This nationally recognised qualification allows you to lead Forest School sessions. 

Participants experience all the practical aspects of Forest School, from bushcraft and woodcraft through to tool work and playful ways of interacting with the woodland, demonstrating what is possible for them to achieve in their own settings. 

Our Forest School training courses are accredited by AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group 

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The Level 3 training takes place over eight days. This is a residential course, with a session free weekend in the middle.

Learners will also need to lead a minimum of six Forest School Sessions.
This course is accredited by AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group.

This qualification is designed to develop leadership, facilitation, practical and teaching skills to enable learners to understand the principles and ethos of Forest School. It also enables learners to deliver Forest School programmes. It is designed to meet the needs of school and college staff, teachers and teaching assistants, youth workers, adults and professionals in training to become a Forest School leader. This qualification will prepare learners for further study and employment in the outdoors.

Minimum age: 19 – Please note the minimum age for qualified Forest School Leaders is 21 (This is a Department for Education requirement).

For more details on course content or for any queries please get in touch.


You can book and pay for this course online (see below). In the Order Notes please inform us of the following:

  • Job position
  • Emergency contact number
  • Any medical or dietary requirements
  • Whether you require a pick-up from the Shrewsbury train station

Please read the Forest School Leader Training terms and conditions before making a booking. By booking you are accepting these terms and conditions.

The course takes place Tuesday 30th July – Friday 2nd August and Sunday 5th – 8th August.
Please note when returning on the Sunday, check in will be after 4pm.


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Our Forest School training courses are accredited by AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group
  • A tutor sat on a log talking
  • Hands holding sticks
  • Children sat around a story circle

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • Use of resources
  • Delivery assessment and guidance when completing your portfolio

Before You Attend

What to bring

  • Appropriate outdoor clothing and walking/sturdy footwear
  • Notebook and pens/pencils
  • Camera
  • Torch
  • Toiletries and a towel (we provide bed linen)

Opportunities to attend this course

  • Tue 30, July 2024 13:00 - Thu 08, August 2024 13:00

    The Level 3 training takes place over 8 days with a 2 day break over the weekend.

    Preston Montford
    West Midlands
    £1513 - £1649
    Vicki Wood