Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School 2019-07-16T09:30:25+00:00

Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School

This course is designed for those who would like to become a Forest School leader and manage their own Forest School.

Our Level 3 Forest School training will teach you how to safely manage risk when using tools and fire at Forest School. We focus on teaching you about the environment and work with you to develop a sustainable Forest School site where you can enjoy leading your sessions. All our courses are held in our beautiful woodland site just outside Cambridge.

Course costs £800.00 per person

Summer block course

 5 consecutive full days training

12th-16th August 2019

Woodland skills days 6th and 7th September 2019

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Autumn modular course

9 weekly sessions on Tuesdays

Start 10th September – 19th November 2019

Woodland skills days 22nd and 23rd November 2019

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Autumn block course

 5 consecutive full days training

18th- 22nd October 2019

Woodland skills days 31st October and 1st November 2019

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Joining Requirements

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

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

On your 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.