Out of school hours learning (Oshl) is fun and can be life changing.

What is oshl?

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Out-of-school-hours learning (oshl) activities can be as diverse as nail art, powerboat sailing, gardening and street dance. Watch this short film to see other ideas.

Getting involved

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There are lots of ways to get involved in out-of-school-hours learning, whether as a young person, club leader, school, community or local authority.

What are the benefits?

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Being involved in out-of-school-hours learning is fun and rewarding, and can often be life changing… but it’s not just children and young people who can benefit.

How to oshl?


Not sure where to start? Find out more about setting up and running a high-quality oshl provision.


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There are some practical points you will want to consider for all oshl activities, regardless of the setting and type of provider.

Oshl mini guides


A collection of downloadable mini guides, written for a range of target audiences.