Level 3 Forest School Leader training

Our accredited Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School course trains you to be a qualified Forest School leader enabling you to embed Forest School at your setting. It will extend your professional development or even take your career in a new direction. This training is suitable for those working in education, social care, forestry and countryside employment, childminders and anyone who regularly works with groups outside.

Our Level 3 Forest School Leader training is taught through 5 units of study covering the full range of essential Forest School skills.

What we give you

 7 days of tutor led training (or equivalent on modular courses)

A half day group tutorial and practical skills workshop.

Free access to a bank of online resources

A work place observation with 1:1 tutorial

Ongoing tutor support during your portfolio completion.

Easter holiday block course

 5 consecutive training days

Fri 17th April – Tues 21st April 2020

Woodland skills days 8th and 9th May 2020

Course cost £800 per person *

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Summer modular course

9 weekly sessions on Tuesdays

Start 28th April – 30th June 2020

Woodland skills days 9th and 10th July 2020

Course cost £800 per person*

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Summer holiday block course

 5 consecutive training days

Monday 17th – Friday 21st August 2020

Woodland skills days 11th and 12th September 2020

Course cost £800 per person *

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*We offer the option to pay in installments. Contact us for details.

All our courses are held in our beautiful woodland site and next door classroom in Swaffham Bulbeck just outside Cambridge. The village is linked to Cambridge via cycle path (route 51) there is a bus service, village shop and pub. There is free parking available at the venue which also has a kitchenette with fridge.

All course dates

You are required to

Attend all training days

Collect evidence during training for your workbook

Complete a workbook of evidence to include work completed during training and self study.

Joining Requirements

Minimum of Level 2 Qualification in Education, Youth Work, Childcare or Level 2 Qualification in Forest School, Countryside, Woodland Management and at least two years experience with client groups. It is useful to have 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. Trainees must hold an enhanced DBS before working their client group.

We recommend that you hold a valid First Aid certificate appropriate to your setting with added outdoor elements