Wild Beach

Reconnecting people and their marine environment is at the heart of our Wild Beach ethos. With over 90 miles of coast stretching from Rye Harbour to West Wittering it's a wild space for learning with plenty of access.

We recognise the vital importance of promoting an understanding of the natural world and see the Wild Beach programme as an ideal medium for delivery.

Our trainers are experienced providers of environmental education, and have been delivering Forest School programmes to Sussex children from schools, nurseries and youth and community groups since 2005.

“I have rarely been on such an engaging course and your enthusiasm is really infectious!”

— Wild Beach Participant

Wild Beach Training

Level 3 course accredited by AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group

Wild Beach Leader Training: Four days of experiential learning on the beach.

Workbook to be submitted within six months of course start date 

    Course consists of 4 units: 

    • Keeping safe on the beach
    • Practical skills on the beach
    • Understanding the beach environment
    • Ocean Connection

    Areas of learning include:

    • Risk benefit analysis
    • Understanding tides
    • Shelter, games and activities
    • Marine wildlife identification
    • Sustainability and marine conservation zones  
    • Wellbeing
    • Positive actions

    Training Course Dates for 2024    

    Price £500

    Time: 9.30am to 4pm

    Participants must be aged 16 years and over

    Course 1:  Monday 18th – Thursday 21st March - Holywell, Eastbourne  - To book a place please click here

    Course 2: Tuesday 30th April – Friday 3rd May  -  Rottingdean, Brighton  -  To book a place please click here

    Course 3:  Tuesday 11th – Friday 14th June  -  Felpham, Bognor Regis  -  To book a place please click here

    Course 4:  Tuesday 10th - Friday 13th September  -  Rye Harbour Discovery Centre & Pett Level  -  To book a place please click here

    Course 5:  Tuesday 22nd - Friday 25th October  -  Newhaven & Cuckmere Haven (below Seaford Head Nature Reserve)  -  To book a place please click here


      Please read our Booking Terms & Conditions below before booking a place