OutLET: Play Resource provides a wide range of training programmes to support the development of Outdoor Learning and play within communities.

Forest School Leader Training.

Forest School is an internationally recognised form of outdoor learning. It is a empowering and creative person-centred approach to supporting the learning and development of children, young people and adults.

The Forest and Outdoor Learning Award is a course that excites and inspires participants, whilst providing all the theory, skills and knowledge necessary to set up and lead a Forest School programme.

During the training we will guide you through an enjoyable, supportive learning process with clear, easy to understand teaching materials.

The majority of the course is taught outside, through a mixture of games, practical activities, reflection and skill shares, This is enhanced with an element of online learning.

You will be assessed in their learning through the submission of 16 assessment tasks, completed throughout the course which will be completed between the taught sessions. As part of the course you will need to plan and deliver an 8 week ‘Introduction to Forest School programme’ with a group of your chosing.


Forest and Outdoor Learning Award is on the SCQF Framework and is delivered in partnership with Newbattle Abbey College.
The Forest School Leader Course is delivered at SCQF Level 8 and takes approx 180 notional hours.

Next Training Course Starts in March 2022


FOLA training
FOLA training

Fire and Tools Training


Would you like to enhance your outdoor play provision by introducing an element of risk but you’re not sure how or if you could even be insured to do so?

This 16 hour practical course covers everything you need to know to deliver outdoor play sessions.

Delivered over 2 days we cover risk assessments, safety, fire lighting and tool use. As a group we do practical basic green woodwork so that you finish the course feeling confident and ready to use your new skills.

And the best bit –  not only is this CPD but you will be able to gain insurance via the UK’s leading Outdoor Play / Forest School Insurance Brokers!



“Had a fantastic weekend doing fire and tools training with Susan. Course was very informative, down to earth and a lot of fun. Learned so much, had plenty of practice with tools and fire and even picked up some practical tips to help our daily practice. I cant wait to share my new skills with our little people.”

Sarah Glover,  Sept 2019

“I have just completed the 2day training course and couldn’t recommend it any more!
I had such an amazing time and learnt so much and cant wait to use all I learnt in my setting with the children.
Susan was amazing and made me feel at ease through everything!
I cannot thank you enough for teach me so much “


Michelle Elkind, Nov 2019

Loose Parts Play Training

Loose parts are about real world learning for all children and young people. The process both of introducing them and of playing with them involves collaboration, sharing thinking, problem-solving and decision-making where the outcome is evident – better play experiences. The impact of facilitating quality loose parts play is improved health and well-being and so a positive cycle is put in place.~ Our experienced staff can come to your establishment with our Loose Parts kit and train staff in action – helping them link all the play that’s happening to the CfE

FUNdamental Play Training

From Play Theory to practical skills when delivering outdoor play.

Our FUNdamental courses are perfect for early years or school staff as well as community groups who are just starting out on their journeys.

These courses are mostly delivered outdoors over half or full days.

CPD Sessions

Coming Soon

  • Sensory Processing and Forest School

  • How to make your helpers helpful

  • Skillshares

Looking for something specific?

We can develop training specifically for you.

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