Learning outside the classroom changes lives…

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom is the national voice for learning outside the classroom. We believe that every young person (0-19yrs) should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances. Read more about us.

Whether you are an education practitioner, headteacher, governor or organisation that provides LOtC experiences, this website offers a large range of resources developed with the support of many experts in the field learning outside the classroom. The site is designed to support anyone working with young people aged 0–19 provide high-quality educational experiences.

NEW LOtC Resource Packs Launched 

In response to feedback from customers, we have produced an expanded range of LOtC activity packs for the Early Years Foundation Stage. In addition to the original 2 packs for communication, language and literacy and understanding the world and maths, we have added a further 4 packs, one for each area of the EYFS framework. So now you can access even more engaging ideas for learning outside the classroom.

The resource packs focus on activities in the school or setting grounds and local community, to make them as cost-effective and easy to manage as possible.

Find out more about our new EYFS resource packs

We have also produced 3 new packs for teaching history outside the classroom, aimed at Key Stages 1-3.

Find out more about the history resource packs

Latest news & resources

John Muir Award outdoor learning guide

The John Muir Award has produced a helpful 2-page guide to outdoor learning, containing information about the benefits of outdoor [...]


Forestry Commission England announces results of national tender for learning providers

Forestry Commission England has announced that it will be working in partnership with three organisations to deliver its national learning [...]


The Awards for Outstanding Contribution to LOtC 2013: Winners

The winners of the 2013 awards were announced at an exclusive dinner following the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom’s annual [...]


Job opportunity: Hospitality & catering manager

Hospitality & catering manager with the Field Studies Council (FSC) at FSC Blencathra.

The hospitality & catering manager is a key position [...]


Job opportunity: Centre Assistants(2) Field Studies Council Lake District

Blencathra Centre nr Keswick CA12 4SG 

Accommodation available

Centre Assistants work in the kitchen, service and housekeeping operations to ensure that the centre [...]