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WILDWOOD TRAINING - IOL Woodland Skills Leader Certification Course 18th to...

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Forest Camp Scout Camp

Overdale Lane

Northwich

CW8 2EW

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Learn to be a leader of Woodland, Bushcraft & Survival-Skills activities with WILDWOOD TRAINING!

With a growing interest in the areas of; Bushcraft, Survival-training, Forest School, Scouting and camping, a clear need was identified for; schools, scout groups, youth groups and outdoor centres to access high quality training for their staff, which not only develops competence but which also ensures the safe and effective leadership of such activities.

The IOL (Institute of Outdoor Learning) Woodland Skills Leaders course (WSL) has been created to address the need to provide accessible training, which gives a basic level of certification, in the area of woodland skills. This has been developed to ensure the safety of participants, and to protect the fragile environments in which these activities take place. Furthermore, the WSL course provides a foundation for the effective delivery (teaching and learning) of such activities to an unskilled client group.

This is an ideal follow-up training course for individuals who have passed the IOL Bushcraft Competency Certificate (BCC) assessment.

The WSL will cover a range of activities including:

  • The safe and effective use of sharp tools in the woodland environment, with emphasis upon instruction & group management.
  • Group management strategies for fire lighting, and managing fires in a woodland space, and it’s use to complete basic tasks; boiling water and cooking basic foods.
  • Building shelters from natural materials and using man made resources, such as tarps, including the ability to effectively use and teach the use of cordage/knots/lashings etc.

Learners, or potential future leaders, are expected to achieve the following learning outcomes during the WSL training course:

  • To demonstrate both personal competence, and safe and effective leadership in the woodland skills of; tool use, fire lighting, & shelter building.
  • To develop the ability to create appropriate; lesson plans, risk assessments and operational policies necessary to lead woodland skills sessions.
  • Develop knowledge and ability of; instruction & group management strategies related to woodland skills, environmental considerations of woodland skills training and the leave-no-trace ethos, appropriate models of teaching & learning and integrating woodland skills into wider outdoor learning practices.

The WSL opens opportunities of further study within the field of outdoor education, for both leaders and their client groups. It promotes safe and responsible use of our natural environments and will help to raise the profile of outdoor learning.

This event is for adults, over the age of 18, with previous leading/instructional or teaching experience. Previous experience in the outdoor activities outlined above is desirable (it is highly recommended that you complete the 3-day IOL Bushcraft Competency Certificate training course prior to attending the WSL.

This course is for those who wish to develop and improve their Bushcraft, Survival & Forest School activities skills (both personal competence and leadership/delivery) and candidates are assessed on day 4 of the course.

This course, held over four days, is non-residential and runs from 9am until 4-5pm each day. The four days will each focus upon a separate skill set:

Day 1 - Tools and craft skills; storage, maintenance, handling, group management during tool use, craft skills and multiple craft projects will be attempted using natural materials from the woodland.

Day 2 - Fire skills and group management; fire site selection, group management and risk management, primitive and modern ignition methods, natural and man made tinders, fire lays and managing fires, basic camp cooking including cooking with and without pots/pans/utensils, fire extinguishing and clearing a fire site.

Day 3 - Cordage, knots and shelters; shelter building using man made and natural materials, tarp setups, knots/hitches/lashings, utilising natural materials as cordage (withies and roots) and creating cordage from natural materials.

Day 4 - Summary of activities and candidate assessments through; applied practical tasks, teach-backs, Q&A and peer assessment/review.

The underpinning intention behind all aspects of this course is acquiring and developing the ability to lead/deliver the above activities to others. This will be the focus of this course, not just the development of personal competence (although this is obviously an essential requirement).

During this course many other learning points may be covered, though not necessarily specified above, due to the nature of the activities. These will most likely include; plant and tree recognition, suitable kit choices for activity leaders, using these skills within your settings, how to integrate these skills into your current practice, etc.

Should you choose to attend, we know you will reap huge benefits from joining us out in the woods for what is set to be an outstanding and enjoyable event!

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