Nature-based Practice –
Your questions answered
If you’re thinking about taking groups of people, young and old, outdoors in 2022, then the Certificate in Nature-Based Practice is the best place to start your training.
It’s a big decision to invest in an online training course. You want to be sure it is worth your time.
So today, I’m going to answer some of your questions:
Do I need experience of working with people outdoors?
Is this a recognised qualification?
Is there coursework? How long will this take and how long do we have to complete it?
What makes this course different to other courses?
First, you’ll get the opportunity to sit down with leading outdoor practitioners in England and get answers to all your pressing questions.
Then you’ll get to experience what it’s like taking part in the various activities and experience the nuances and dynamics of working in groups outdoors.
After that, you’ll experience first-hand what it’s like to run sessions. Plus, you’ll get helpful feedback.
Better still, you’ll get the opportunity to meet and make connections with other people like you who want to incorporate nature-based initiatives into the way they work.
How do we organise our 3 sessions, do you help with this?
Running your sessions is a core element of the training. We spend significant time individually and as a group looking and different session models and developing your own practice. We are available to support you to find an appropriate group and place for your sessions.
What if I work in an urban environment?
How will this benefit myself, my practice, and my clients?
Working in natural spaces significantly boost health and wellbeing (White et al 2019). Spending quality time in nature will bring you a renewed sense of aliveness.
This training will be practice-based and give opportunity to directly experience a range of nature-based skills and meet our multisensory therapeutic needs. By the end of the training you will be able to take your practice safely outdoors.
What does the course include?
- Four days direct training: (2 parts: 3 days; 1 day (post-delivery)
- Plan and deliver three sessions in a green space
- Comprehensive nature-based practitioner manual
- 6 webinars
- Access to an online portal for additional resources
- Group supervision for delivery of sessions and your specific field of practice
- Reflective diary: showing evidence of reflections during the course and home-based study
The course also covers all the practicalities of taking sessions outside from risk assessments, boundary setting through to clothing and setting expectations and more!
Join the Certificate in Nature-based Practice and you will also gain free access to The Outdoor Teacher’s Forest School Activities Online Training Course taught by Circle of Life Rediscovery founder, author, and trainer Marina Robb. This includes over 100 videos and resources with step by step instructions.