Teachers' training & CPD courses

With our accredited ITT and CPD courses, you'll learn how to engage your pupils with the food and farming sectors and how to run safe, curriculum-linked activities on a farm.

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This page shows upcoming courses from our core set of teacher training but there's much more that we can offer. Our LEAF Education Specialists can deliver these in their standard format, either on the planned dates shown or on-demand, or we can work with you to tailor any courses to be best suited to your school and specific needs.

“The most important part of the day, for me, was the planning aspects of a farm visit which covered so many curriculum areas. Looking around the farm was very interesting and gave an insight into what could be achieved from a visit.”

— Trainee teacher

Looking for bespoke training suitable for different settings, needs & requirements?

Looking for particular ideas about how to deliver maths outside the classroom? Need support in delivering exam specification points, or even to bring the whole school together around farming, food production and the environment?

As well as tailoring our sample training courses shown here to your needs, our LEAF Education Specialists can develop bespoke training for your school that can be adapted to cover different durations, subject focus, key stages or types of activity.

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Our core teacher training offerings

Teacher CPD

Exploring your schools long term planning, identify places where links can be made to food, farming, and the natural environment, offering learns real world examples and scenarios for their learning.

Teacher CPD

for ITT and ECT (primary and Secondary. How to use a farm visit to enhance teaching across the curriculum. Everything you need to know to plan safe, educational, and fun farm visits. Delivered on farm, with opportunities to explore curriculum links and try hands on activities.

Teacher CPD

Enjoy a farm tour and find a new creative activity at each stop. What could you create with leaves in a woodland? what about some simple techniques for working with sheep’s wool? Or how about ideas for painting in a hay meadow? Learn new techniques and ideas that can be used with all age groups. By the end of the session, you will have a toolbox of creative ideas to use on a farm or countryside visit, in your own school grounds or to develop further back in the classroom.

Teacher CPD

Get connected to nature and boost your own and your pupils' wellbeing. This is a hands-on programme, using a selection of creative, mindful and sensory activities, which will help you to relax and discover the benefits of getting in touch with nature.