Toni and her team are knowledgeable, friendly and motivational. Having completed the course, I now feel fully competent as a Forest School Leader.

Teresa, Level 3 student
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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.

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What we give you

 8 days of face to face tutor led training (or equivalent on modular courses)

A half day group tutorial with 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.

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Level 3 Forest School Leader training


 8 training days


Course cost £900 per person *

We have no courses planned at the moment

*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