Course: Level 3 Wild Beach Leader (AIM Accredited) (July)

Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Sizewell Beach, Suffolk
16 July - 18 July 2024

Cost: £400

Sectors: environmental education, marine conservation

Wild Beach has been developed nationally by the The Wildlife Trusts as a progression and transfer of Forest School to the coastal environment. This 3 day Level 3 course, accredited by AIM qualifications, has been designed by experts working in Forest School and on the coast for many years. 

Led by experienced Wild Beach and Forest School Leaders, this course is suitable for practitioners wishing to use the beach as a learning environment. Suffolk's 50 mile stretch of heritage coastline is a natural resource on our doorstep. This course will provide teachers, support staff, outdoor educators and youth group leaders with the skills and confidence to make the most out of our beaches. 

Course consists of 4 units:

  • Keeping safe on the beach
  • Practical skills on the beach
  • Understanding the beach environment
  • Ocean connection

Areas of learning include:

  • Risk benefit analysis
  • Understanding tides
  • Shelter, games and activities
  • Marine wildlife identification
  • Cooking outdoors
  • Sustainability and marine conservation zones 

Practical skills will be assessed on the course and course work will need to be submitted in the following 6 months. The qualification is 5 credits.

What will I need for the course?

  • Packed lunch, cup and snacks.
  • Suitable outdoor clothing for the weather conditions.
  • A camera can be useful for recording some of the activities.

We will provide:

  • Hot drinks
  • All required paperwork
  • All tools and equipment for the outdoor tasks

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