Everyone attending our programmes will learn something about the environment or how to support it, simply through taking part in some way. Our programmes are designed to help people identify the skills they already have, and support them to learn new skills. We also aim to assist people in gaining qualifications that will help them gain confidence, develop best practice and open new doorways for their futures.
The following qualification structure has enabled many people to do just that.
The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme that is focussed on wild places. It encourages the development of awareness and our sense of responsibility for the natural environment in a spirit of fun, adventure and exploration. It is a profound opportunity to connect, enjoy and care for our wild spaces. This Award is open to people from all backgrounds and ages and is the educational initiative of the John Muir Trust. Four challenges are at the heart of each John Muir Award - to discover, explore, conserve and share.
Awarding Body Consortium Qualifications:
- Entry Level Award in Practical Environmental and Conservation Skills (Entry 2)
- Entry Level Award in Practical Environmental and Conservation Skills (Entry 3)
- Entry Level Certificate in Practical Environmental and Conservation Skills (Entry 3)
- Level 1 Award in Practical Environmental and Conservation Skills
- Level 1 Certificate in Practical Environmental and Conservation Skills
- Level 2 Award in Practical Environmental and Conservation Skills
- Level 2 in Practical Environmental and Conservation Skills
Young people with complex learning needs are able to access horicultural and environmental skills.Read more
Specific course delivered in conjunction with Highpoint Prison
To provide community based work experience for pre-release prisoners under supervision by the prison service and facilitated by a member of GLT staff.Read more
5 - 6 day programme delivered in a woodland environment
The participants are given an opportunity to learn practical woodland skills as well as covering basic theory behind these skills. Target audience - Young adults who are NEET, or at risk of becoming NEET. Colleges and Youth projects. Method of delivery - Delivered to groups of 8-12 at ages 16 - 24. 2...Read more
Supports the delivery of Science related subjects in a woodland setting
Led by Partner organisations with Green Light Trust staff facilitating the learning environment and supporting the contextualisation of the learning. For example, a GCSE science group would come to the woodlands to cover the carbon cycle. This could lead to discussions about carbon storage in the woodland, this is ideal for...Read more
This programme is designed to engage learners who struggle with what the standard curriculum offers. Delivered in the woodland, it allows the participants to complete tasks as a group; whilst learning about the woodland and the natural processes that occur within it. Target Audience: Pupil referral units, pupils within schools who...Read more
Big Lottery Funded 3 year programme 2011 - 2013
This programme is now closed but provided several courses to develop better lives and skills for NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) young people. Led by Green Light Trust is was delivered in partnership with West Suffolk College. The aim was to use the environment as a stimulation tool to...Read more