The OASES team deliver a fantastic range of courses from the EWE Centre, Hamsterley Forest and other venues around the North East.  Gain the confidence to integrate outdoor learning and global sustainability education into your teaching practice by attending one of our many CPD opportunities.  Please be prepared for a 'hands on' learning approach and the weather!

NOCN Forest School Leader Level 3 course starting October 2017 

Become a Forest School Leader and safely lead Forest School Programmes, getting your children outdoors and active in your school grounds and local areas.

This course leads to the NOCN Forest School Leader Level 3 qualification and is appropriate for teachers, teaching assistants and EYFS practitioners interested in the Forest School learning approach. 

The next course runs October 2017 to April 2018 over 10 days at the EWE Centre and Hamsterley Forest.

To book please complete the booking form or contact OASES at [email protected]

Also available NOCN Forest School Assistant Level 2 course starting October 2017.  Please contact us for details.

Downloadable Course Information

Forest School Flyer

Forest School Dates

Forest School Information Sheet

OASES Courses for the Academic Year 2016/2017: 

OASES Active Learning - Delivering the Primary Curriculum Outdoors One Awards Level 3 accredited Course  

Engage the disengaged with our active approach to taking the curriculum outdoors! Experience for yourself the benefits of this proven pedagogy, including improved pupil achievement. Explore fun, low cost activity ideas, which are ideal to give breadth and depth to your curriculum. Come away full of inspiration and enthusiasm for taking learning outside the classroom! OASES will support you to produce a portfolio documenting your progress at your own school to gain the level 3 accreditation.

Join the outdoor learning revolution and train to take your reluctant learners outside. This proven course has seen fantastic results in engaging the disengaged! Click here for latest report.

For more information on this course please click here.


Courses through Durham County Council EDS service:

All courses take place at the EWE Centre, 9.30 am - 3.30 pm unless otherwise stated.

Applications should be made by the nominated personnel within your school using the Durham County Council ONE Training Manager (including the course codes given below).  Or follow the link below:-




Outdoor and Sustainability Education Service
The EWE Centre,
Esh Winning Primary School
The Wynds, Esh Winning,
Durham, DH7 9BE

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