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IOL LEVEL 2 BUSHCRAFT SKILLS AWARD

Designed for school pupils, students and young learners, the IOL Bushcraft Skills Award is a formally assessed award at RQF Level 2 / SCQF Level 5, covering practical and applied bushcraft skills and knowledge.

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OVERVIEW

The Level 2 IOL Bushcraft Skills Award can be delivered by teachers, trainers, and instructors in formal or non-formal settings such as early years, schools, colleges, outdoor centres, education centres, wildlife trusts, national parks, etc.


Teachers/trainers delivering this award have technical competence in bushcraft and credible, relevant experience of planning, delivering and assessing learning typically over a minimum period of 3 years.


IOL does not set any entry requirements however providers should ensure that learners have the potential and opportunity to gain the award successfully, identifying and making adequate provision to:

  • Confirm the award is relevant and appropriate for each learner

  • Assess the existing experience and competence of the learners

  • The support and guidance learners may need whilst working towards the award

The recommended 80 guided learning hours can fit into a school term (of 11/12 weeks) or be spread out over one year.  The recommended maximum duration is 18 months.

  • Covers a wide range of bushcraft subjects including shelters, fire, health and safety, tool use, drinking water, woodland trees, directions, natural string.

  • Can be delivered by teachers, trainers, and instructors with demonstrated competence in Bushcraft knowledge and skills.

  • Suitable for formal or non-formal education settings such as early years, schools, colleges, outdoor centres, education centres, wildlife trusts, national parks, etc.

  • Portfolio based independent assessment of learning at RQF Level 2 / SCQF Level 5 and certification by Polaris Bushcraft or other IOL Awards Centre.
     

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