Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School 2019-02-06T16:16:51+00:00

Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School

This course is designed for those who would like to become a Forest School leader

Modular course: 9 consecutive training sessions each Tuesday 1pm – 7pm and 2 practical woodland skills days 9.30am – 3.30pm

Block course: 5 full training days 9.00am – 4.30pm and 2 practical woodland skills days 9.30am – 3.30pm

Course information

Spring modular course

Start 29th January 2019

Second start date 26th February 2019

Finish 2nd April 2019

Practical days 26th and 27th April 2019

(catch up sessions April/May 2019)

Summer modular course

Start 30th April 2019

Second start date: 21st May 2019

Finish 2nd July 2019

Practical days 12th and 13th July 2019

(catch up sessions September 2019)

Summer block course

Start 12th August 2019

Finish 16th August 2019

Practical days 6th and 7th September 2019

5 consecutive full days training

2 practical days

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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

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

Course requirements

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