Emergency First Aid Training 2016-17 now SQA !

first-aid-training-courses-2017 Midlothian Outdoor Learning Service working in partnership with the Lifelong Learning and Employability Service, can now offer full SQA certification for all our First Aid at work courses delivered from 2017.sqa-accreditation

CPR during First Aid Training courses
CPR During First Aid Training

All candidates can now receive SQA certification for the SQA level 5 and 6 units for these qualifications



Emergency First Aid at Work (6 hours)

First Aid at Work (Management of Illness in the Workplace  & EFAW) (12 & 18 hours)

Our thanks to Lorne McCall & the Qualification & Accreditations LLE team for all their assistance in this valuable development.

We have been delivering First Aid training to staff within the Education team and wider council  for many years and this certification will improve the delivery and quality of the courses offered to Midlothian Council Staff.

Click on image for a downloadable list of First Aid courses

Details of our First aid Courses (how to book, costs, SQA units  etc)  that the Outdoor Learning Service provide  can be found at the links below or contact Bill Stephen for further information (click here for contact details)

First aid courses webpage for 2016-17 Academic Year.(click on link)

Alternatively you can download a printable list of courses


Discover Outdoor Learning

Click here for Session Dates, Times & how to book.

In addition to our Outdoor Learning programmes arranged directly with schools,  this year we will be running again our successful and amazingly popular Discover Outdoor Leaning days aimed at Primary schools to encourage more of our classes to learn outdoors. Last year an amazing 1350 Midlothian pupils attended these sessions, and many (500+) progressed on to attend our  Orienteering festival and Biking festival)

Our Discover Outdoor Learning Sessions this year are aimed at ;

The information booklet available here (Or click on the picture)  gives all the details you need to book and attend as well as links to further information regarding curriculum links and further participation as well as  the;

  • Midlothian Orienteering Festival 2017
  • Midlothian Mountain Biking Festival 2017

discover-bikingPlease contact the named Outdoor Learning Teacher as per the booklet if you wish to arrange attendance at one of these popular advertised sessions.

We look forward to seeing you all in 2016-17 year for some exciting Discover Outdoor Learning Days.

Midlothian Schools Italian Snowsports Trip Easter 2017 Ski Aosta 2017

Outdoor Learning – Midlothian Schools Italian Snowsports Trip Easter 2017 Ski Aosta 2017

On Saturday 1st April 2017 The Outdoor Learning service will be leaving for the AOSTA valley in Northern Italy.

Click on image for poster
Click on image for poster

The visit using INTERSKI  and qualified Midlothian leaders and volunteers includes 6 days of snowsports and includes 4 hours of instruction per day, equipment hire, transport, half board accommodation & snack lunch. Evening activities and insurance are also included

Aimed at our Primary and Secondary pupils this visit is an excellent opportunity for those pupils wishing to increase their skiing skills that they may have experienced through the after school, and schools ski programmes through active Schools and Midlothian Ski centre at Hillend

There are still a number of limited spaces available. For more details on the visit and how to get involved you can download the ski visit brochure below that gives wider information on the visit and also the poster if you wish to advertise within your school

Please contact Bill Stephen on 01968 664043  or email william.stephen@midlothian.gov.uk if you are interested in joining us.

Information brochure on Ski Aosta 2017
Click on image for Information brochure on Ski Aosta 2017

We will be hosting an information evening for those already booked and others interested in joining this amazing opportunity on the 5th October 2016 at 7pm at Penicuik High School – Come and join us and find out more.