LEVEL 3 Coastal School Leader

Fast track top-up course for qualified Forest School Leaders wanting to lead Coastal School - a 3-day accredited Level 3 course.

This Agored Cymru level 3 QCF top-up unit enables you to use what you already know as a Forest School Leader, develop the new skills and knowledge required and apply them to the coastal environment to plan, run and evaluate Coastal School sessions for children.

Course Content Summary:

Days 1 & 2 (indoor theory and outdoor activity)   

  • Tides; how to read them and use them in your planning along with other environmental factors   

  • Ecology; Essential plant and animal identification, native and invasive.   

  • Practical ideas for coastal activities that work, and how to lead sessions.   

  • Health & Safety on the coast; Risk assessments, current marine hazards and plastic pollution   

  • Preparing your CS Handbook - What you need to include including policies and procedures.   

  • Planning, implementing and evaluating Coastal School sessions.

Day 3 (outdoor activity)   

  • Plant and animal identification   

  • Establishing Coastal School activities suitable for your beach.   

  • Outdoor practical skills, beach fires and shelters suited to your beach.

Entry Qualifications Required:

Must be over 19

Have a minimum 2 years experience working with groups outdoors

Completed a level 3 Forest School course or equivalent outdoors in the past 5 years

Identified Coastal School location.