Our Activity Leaders

Our leaders

Coed Lleol - Small Woods employ freelance outdoor health & wellbeing facilitators to deliver our programmes. We have a Wales-wide network from a variety of specialisms including bushcraft skills, foraging, nature ID, woodwork, woodland management, and many more.   
Activity Leaders are experienced in working with people of all ages and abilities, and plan sessions to help support individual physical and mental wellbeing. 

Alongside our outdoor groups, Activity Leaders also deliver Agored courses, online courses, and create videos for our YouTube Channel.  

Minimum standards & further training 

All Activity Leaders are skilled practitioners and are supported to reach Coed Lleol - Small Woods’ minimum standards.  These have been developed to build a stronger network of leaders whose qualifications and experience ensure trust between our organisation and the health professionals who refer to us. 
We require our Activity Leaders to have, at a minimum, up to date certificates in the following: 
Outdoor First Aid (16-hr) 
Mental Health Awareness 
Safeguarding children & vulnerable adults 
Food hygiene 
You will also need to complete our Coed Lleol - Small Woods Best Practice online training & self-taught units. 
We cover the cost of all the above training.  

Our best practice units

These training units detail the story of Coed Lleol-Small Woods, as well as the theory and practice of social prescribing and outdoor wellbeing:  

Unit 1:     Holding Space - Being a great practitioner 
Unit 2: Making an Impact - Creating memorable experiences 
Unit 3: Making it Happen - Planning & delivering programmes 
Unit 4: Keeping Safe - Health, safety & risk management
Unit 5: Induction & Admin 

Other training

Where we can, we support Activity Leaders to access training in their areas of interest, for example:  

The Wellbeing in Nature Practitioner qualification 
Mental Health First Aid 
Lowland walk leader training

Skillshare events

We run regional skillshares for our Activity Leaders to get together, share ideas and learn new skills for their sessions.  

Becoming an Activity Leader

We are not currently seeking new Activity Leaders for our programmes in Wales.  
For existing Activity Leaders: 

Please click here for Learning Management System.    


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