

LtL’s Summer Training: Outdoor Learning and Play

Happening initially from Tuesday 7th July – Thursday 16th July

You will be able to book each workshop/webinar here https://www.ltl.org.uk/events/ from Tuesday 16th June charged at £10 per session. Don’t miss out and sign up to our newsletter here to be the first to hear when our programme is live!

The programme comprises a series of more personalised remote interactive workshops led by our experienced trainers.  We will cover our most popular outdoor learning and play themes  from ‘Unleashing the Potential of your Grounds for Early Years’ to ‘Taking English/Literacy Outdoors for upper primary (KS2)’ to Taking Learning Outdoors for Secondary Schools. There will be something for everyone.

There will also be a headline webinar each Thursday afternoon continuing our immensely successful series featuring different guest speakers each week.

Learning to Return Outdoors *New*

Available to book now. Please contact training@ltl.org.uk for more information or to book a course for your setting(s).

This is a higher level, two-day training programme available for whole-staff teams or representatives from local authority school clusters/academy chains. The training and resources will equip a minimum of two teachers per school to overcome challenges, support, and resource colleagues, and embed a culture for sustainable usage of outdoor spaces for learning and play. With additional remote support and resources for the first term back.  We require a cohort of 25-30 teachers to run the course for you at a cost of approximately £2,900 +VAT

Existing Outdoor Learning and Play Training *Offer Still Stands*

We are now accepting bookings now for our existing popular programme of training as detailed here: Early Years, Primary & Secondary.

Full day: £580 + VAT

Half-day: £420 + VAT

Twilight: £315 + VAT

To book any course please contact training@ltl.org.uk or submit an enquiry form for the course of your choice.

Our delivery team are abreast of current government guidelines on social distancing and gathering and rest assured that we will work with you in your local authority to ensure that the training we commit to is in line with your own setting’s policies and procedures.  Half and full-day sessions will blend face to face outdoor experiential learning with a remotely presented indoor workshop with time allowed for questions and answers. Twilight courses will be outdoors only.

Advisory Visits *Offer Still Stands*

We are now accepting bookings for our school grounds advisory service to support you in unleashing the potential of your school grounds for learning and play and paying attention to organising spaces and children outdoors during covid-19 restrictions.

Full day: £580 + VAT

Half-day: £420 + VAT

Advisory Visit Report: £685 + VAT

To book or for further information contact training@ltl.org.uk or submit an enquiry form for the visit.

One of our experienced school grounds advisors will visit your grounds maintaining social distance from a school representative to audit existing spaces through photographs, observations, and consultation.  The findings will inform a range of advice offered for improving the spaces.  A report outlining stages of development and prioritising areas for progress is an exceptionally useful resource and can be prepared for an additional fee.

Online Training Modules *New*

We are excited to announce that we will have three brand new online training modules available from August.  You can expect the same impactful training content but an exciting new platform so that the training can truly fit around your busy schedules. sign up to our newsletter here to be the first to hear when our online training platform is live.

Ongoing Home Learning Support and Resources

During lock down we responded from the outset with free online support and resources for educators, teachers and parents. Whether leading home learning or back in school look here for more information – www.ltl.org.uk/news/free-online-outdoor-learning-training/

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