Forest School Qualification

Courses are run in private woodland in West Sussex, in the beautiful South Downs National Park.

We have a dedicated Education Centre adjacent to our woodland, where classroom and portfolio work will be held. (May 2021)

The practical element of the course will take place entirely in the woodland.

We have an early years focus for all our training, in which we will make links to learning styles, pedagogical approach and where your forest school practice supports the holistic development of your early years setting

Cost including mentorship and one user to the Forest Schools Network £950

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This course is designed for those who would like to set up and run a Forest School programmes. 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 this course you will:

  • Attend training days 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 completion workshop about three quarters of the way through the course.

You will also have two mentorships with your tutor post qualification to help establish your forest school practice.

In addition to the course dates, the lead tutor is available during the course for tutorial help by telephone or email.

You will also have two mentorships with your tutor post qualification to help establish your forest school practice.

Entry Qualifications Required:

  • Level 2 Qualification or appropriate experience in education, youth work, childcare etc.

  • Established link with a proposed client group and a potential Forest School Site.

  • 19 years or over at the start of the course.

OR

  • Level 2 Qualification in Forest School, Countryside, Woodland Management etc

  • At least two years experience with client groups

  • Established link with a proposed client group and a potential Forest School Site.