This course is designed for those who would like to become a Forest School leader
9 consecutive training sessions each Tuesday 1pm – 7pm and 2 practical woodland skills days which run 9am – 4.30pm
Entry Qualification Required
Minimum of Level 2 Qualification in Education, Youth Work, Childcare etc.
or Level 2 Qualification in Forest School, Countryside, Woodland Management etc, at least two years experience with client groups, an established link with a client group and access to a potential Forest School Site. Age 21 years or over at the start of the course.
We recommend that you hold a valid First Aid certificate appropriate to your setting with added outdoor elements
There are five Units of Study at Level 3
Supporting Learning, Play and Development in the Outdoors
Observation and Evaluation of Outdoor Learning
Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
Teach Outdoor Practical Skills
Forest School Leader
On the Level Three course you will :
Attend training sessions which consist of both theory and practical tasks.
Run a Forest School Programme in your chosen setting.
Have a work-based assessment.
Complete a portfolio for assessment.
There is a one day course tutorial workshop about three quarters of the way through the course to address any questions and practise practical skills. In addition to the course dates, the lead tutor is available during the course for tutorial help by telephone or email.
Course costs £800.00 per person