Outdoor cooking and bushcraft skills

Ref: C3531112

This creative and practical outdoor course is designed for people of any ability, aiming to increase confidence in groups and develop basic Bushcraft skills. Activities evolve around a fire and most weeks we will cook something as a group. Activities may include; whittling, making fire, cooking over a fire, preparing food outdoors and making different types of shelter. You will have the opportunity to gain new skills, demonstrate practical knowledge and build your confidence. We work in a beautiful environment that enables you to learn from and enjoy the world around you. This non-threatening course understands the need for people to work at a pace they are happy with, and gently encourages individuals to work in a team, building a sense of small community. You will learn basic survival skills that help us to understand who we are and how our ancestors might have lived.

Course aim

To develop personal confidence and self esteem through bushcraft and rural skills. To provide a safe environment and practical activities that support personal development and therapeutic outcomes.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recognise the key elements of bushcraft survival.
  • Communicate with confidence in a group of people.
  • Demonstrate bushcraft related tasks using various hand tools.
  • Apply practical skills and knowledge of basic outdoor cooking.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Suitable outdoor clothing and boots are advised. Transport from W-s-M is provided to and from the course venue.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Outdoor cooking and bushcraft skills

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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