The Outdoor Teacher Ltd.

Course name: Outdoor Learning & Forest School
Contact: Geoff Robb | 01273 086029 |

The Outdoor Teacher’s ‘Forest School Activities Online Training’ is an Outdoor Learning training with lifetime access to over 100 videos and resources with links to the curriculum. These resources have been created by Marina Robb, who is a Forest School Association endorsed trainer and co-author of ‘Learning with Nature’ and ‘The Essential Guide to Forest School and Nature Pedagogy’.

The ‘Forest School Activities Online Training’ costs £195 for a single licence. Discounts are available for multiple licences for staff teams and schools can use their PE Premium for Outdoor Learning training. This online training is designed for teachers or teaching assistants who would like to learn a range of Forest School activities or be a valuable assistant to a Forest School leader.

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Cricket for Girls

Course name: Level 1 and Level 2

With the uncertainty of the next few months we have decided to move our Level 1 and Level 2 Teacher CPD Courses Online. This means wherever you are geographically you will be able to up skill yourself and be ready for your cricket lessons and sessions in the summer. Our courses are open to all, females and males, teachers and coaches. Each course will be delivered by Lydia Greenway and will include two parts, it is recommended that you attend both parts, however it is not essential. To book your place or to find out more information please email us.

For teachers with limited or no experience in teaching cricket, the Level 1 course will cover:

  • All basics techniques for batting, bowling and fielding
  • Fun and engaging drills and games to practice the main skills
  • Terminology used in cricket
  • The basic rules for running pairs cricket
  • Basic umpiring
  • The pathway for a female cricketer

For teachers with existing experience and understanding for delivering cricket, the Level 2 course will cover:

  • How to introduce and manage the transition to hardball cricket
  • Fielding positions and how to set a field
  • How to introduce wicket keeping
  • How to introduce and progress running between the wickets
  • Insights from England players

British Dodgeball

Course name: Various
Aden Woodall |

Introduction to Dodgeball
A basic 60 minute course aimed at young leaders and community leaders. This course covers the rules, equipment, skills used in dodgeball alongside safety considerations.

Introduction to School Dodgeball for Teachers
A 90 minute course aimed at sports coaches and teachers This course focuses on the rules, equipment and skills used in dodgeball alongside how to use dodgeball as a vehicle in PE lessons to improve physical literacy. This course is specifically aimed at those working in school environments. It gives an introduction to the correct rules, equipment and sporting code used in dodgeball. It will also help you consider how to lead safe sessions and coach the basic skills of dodgeball. Finally, this course contains school-specific pages which will help you to adapt dodgeball for PE lessons, planning and teaching effectively.

Introduction to Coaching Dodgeball
A 60 minute course aimed at players of the sport who wish to begin their coaching journey. This course focuses on coaching approaches and leadership styles.

The Learning FA

Course name: Various

Sign up for a free account and complete free courses including:

  • Level 1 in Talent Identification
  • FA Concussion Guidelines
  • FA Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Various Safeguarding courses

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England Hockey Hub

Course name: Various

Sign up for a free account and complete free courses including:

  • Rules of hockey
  • Quicksticks Core Training
  • Safeguarding in Hockey
  • Umpire Development

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World Rugby Passport

Course name: Various

Sign up for a free account and complete free courses including:

  • Laws of the Game
  • Introduction to Coaching
  • Rugby Ready
  • Conditioning for Rugby
  • Player Welfare

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English Cricket Board

ECB ACO Basics of Umpiring Resource

Designed to help you during your 10 over stint of umpiring on game day, the ‘Occasional Umpire’ resource contains the umpiring basics ranging from the key Laws to basic field craft. Use this resource as you wish, view it once or return frequently throughout the season to refresh your knowledge.

UK Coaching

Inclusive Activity Programme eLearning module

The Inclusive Activity Programme eLearning module is a unique development opportunity for sports coaches, community leaders and healthcare professionals. Participants will learn about the basic principles of inclusion and understand the benefits of delivering activities that can be enjoyed by all!

1st 4 Sport

Course name: Various

Browse the following website and consider the coaching courses you may want to attend to upskill your knowledge when courses begin to start again after lockdown. I recommend going for sports which are less common and you have less confidence in!

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Open Learn (The Open University)

Course name: Various

Sign up for a free account, where you can access hundreds of online courses, linking to several different subject areas.

  • Active, healthy lifestyles
  • Children and young people’s participation
  • Exploring health: is your lifestyle really to blame?
  • Supporting children and young people’s wellbeing
  • Working with young people in sport and exercise
  • Exploring educational leadership
  • Primary education: listening and observing.

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Swim England

Webinar: Planning for School Swimming 2021/2022

Courses and free resources

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England Handball

Courses and resources for teachers

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PE Umbrella

Podcasts and resources

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Association for Physical Education

Free webinars

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