ITC Level 3 Award in Learning Beyond the Classroom
Are you looking to work with young people and children outside of the classroom? Perhaps you have looking to learn more about how to approach Outdoor Learning? Or maybe you are already learning outdoors and would like to gain an accredited qualification? Then our ITC Learning Beyond the Classroom qualification is perfect for you!
The ITC Learning Beyond the Classroom is ideal if you want an understanding of the benefits of learning beyond the classroom. In addition, how to manage a group and facilitate their learning. And finally, guidance on how to practically deliver activity beyond the classroom environment.
The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) and the Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) have supported developing this qualification. This qualification is aimed at learners who are employed, volunteering or engage with Primary and Secondary Schools. Similarly, it’s an ideal qualification for teachers, child development workers, youth workers, pupil support assistants and outdoor instructors.
What will I learn?
During this qualification, you will gain an understanding of the benefits of learning beyond the classroom. Secondly, you’ll learn how to manage groups and facilitate their learning. As well as how to practically run sessions. Moreover, you will learn what a risk-benefit analysis is and how to conduct one. Importantly, allowing you to break down barriers to learning beyond the classroom.
The Learning Beyond the Classroom course comprises of 10 tutor contact hours, we have split this over two days. Attendance on both days is mandatory. You will then complete a portfolio of work during which you will receive support from your tutor via email, zoom meetings and telephone. You would expect to submit your portfolio within six to nine months of completing the final face to face teaching day.
Is the Learning Beyond the Classroom course accredited?
Indeed it is. The qualification is accredited and appears on the regulated qualification framework at Level 3. In addition, it is worth five credits. For example, you can see how the qualification level maps with other qualifications here.
In addition, the Institute for Outdoor Learning also accredits the qualification. That is to say, that the qualification fits with the Institute’s ethos and values surround Outdoor Learning. Also, it supports and influences practitioners and educations, taking a step outside their normal classroom learning.
On your Learning Beyond the Classroom course, you will undergo several formative assessment tasks. These will be supported by your tutor and will provide a stimulus and content for your portfolio of work.
During the course, your tutor will work with you to identify how to build your assessment portfolio and record the information. This portfolio will provide evidence of your learning and can take a variety of forms including witness testimony, written statements or assignments, interviews, observations, video documentations or reflective logs. Your tutor will have a template portfolio that you can access.
Who will my tutor be?
We pride ourselves on our staff team, ensuring that we have the best people delivering each course. Most importantly, your tutor will be an outdoor practitioner with significant experience in the outdoor education sector.
Is the course right for me?
The Learning Beyond the Classroom qualification is suitable for those employed, volunteering or otherwise involved in Primary schools, Secondary schools, College, Universities, Outdoor Education Centres, Guiding, Scouting, Conservation Education, NGO’s, Education Charities, Field Studies.
Your learning journey doesn’t just stop with this course. It’s advisable when working with groups in an outdoor environment to have a first aid qualification. We deliver a variety of first aid courses to suit your needs.
- Outdoor First Aid Course: if you are working with groups, more than 30 minutes away from help, then this course is perfect for you. It primarily deals with remote environments and injuries. It also meets the requirements of national governing body awards for outdoor sports and activities.
- Forest School First Aid Course: This has similar content to the outdoor first aid course, but you will also cover elements of the paediatric first aid course. Meaning this is ideal for primary or nursery practitioners and teacher.
You may also require a child protection course. This is covered on our QNUK Level 3 Award in Safeguarding Children and Young People (RQF). Which is delivered face to face and also virtually through zoom. Meaning that you can access the course at a time that suits you.
Learning Beyond the Classroom Course contents
- Benefits from taking learning beyond the classroom
- Managing groups and facilitating learning beyond the classroom
- Understanding risk-benefit analysis
- Planning activities
- Delivering activities
Upcoming Learning Beyond the Classroom Course
We are looking to launch our ITC Learning Beyond the Classroom qualification in early 2021. Currently, we are busy developing resources and a delivery programme. We envisage the approximate cost for this qualification to be £250.
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