Wildlife courses

We are starting to hold in a mixture of in person and online events and courses. Numbers will be limited according to government guidelines and ability to social distance. We will be keeping up to date with any changes issued over the coming few months.
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Course types

Our courses are primarily held at Nower Wood Education Centre near Leatherhead and follow five main themes:

Habitats & species

Discover more about local ecology and conservation through a huge variety of dynamic wildlife conservation courses. We provide opportunities for you to meet wildlife up close, uncover the mystery of our ancient woodland and understand why creatures act in certain ways.

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Arts, crafts & photography

We embrace the beauty of our reserves when helping beginners and improvers to develop creative skills and learn new artistic techniques. By using established local artists and craft tutors we can ensure a high quality experience is achieved.

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Personal & professional development

We offer opportunities for professionals and volunteers to improve their nature learning and understanding of working and teaching outdoors. Enhance your employability by gaining new skills and achieving certified qualifications.

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Practical conservation

Learn practical countryside management techniques that can be used in the workplace, when volunteering or at home. You will gain conservation information in a classroom environment before implementing these new skills outdoors.

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Health & wellbeing

Immersing oneself in nature has proven healing properties for both the body and mind.  We therefore offer courses that utilize our nature reserves when teaching various health improving programmes.

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Forest School & Teacher Training

Our training courses are nationally recognised qualifications accredited by the Open College Network West Midlands (OCNWM), and the Institute for Outdoor Learning.  We also hold a Learning Outside the Classroom quality badge.

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Courses by month

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Upcoming courses

Course enquiries

Email adult.learning@surreywt.org.uk
Call 01372 379523

For all Forest School & Teaching Training enquiries
Email outreach@surreywt.org.uk or call 01483 663300


I thought the course was excellent. The tutor was very knowledgeable, explaining everything clearly and giving good practical support.