Facilitating Experiential Learning in the Outdoors

A chance to try out new ideas and test the theory

Designed by the Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL), this two day course provides an opportunity for participants to experiment with a wide range of facilitation techniques and explore the theory behind them.  It is suitable for providers of all types of outdoor learning including fieldwork teachers, Duke of Edinburgh Award leaders, overseas expedition leaders, Scout and Guide leaders, providers of technical outdoor courses, management training consultants, and those involved in personal and social development work.  The price includes a manual designed by IOL.  ER Outdoors has been accredited by IOL to deliver this course.  The course is accepted as CPD for members of the Mountain Training Association.

Places are limited to 10 participants per course.

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Topics covered

    • Different approaches to teaching and learning
    • Facilitation as a skill set and as a mind set
    • Needs analysis and goal setting
    • Creating a safe learning environment
    • Framing and frontloading
    • Briefings
    • Behaviour management
    • Using mood shifters
    • Reviewing
    • Transfer of learning
    • Reflection and feedback
    • Reconvening exercises and closing rituals

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Course Dates


16th November.  Design and Advanced Facilitation of Experiential Education in the Outdoors.  Plas Pencelli, Brecon LD3 7LX
17th and 18th November.  Facilitating Experiential Learning in the Outdoors.  Venue tba Mid-Wales

January 19th and 20th.  Bryn-Y-Moel Centre,  nr. Pensarn Harbour, Llanbedr, LL45 2HP (Trainee/RP level)
March 9th and 10th. Thames Young Mariners Centre, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7RX 

Course Cost

£120 per person

Course Duration

 The courses run from 9 to 5 each day. They are non-residential.

Private Courses

Courses can be run privately if required for a minimum of six and a maximum of ten. Price on application.

Contact us to book

'The Facilitation Skills course was of great benefit to me at the time and continues to assist me in my delivery.' Paul, Centre Director and Expedition Leader
This course is just as important as the Mountain Leader Award - in fact more so' Ebbi, Instructor