First Aid for Mental Health Distance Learning Courses

We are pleased to announce that while our face to face courses are currently postponed, we are now in a position to offer our First Aid for Mental Health Training via distanced learning.  This is a great opportunity to add to your CLPL portfolio.

The 2 day, Level 6 course takes approximately 14 hours in total, made up of a combination of self-directed tasks and guided learning through group video conference.  Assessment for the course is via one-to-one professional discussion with the course assessor, again via video conference.  Final assessments will be recorded and submitted to the Awarding Body for quality assurance purposes.

Click here for more information about this course

Dates and times are still to be decided but you can email to register your interest and we will be in touch to confirm details.

When face to face training is back up and running, we will also be able to offer Learners in possession of the 1 day, Level 5 course the opportunity to upgrade their qualification to Level 6.  Details of this conversion course to follow.

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Our primary channel will be Twitter @eloutdoored

We are also on Instagram @eloutdoored and Facebook @elcoutdoorlearning


The ELC OLS team have come together (virtually) to produce a video promoting staying at home and staying safe to help protect the NHS and other front-line workers and to save lives.

Hopefully you will agree its well worth a couple of minutes out of your day to watch and think about the message…

2017/18 School Orienteering Underway

Yesterday saw the start of this years East Lothian Schools Adventure Award Orienteering days. These session culminate with a inter-schools competition on 23rd May 2018 (World Orienteering Day).

There are still spaces available for more schools wishing to get involved – See here

Longniddry Primary School P6 & 7’s began the season down at Musselburgh Lagoons where they displayed great enthusiasm and vigour. Their accurate course completion rate was of the highest standard and have set the bar for others to follow.

Wallyford Primary 3’s attended todays session and gave a spirited performance. There is a lot to be learnt from this activity and the children showed a fantastic ability to listen and absorb information before heading off and applying it.

Outdoor Learning Opportunities 16/17

Let us know how we can help….

Click on the picture below for an overview of the Outdoor Learning service and the opportunities we provide

who we are


‘Specialist Outdoor Learning Teacher Provision’ – Contact your schools allocated Outdoor Learning Teacher directly.

‘Adventure Award days’ – Complete the booking form and email to . You may wish to discuss this with your schools allocated Outdoor Learning Teacher before booking to tie the award days in with the schools overall outdoor learning programme.

‘Extra curricular/ Extra Requests’ – Complete the booking form and email to . You may wish to discuss this with your schools allocated Outdoor Learning Teacher before booking to tie the award days in with the schools overall outdoor learning programme.

‘Summer Activity Programme’ – Keep an eye out for the Summer Programme brochure (should be out to schools on 19th May 2014).  Let young people know they can book onto many outdoor sessions.

‘Staff Development (CLPL) Programme’ – Have a look at the sessions on offer through the website, complete the booking form and email to .

Teacher, Outdoor Learning – Job / Secondment opportunity!

A great opportunity has arisen for a GTCS registered teacher to gain further experience advising and delivering Outdoor Learning opportunities to East Lothian pupils and staff.  Working along side both primary and secondary schools in the authority using the outdoor environment and adventurous activities as a vehicle for delivering the Curriculum for Excellence through Outdoor Learning.

Job Details…

Teacher – Outdoor Learning, East Lothian Council Outdoor Learning Service

Temporary, Part Time (0.6), Maternity Cover

Term time Monday – Friday and some evening, holiday and weekend work

Closing Date:  Sunday 3rd May 2015

Start Date & Duration:  17th August 2015 until July 2016

Salary:  £21,867 – £34,887 per annum pro rata pa plus enhancements (detailed within the extra information document on the my job scotland website )

Location: Musselburgh Racecourse Complex, Musselburgh, East Lothian, Scotland

Essential Relevant Qualifications:

Registered Teacher – General Teaching Council Scotland (GTCS)
Current driving license including D1 + E or PCV
Current First Aid Certificate
Hill walking/Mountaineering National Governing Body (NGB) Award
A minimum of two other Outdoor National Governing Body Awards

How to apply and further information:

Direct link:

Or: ref: EAL00176

Any further questions give us a call… 07920270516 or 0131 653 5217