Wild Beach Leader Training Level 3 IOW

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Wild Beach Leader Training Level 3 IOW

Location: Nodes Point, St Helens, Nodes Point, St Helens, Isle of Wight, St Helens, Isle of Wight
The Wild Beach Leader training course will enable you to deliver a Wild Beach Programme for any age group.

Event details

Meeting point

Nodes Point, Isle of Wight


9:30am - 4:30pm
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About the event

Four days of experiential learning in the marine environment including taking the Forest School ethos to the beach, risk benefit analysis, marine wildlife identification, understanding tides, shelter, games and activities.

This Wild Beach Leaders training course is 6 credits at Level 3, awarded by LASER, developed by Sussex Wildlife Trust with OCN West Midlands.

There are 4 mandatory Training Days (9.30 to 4.30pm):

Wed 22nd & Wed 29th June 2022 at Nodes Point, St Helens Wed 6th & 13th July 2022 at Ryde Beach

There will be a short portfolio of coursework to be completed within 6 months of the start of the course. All resources shared during the training days and additional online resources and videos will be provided through our online learning platform Moodle after the training days to support the independent portfolio work.

Wild Beach is an inspirational process that offers children, young people and adults of all abilities regular opportunities to gain confidence and raise self-worth through a series of hands-on learning experiences in the marine environment.

Comprising an exciting combination of practical outdoor skills, play and curriculum linked activities, our Wild Beach Level 3 training is taught with the ethos behind the Forest School approach to child led learning.

The Wild Beach Level 3 course is run on Forest School principles and will prepare you to become a Wild Beach Leader. The Level 3 course will enable you to confidently deliver, plan and monitor all aspects of a Wild Beach programme. All our Wild Beach courses are delivered on our beautiful coasts in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight by our qualified, professional staff.

For initial queries on Wild Beach training, please read email ForestSchool@hiwwt.org.uk

Should current Governmental Advice regarding the Covid-19 pandemic require that the course be cancelled or rescheduled, participants will receive a full refund.

If you cancel at any time in the 8 weeks before the course start you will risk losing the full payment for the course. If we are able to fill the space we may be able to offer a partial refund of your payment minus 20% administration fee. If you cancel during the course we are unable to offer any refund.




Additional booking information

Entry Criteria

Participants should be over 21 and hold a qualification at Level 2 or above in teaching, pre-school education, youth work, or as a countryside ranger, and have significant experience of working with young people.

We recommend participants hold a First Aid certificate when taking groups of children to the coast. This can be the 16-hour Outdoor First Aid certificate. N.B. If you work with under 5’s, the EYFS guidelines require you to also hold a Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

You will be contacted by one of the Course Tutors and your course fee will be fully refunded should you not meet the course entry criteria.

Covid Secure Mission Statement for groups

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust continues to take steps to help limit the spread of Covid-19. We are keeping the situation under review, and so there may be the need to change your booking at short notice. The below statement outlines what to expect from us, and what we expect from you. If you do not adhere to the guidelines outlined below, we reserve the right to stop your visit.

What to expect from us: 

We will follow the latest government guidelines- your visit could be cancelled or postponed at short notice if guidance changes 

We will always remain 2 metres apart from you

We will provide you with access to hand washing facilities whilst on site

There will be enough equipment for your group to maintain social distancing (the Trust is practicing 2 metres, not 1 metre plus). We will clean all equipment before and after your visit 

The activities within your session may be adapted to minimise equipment, this will be discussed at an online briefing before the course start date.

We will continue to provide first aid and emergency care for you. In an emergency we may not be able to maintain social distancing, staff providing the first aid will wear appropriate PPE

We will not be providing snacks or drinks. Participants will need to bring their own.

If one of our staff delivering on your visit becomes unwell within 2 weeks we will inform you 

What we expect from you: 

You will follow the latest government guidelines 

You will remain 2 metres apart from our staff and group participants

You and your group will practice frequent hand washing 

You remain responsible for arranging your own travel

If you become unwell within 2 weeks you will inform us by contacting the member of staff who booked your session.


All equipment used for the sessions will be cleaned before and after use. Each individual or bubble will have their own set of equipment which will not be used again until it has been washed and dried.

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