Professional Development

There is a raft of professional development available for outdoor learning. This page has all the links or you can just link directly to support for you in your role as a teacher, instructor, early years practitionerHead teacher/system leader, local authority officer, or parent.

Work in East Ayrshire? We have a TEAMS network set up on GLOW where we post regular webinars- to sign up and for more details please join the Learning Outdoors Support Team

Maybe you are just interested in what teaching and learning in the outdoors can offer, so have a look at it all!

Professional development options:


Further Professional Development suggestions:

Education Scotland Professional Learning and Leadership

Institute for Outdoor Learning.

General Teaching Council Scotland

Learning Academy

East Ayrshire Council CPD Gateway

We also have a page of website links to external organisations that you may find useful at this time.

Many partner organisations are sharing their online learning and teaching resources that can support meaningful CPD for teachers.

National Network for Outdoor Learning – There are a large number of conference powerpoints on this site covering topics such as risk benefits, health, equity, access and places.

For those people interested in professional development in adventurous activities use these pages for further guidance and support;

Hillwalking and Rambling

Climbing & Mountaineering


Canoeing & Kayaking






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