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Useful links from past issues of Experiential-CPD
are saved in the archived section below.
Some of these sites maintain their own calendar of events.

  • UK SITES of interest to outdoor educators and experiential trainers
  • OTHER SITES of interest to outdoor educators and experiential trainers
  • EVENT FINDER for UK and international conference calendars


of interest to outdoor educators and experiential trainers

A~Z listing of UK sites

Train the Trainer, Facilitation Techniques, Team Building and Development Techniques

Bishops Wood Centre
programme of short courses for educators and environmental professionals involved in education.

Links, News and Information about the Outdoors

British Association of Nature Conservationists (BANC)
workshops, conferences, ECOS journal and other publications.

BMC: British Mountaineering Council
CPD events with a mountain flavour

Conservation Volunteers
TCV runs a wide range of short courses every year, many offering qualifications.

Careers and Qualifications in Outdoor Learning in the UK
A list of courses provided by colleges, universities, outdoor sports governing bodies and outdoor jobs websites.

Council for Learning Outside the Classroom
The CLOtC site is designed to support anyone working with young people aged 0–19 provide high-quality educational experiences.

Creative Star Learning
Juliet Robertson offers CPD in an Outdoor Curriculum for Excellence, Literacy, Maths, Science and  Problem Solving Outdoors.

ecoSelf project
David Key offers courses, mentoring, research grounded in ecopsychology, deep ecology and working therapeutically in wild places.

Fundamental and advanced facilitation training courses

Forest Education Initiative
Learning Resources

Forest Schools Training

ITOL Professional Development
Continuing Professional Development and qualification with The Institute of Training and Occupational Learning

IOL: Institute for Outdoor Learning
Training Courses, Conferences, Events, Qualifications (APIOL, RPIOL)

IOL Professional Development Training

JAEOL: The Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning
View current issue and archives.

John Muir Award Leader Training
at locations in England and Scotland

Learning Outside the Classroom

Metalog® Training Tools Workshops
Facilitation workshops about how to use these activities and learning projects indoors or outdoors.

Mountain Training Association course calendar (including free events)

MTa Learning Workshops
Facilitation workshops about how to maximise the potential of MTa materials.

National Governing Body (NGB) courses directory

Nature's Work
Jim Langley promotes environmental awareness and understanding through training courses.

Outdoor Education Advisers Panel
OEAP offers training courses for visit leaders, visit coordinators and for using Outdoor Learning Cards

Outdoor Education Jobs and Careers

Outdoor Education Research A~Z

Outdoor First Aid in Scotland with MWS 

Jobs and events

Reviewing Skills Training
Roger Greenaway offers workshops in facilitation and reviewing for outdoor educators and trainers.

RSVP Trainer Training
Training in designing and facilitating active and experiential learning.

SkillsActive - Outdoors
Key areas of qualifications for the outdoors sector

Sustainable Development Commission

University of the First Age (UFA)
The UFA helps those working in education to develop practice by enriching your understanding of learning, creativity and innovation.


of interest to outdoor educators and experiential trainers

A~Z LISTING of international sites

A-Z Guide to Outdoor Learning Research
Articles, journals, people, advice and discussion

Adventure Activities A-Z
News, gear, chat, safety, weather, qualifications etc

Children & Nature Network
Network started by Richard Louv, author of "Last Child in the Woods".

Environmental Art
A nonprofit, online museum of environmental art, advances creative efforts to improve our relationship with the natural world.

Environmental Education Research
Blog, Twitter and Facebook sites, that summarize research studies
Short, easily digestible, reviews of recent research.

EOE Network
European Institute for Outdoor Adventure Education and Experiential Learning

EEE: Experiential Educators in Europe
Annual gathering of experiential educators and trainers

Outdoor Learning Research A-Z
Articles, journals, people, advice and discussion

Reviewing Skills Training
Open workshops and customised training in reviewing/debriefing skills offered worldwide.

Transcultural European Outdoor Studies
2 year full time MA with semesters in England, Germany and
Norway. Bursaries available.
Outdoor and
Experiential Learning

Event listing sites that are no longer maintained have been dropped from this index. If you can recommend any regularly updated calendars of interest to facilitators of experiential learning (other than this one!) please write to:






Free downloads
and online articles

for outdoor educators and experiential trainers

This Is What Adventure Looks Like
Thanks to a bold movement led by activists and athletes, the outdoors at last is on its way to becoming a more inclusive playground.

Space to thrive – highlights benefits of parks and greenspaces

Outdoor learning 'makes lessons more memorable'
Fairfield Primary in Cumbria, the Tes Healthy School of the Year, is trying to 'break away from the classic classroom'
By Catherine Lough

Transforming Outdoor Learning in Schools - Lessons from the Natural Connections Project: an introduction to the value and impact of well-planned regular outdoor learning.

Affordability - ideas about how residential programmes can be funded and what some schools are doing to make them less expensive.

Funding residentials – strategies for ensuring programmes are affordable and sustainable

Are we at the turning point for outdoor learning?
Natural England blog post from Jim Burt, including some great links.

Using collaborative residential programmes to develop teachers’ practice

The impact of Learning Away on a SEN School

Busting the myths on outdoor learning in schools
Jim Burt, July 2016, Natural England Blog

A Dose of Vitamin N
N=Nature (2015)
A 2 page article in You Mag

The Existing Evidence-Base about the Effectiveness of Outdoor Learning
(October 2015)
A report from Giving Evidence who campaign to improve the amount of evidence about charities’ effectiveness which is published, robust, findable, and clear.

The Environmental Curriculum: Opportunities for Environmental Education across the National Curriculum for England. (NAEE, 2015)

Learning Away - Curriculum Integration
This suite of resources provides insight into how Learning Away partnership schools plan curriculum focused residential experiences from KS1 to GCSE.
Learning Away Final Independent Evaluation

John Muir, Earth - Planet, Universe
Written by Julia Batagna, Illustrated by William Goldsmith
Free graphic novel - teacher's notes also available.

Optimism, Pessimism and Hope: Personal responses to the professional challenges of sustainability by Margaret Kerr, Osbert Lancaster & David Key

Learning Through Outdoor Experience: a guide for schools and youth groups by Alan Rogers and Mark K. Smith (editors). Free download.

Inclusion, Wild Places and the John Muir Award
A free booklet showing how the John Muir Award engages with people from a range of challenging backgrounds.

Global Report on Adventure Tourism
Explores the proper management of adventure travel for a sustainable, ethical tourism.

High Quality Outdoor Learning
The English Outdoor Council has re-written the previous guide 'High Quality Outdoor Education' to reflect changes since 2005. Published June 2015.

Horizons Archive Search
A free service for all visitors to the IOL website: instant access to outdoor learning articles over recent years.

If you have or know of other free quality resources of interest to facilitators of outdoor and experiential Learning, please write to

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