Blended Learning Forest School Training – online and face to face learning combined.
Cambridge Forest Schools, in partnership with Cambium Sustainable, are pleased to be able to offer you this alternative learning opportunity. This accredited Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School gives you the same Level 3 qualification as our full face to face training but is delivered with a blend of self-directed online learning and tutor-led practical training. This is ideal for anyone who needs to fit their Forest School training around other commitments and in these challenging times, wants to get started ASAP. It is convenient, flexible, easily accessible learning with an equally high level of tutor support.
The blend of online and face to face sections of the course cover exactly the same content as our block courses. It is fully endorsed by the awarding body for the Level 3 Forest School Leader qualification and the online materials have undergone full Internal Quality Assurance scrutiny.
Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School is taught through 5 units of study covering the full range of essential Forest School skills. It is suitable for those working in education, social care, forestry and countryside employment, childminders and anyone who regularly works with groups outside.
Start your online learning in July 2020 and get your face to face training for last year’s prices!
Section 1: Online Learning with Cambium Sustainable.
Cambium register you with the awarding body and you gain access to the online study material.
Download digital portfolio – you have a total of 9 months from the start of your online course to complete.
Work through each online module through Cambium Sustainable with support from your Cambium online tutor.
You can start to compile your workbook of evidence at this point if you choose.
Conclude each completed module by attending your chosen digital group tutorial (these occur weekly)
Once you have completed all online training, transition to Section 2 with a digital handover meeting to your Cambridge Forest Schools trainer.
Section 2: Face to face training with Cambridge Forest Schools.
Attend the 4 day face to face training course you have already booked with Cambridge Forest Schools.
This largely cover the TOPS practical skills unit and includes 2 practical assessment days.
Carry out a 6 week Forest School programme of sessions at your chosen setting.
Have a tutor workplace observation of one session (usually session 4) directly followed by a 1:1 tutorial.
Submit your completed portfolio of evidence to Cambridge Forest Schools for marking.
What else do I need to know?
Online training starts every two weeks, on a Monday. View course dates here.
The online course material is available for up to 60 days.
Free access to bank of downloadable online resources including digital portfolio.
You should allow an average of 30 hours online to complete their work (includes reflective practice and 5 online tutorials).
You must complete the online part of your course before attending your face to face training.
Following face to face training you are required to lead a 6 week programme of Forest School sessions and have a workplace assessment.
You have 9 months to complete your portfolio of evidence starting when you begin the online section of your training.