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 Leader Training

Level 3 course accredited by Open College Network West Midlands

Four days of experiential learning on the beach.  

Course Dates 2022 

Price £350

Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm

Participants must be aged 16 years and over

Course One: 25th to 28th April 2022 – Brighton, East Sussex - FULLY BOOKED

Course Two: 24th to 27th May 2022 – Eastbourne, East Sussex - FULLY BOOKED

Course Three: 5th to 8th July 2022 – Selsey, West Sussex 

Course Four: 4th to 7th October 2022 – Eastbourne, East Sussex 

On day 4 you’ll have the opportunity to facilitate a wild beach session with a local school, putting theory into practice.

Day 4 is optional and is not a course requirement but we really hope you can stay with us for an extra day to put your training into practice.


Additional Date:  Please note that the course below is a 3 day course.

9th to 11th May 2022 – Rye & Pett Level Beaches, Rye Bay, Rye, East Sussex  - 3 PLACES AVAILABLE

Workbook to be submitted within six months of course start date 

Course consists of 4 units: 

  1. Keeping safe on the beach
  2. Practical skills on the beach
  3. Understanding the beach environment
  4. 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

To book a place please click here