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Forest School training

Our Forest School training courses are underpinned by the 6 key principles of Forest School as outlined by the Forest School Association. These form the basis for how we approach teaching and learning. We know that Forest School is holistic, child-led learning in a natural setting and also that it offers individuals the opportunity to improve social and emotional skills. In addition, there is a focus on practical bushcraft skills for example using tools and fire. Our courses will  train you in all these areas so you can approach Forest School with confidence.

We follow the Forest School principles to ensure best practise.

 Forest School is a long-term process.

Learning takes place in a woodland or natural environment.

Sessions are child led therefore planning follows children’s interests.

 Forest School promotes holistic development.

Learners are encouraged to take supported risks.

Forest School is run by qualified Forest School practitioners.

6 key principles of Forest school ethos

Our training courses

Level 1  Forest School and Outdoor Learning

Starting point from which to progress to Level 2 or Level 3.

 2 day course.

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Level 2 Assist at Forest School

This qualifies you to assist a Level 3 leader at Forest School

5 day course

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Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School Face to Face

Equips you to lead your own Forest School sessions.

8 day face to face course.

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Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School blended learning

 Equips you to lead Forest School sessions

online learning and 4 days face to face training.

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