Accredited Outdoor Learning Courses

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The following Agored Cymru qualifications make up a suite of learning units that gives the learner the opportunity to complete accredited training from the age of 14 years old.

Agored Cymru is an Awarding Body regulated against the Standard Conditions of Recognition by Qualifications Wales, the regulator of qualifications in Wales under the Qualifications Wales Act 2015 and as applied by the Qualifications Wales Act 2015 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional Provisions) Order 2015.

Agored Cymru is committed to developing learner talent in Wales, for Wales. We work with over 250 centres across Wales to develop qualifications and award credit to learners. We have over 30 years of unparalleled experience. Our qualifications are widely recognised, valued and respected. Our success as one of the leading Welsh Awarding Bodies is underpinned by anticipating and responding to the employment needs of Wales, national agendas and Welsh Government education priorities.

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Each Award or Certificate is made up of between 2 and 6 individual learning units, and range from a total of 5 credits at Level 1, to 17 credits at Level 3.

These credits are included in the Qualifications Credit Framework (QCF) and therefore can count towards entry into higher education, and provide evidence of learning in a vocational career pathway.

Level 1 
Award in Outdoor Learning

Level 2 
Award in Outdoor Learning Practice
Award in Outdoor Play Practice
Award in Assisting Forest School
Award in Assisting Coastal School

Level 3
Certificate in Leading Forest School
Certificate in Leading Coastal School
Award in Co-ordinating an Outdoor Curriculum
Certificate in Leading Forest and Coastal School

If you are interested in any of these courses go to the Network Training Providers section or contact 


For more guidance on Forest School in Wales please click here