Sunrise Bushcraft Outdoor Academy

Bushcraft Courses, National Qualifications and Accreditations 

Sunrise Bushcraft has developed the Sunrise Outdoor Academy to deliver all of our outdoor accredited programmes, and range or courses from several awarding bodies.


The Sunrise Outdoor Academy has grown from the Nature and Outdoor based learning programmes and qualifications offered by our parent company Sunrise Bushcraft Ltd.


In addition to national qualifications and accredited courses for adults we are proud to be able to offer a range of education and qualification based programmes for children and young adults from the age of 5 – 25 yrs old and beyond.


Located on the edge of the New Forest in Hampshire we have access to over 1000 acres of woodland where we are able to run our programmes from.


The Sunrise Outdoor Academy works closely with both National and Local government and charities to provide a series of programmes for a range of clients from young offenders and young people at risk through to adults with mental health problems and learning difficulties and disabled children.


Sunrise Academy also focuses on work with schools and colleges across the south east providing a wide range of courses and education programmes.



IN THIS SECTION YOU WILL FIND DETAILS ON COURSES & QUALIFICATIONS PROVIDED BY SUNRISE BUSHCRAFT FROM THE FOLLOWING BODIES:-


  • LASER Awards
  • ITC
  • BTec
  • NVQ
  • Apprenterships


LASER LEARNING AWARDS.


Sunrise Bushcraft is an Accredited Centre for LASER Learning Awards and can offer a range of high quality, flexible, credit based, ACCESS qualification products, in addition to some brand new OFQUAL approved LASER qualifications.  


LASER is accredited by the Regulatory Authorities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.   


There are currently over 100 qualifications on both the National Qualification Framework (NQF) and the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).


They are made up of more than 1,000 units from a wide range of subjects, including health and social care, crafts, creative arts and design, foundations for learning and life and preparation for work.  


We offer different types of qualifications in vocationally related subjects, skills for life and at entry level. 


LASER’s ‘Forest School’ (QCF) suite comprises a Level 1 Award, Level 2 Award and Level 3 Certificate. 


The Level 1 Award in Introduction to Forest School Principles (QCF) provides an introduction to the Forest School philosophy. 


The Level 2 Award in Forest School Programme Support (QCF) covers the skills required to support Forest School Leaders in an assistant role. 


The Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership (QCF) develops the knowledge and skills required to plan and lead groups in Forest School programmes. 


The Level 1 Award is available to learners of all ages but there are age and other entry restrictions in relation to the Level 2 Award and Level 3 Certificate. 


The recommended number of guided learning hours is between 25 and 96 hours, depending on the qualification being studied. Learners are assessed in terms of whether they have met the assessment criteria specified in the units of assessment.


Level One Forest School Award 2 Days £275

Level Two Forest School Award 5 Days £450

Level Three Forest School Instructor Award total 17 Days £950


For full details of the Award and the units for each level please click the button below.


Train the Trainer


“TRAIN THE TRAINER PROGRAMMES”

DEVELOPING A BENCHMARK OF EXCELLENCE FOR OUTDOOR EDUCATION TEACHERS AND TRAINERS


Sunrise Bushcraft has developed a bespoke two day accredited course designed for outdoor education professionals to enhance their existing skills and provide them with additional valuable experience and qualifications in bushcraft, woodland living, wilderness survival and forest skills.


Developed by our professionally qualified instructors, themselves outdoor education professionals, the course will equip you or your teaching staff with additional skills - ensuring professionalism, competency and a new depth of knowledge that you will be able to convey to your students and clients.


THE COURSE


The course runs for two days from arrival at 9.30am through to a departure at 3.00pm the following day. During this time we will look at a variety of subjects and how these can be included in your existing teaching programmes to be able to address a broad spectrum of outdoor educational needs within nature based learning.


On completion of the course attendees may choose to return to attend either the intermediate award over 10 days or our Outdoor Instructor Award over 10 months.


Ideally students will have some prior knowledge of outdoor instruction and bushcraft skills and a reasonable level of fitness. The course includes all hot and cold drinks and a group cooked food meal on the Saturday night.


Attendees will have the opportunity to camp on site in tents or hammocks, or in the natural shelters built on the course!


THE TWO DAY INTENSIVE PROGRAMME WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING:


Fire – 6 methods of making fire including fire by friction and fire lays

Natural and man-made shelters including all safety aspects

Safe use of cutting tools and current UK knife law

Useful plant and tree ID and current UK countryside law

Wild food and medicine

Water finding, filtering and purification

Lesson planning and delivery

Site specific and generic risk assessment

Natural materials and craft work such as cordage

Camp hygiene

Tracking and animal sign

Camp cooking


The cost of the two day course is £275 per person with a Laser Award accreditation.