Price The course is £220 per student if we use one of our local venues in South Lanarkshire, other venues will be considered (price on application).
Delivery Type Face to face
Training Provider OutLET: Play Resource CIC

Fire and Tools Skills Training

Fire and Tools Training

This unique course will enable those who complete to use their new skills with children/learners and be insured to do so via the UK’s Leading Forest School Insurance Broker.


This 2 day course will enable you to safely light, maintain and extinguish a fire with a group of learners. Developing skills such as dynamic risk assessing and writing Risk Assessments, this course will enable you to safely use, maintain and store tools.


Once complete you will be able to do the following -

Carry out various types of Risk Assessment

Explain the considerations before having a fire

Set up a fire square.

Demonstrate how to identify a safe fire site

Identify and explain the fire safety rules

Build and light a fire

Explain and demonstrate the safe management of a fire

Extinguish the Fire

Demonstrate ‘Leave no Trace’

Demonstrate using the following tools safely -

Fixed blade knife


Folding saw




Storm Kettle


With fourteen hours contact time and two hours self-study, this outdoor course can be delivered in various venues. We work to a ratio of 1:8 and will take a maximum of 16 people.

Training Provider Overview

Established in 2016 OutLET: Play Resource is a Community Interest Company based in Lesmahagow, South Lanarkshire. Lanarkshire’s only Forest School Association accredited Forest School Provider, we work tirelessly towards our goal of using Play and Culture to ‘Level the Playing Field’ for those affected by social, emotional or economic deprivation.

Training is led by Susan McNeish, a retired Countryside Ranger and Forest School Tutor. Susan also has an ITC Level 3 Award in Education and Training which is designed for people working in the further education and skills sector.  Jackie Meager, an ex-armed forces engineer/ fire fighter and Forest School Leader and company CEO is also involved in our training. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience delivering outdoor play and learning.

The training we provide is perfect for Early Years Practitioners, Teachers, Child Minders, Outdoor Playgroup Leaders or anyone with an interest in getting people outdoors!

Courses are offered in two ways – establishments contact us directly and we run courses tailored for them or we advertise a course and individuals book on.

All of our courses run with a high ratio of tutors to students.  Our Fire and Tool Skills training has a ratio of 1:8. If a course is over-subscribed we will advertise another course and offer places to people on our waiting list.

Current training that we offer

  • Fire and Tool Skills Training
  • Loose Parts Training
  • FUNdamental play training – Sticks and String

Training Provider Contact Details

Provider Name: OutLET: Play Resource CIC

Telephone: 07881368479



Quality Assurance

OutLET: Play Resource aim to deliver and manage all training consistently and to the highest possible standard. We ensure that we do this by the following methods

  • Anonymous feedback from all participants after completion of the course and using that feedback to improve training
  • Highly experienced qualified trainers who continually develop and improve their practice
  • Internal verification of marking

Making a complaint

We aim to handle complaints quickly, effectively and in a fair and honest way. We take all complaints seriously and use valuable information from investigating to help us improve the service we provide. We treat all complaints in confidence.

OutLET: Play Resource assures clients that it will not withdraw services because someone makes a complaint in good faith.

People sometimes feel more comfortable about suggesting improvements rather than complaining formally.

First you should speak to the Trainer who should always be friendly and approachable.

If the suggestion is something that OutLET: Play Resource as a company needs to consider you can send it to:


If you are still unsatisfied your complaint will be passed up to the board of OutLET:Play Resource who will contact you within 3 days.