Coastal Activity Leader Training

Wild things! is now delivering the UK’s first accredited Coastal Activity Leader Training course. Accredited as an NCFE Level 2 Award, the course is designed to inspire students to take children, young people and adults into the coastal environment and feel confident in the exploration, discovery and conservation of these wild and natural landscapes.

During the course students will gain coast based bushcraft skills, increase their coastal naturalist knowledge, discover new seashore activities and learn the basic health and safety requirements required to lead groups in this unique and dynamic environment.

2016 Dates





Complete Course 3rd – 9th July Findhorn £450
Complete Course 24th – 31st July Kinghorn £450


The course fee includes tuition, assessment, registration fees, and all necessary materials. The fee does not include accommodation or any meals. We can supply a list of nearby accommodation if required.

Course Cost: £450

What will you learn?

Our Coastal Activity Leader students will learn the legal roles and requirements of safely leading groups of both adults and children in a coastal environment, in addition to:

Wild Things Outdoor Leader Coast Sea Habitat

  • Confidence in leading children, young people and adults in coastal environments
  • Be able to inspire children, young people and adults with coastal education games
  • Learning how to write inspiring session plans that are appropriate for the season, tide, group and weather
  • Conservation activities and the leave no trace philosophy
  • Discovering new activities and games to create inspiring, engaging sessions
  • The tools required to manage the dynamics of outdoor education in an ever changing environment
  • How to link activities to the outcomes of the Curriculum for Excellence

Wild things! will also provide guidance for our future coastal activity leaders on a variety of different resources and methodologies for creating and delivering the best possible outdoor learning sessions.

“This may well be one of the most inspiring courses I have ever done. I can’t wait to get out and use this.”

Leader Training Graduate

“Wild things! does for environmental education what Ray Mears has done for bush craft, and Bear Grylls has done for survival training. The bonus is that you will not only learn new skills for yourself, you will also learn how to pass them on and in a way that sustains and encourages others to enjoy and sustain our natural environment.”

CALT Graduate, 2014

Who Is the Course For?

Anyone who wants to lead environmental education sessions or facilitate positive nature experiences for children, young people or adults.

  • On The Beach Training Learning Coastal ClassroomTeachers
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Social Workers
  • Rangers
  • Parents
  • Wildlife Guides
  • Adventure Activity Instructors
  • Outdoor Instructors

Course Structure

This course is structured over  36 guided learning hours, including assessments, plus 6 hours of home study time. The course is designed to incorporate practical outdoor activity sessions and indoor classroom learning.

Assessments are a combination of practical and written tasks. If you have any additional requirements to fulfil either of these please contact us to discuss how we can best support you.

Funder Supporter Esme Fairburn Funder Supporter Robertson Trust