Name of provider

The Outdoor Place CIC

Name of course

Mentored Outdoor Learning

Site/s where available

Springfield Farm, Baldhu TRURO Cornwall TR3 6ED

Key contact for questions about course

Charlotte Mackrill

Duration of course

1 – 3 years

Age range if applicable


Key course content and outcomes
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Although the programmes are individualised, there are some general things that everyone is enabled to complete.

– maths, English at a level the student needs and is appropriate.

– IT skills will include information in staying safe in an online world

– practical outdoor skills – the base is a small working farm and woodland, where students can participate in the running of the farm based on their skills and preferences, whether this is woodland management, working with the animals, or maintenance of the land.

– adventure days – where we walk around the local area, providing opportunities for students to develop personal and social skills as we visit shops and cafes, or venture further afield on buses or trains

– a placement will be found that best utilises the student’s interests and capabilities of the individual.

– volunteering locally – this may be with Truro Parks Department or in the Outdoor Place’s market stand for example

– the opportunity for overnight stays, camping, and expeditions

– Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Entry requirements

An adventurous outdoor enthusiasm and willingness to learn outdoors (whatever the weather!).

Available qualifications

Level 1 / level 2 bespoke qualifications

Likely progression

Volunteering project / employment / level 2 or level 3 course

Aspects of provision funded from E1 and E2

Minimal course attendance and requirements

Aspects of provision funded from E3

1:1 mentored support throughout course.

Supported work experience / volunteering programme within the community.

Extra needs as required by the individual

Additional charges for families
e.g. swimming, pocket money for shopping

Pocket money required for trips and visits – if the students wish to purchase extra snacks / drinks.

Optional expenses for families
e.g. non-essential trips

None, all expenses included within the bespoke course and costs

Timing across the week

Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday – course 10 – 5

1 other day TBC – work experience 1:1

Minimum number of learners to run course


Maximum number of places

15 (3 separate cohorts)

Other Information

This is a bespoke course that focuses on the needs and requirements of the young adults. Very small group sizes (max 5) and mainly based outdoors.

The students work together on projects and collaborative working is encouraged as students learn to work and socialise with others. However, the outcomes for all are determined individually as students find their place within a team. Placements are considered on an individual basis.

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