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If you go down in the woods today…

Published 31 January
Childcare courses,
Countryside & Agriculture courses

Craven College Degree students took the classroom out into the woods last week, enjoying a fantastic day participating in Forest School activities. 

Degree students from the Wildlife and Conservation Management and Young Children’s Learning and Development degrees got hands-on, learning skills in den and fire building, as well as outdoor crafts.

This engaging session gave the degree students a real insight into the organisation required to run outdoor activities for children, and to take away that knowledge into their future careers in education or the outdoors. 

Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process that supports play and exploration and develops confidence and self-esteem through learner-inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.

One student on the Young Children’s Learning and Development degree commented, “I really enjoyed the day. The two guides were amazing fun and the day was full of lots of enjoyable activities” 

A big thank you to Rosie and the Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust for organising this session.

If you are considering studying a degree in Wildlife and Conservation Management or Young Children’s Learning and Development at Craven College, then find out more here:

Childcare (Early Years Educator)Level 1, Level 2
Countryside & Land ManagementLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
HorticultureLevel 1, Level 2, Level 3
Countryside Worker ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Early Years Educator ApprenticeshipLevel 3
Early Years Practitioner ApprenticeshipLevel 2
General Farm Worker ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Horticulture & Landscape Operative ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Livestock Unit Technician ApprenticeshipLevel 3
Underkeeper ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Degrees & Higher Levels
Conservation Management BSc (Hons) (Top up)Level 6
Wildlife & Conservation Management FdScLevel 5
Young Children’s Learning & Development BA (Hons) (Top-up)Level 6
Young Children’s Learning & Development FdALevel 5
Dry Stone Walling - IntroductionSat 16 March 2024
Wildlife Identification - IntroductionThu 2 May 2024
Education & Childcare - Early Years Educator T Level New CourseLevel 3
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