Online Woodland Activity Leader Training


In light of Covid-19 restriction, which have limited our ability to run in-person training, Wild Things is excited to pilot the remote delivery of our most popular training course for the first time.


Whilst we will do our best to replicate all the fun and excitement of our in-person training, naturally, digital delivery has its limitations. For this reason, it is important to note that, to obtain your full qualification, you will still need to attend a shorter, 3 day practical component at our base in Findhorn which will be from the 4th to the 6th of June 2021.


As our first ever digital delivery of our WALT training, we intend to provide the best learning experience we possibly can, however, we will still be learning as we go and would be especially interested in any and all feedback that might help us improve this service for future students.


What to Expect


  1. You will be expected to attend a minimum of 4 online, evening sessions starting on Tuesday 20th April 2021 at 7pm. These will cover the vast majority of the theoretical modules including:
  • Methodologies, benefits, statutory context, legal roles, funding
  • Conservation, access, invasive species
  • Planning a session
  • Leading a session


  1. As many as 8 sessions might be needed to fully discuss and absorb the material. Whilst will do our best to cover the material and believe this should take 4-6 sessions, this is our first delivery online and it is possible that this will take longer than expected. We will gain clarity on this after the first few sessions.


  1. Evening sessions are likely to last between 2-3 hours each and will take place on a set day each week for the duration of the online component.


  1. You will be given ‘homework’ in between sessions which will require you to undertake your own research as well as complete the written assessments required by the course.


  1. In-person Practical – Due to the inherent health and safety risks entailed in learning skills utilising sharp tools and fire, we are unable to deliver this aspect of our training digitally. Upon completion of the online course, we will run a condensed in-person practical lasting 2-3 days and this will take place at our stunning base in Findhorn. The practical components of the course will include:
  • Fires and Foraging
  • Tools and knots
  • Botany Field test
  • The development and delivery of your own outdoor session


Read more about our Woodland Activity Leader Training course.


If you have any specific questions you would like answered, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the team and we very much hope to see you both online and in-person soon!

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