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.

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The Level 3 training takes place over nine days. This is a non-residential course.

Learners will also need to lead a minimum of six Forest School Sessions.

This course is accredited by Open College Network West Midlands.

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.

Booking

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
  • We encourage car sharing – may we circulate your details prior to the course to other delegates?

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

  • forest school training
  • forest school group

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

  • Please bring a packed lunch for every day.
  • Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and walking or strong sturdy footwear.
  • Notebook and pens/pencils.
  • Camera.

Please contact us if you would like more information or have any queries.

Accommodation

Please contact us if you would like details of B&B's in the area.

Opportunities to attend this course

  • Tue 17, January 2023 09:00 - Thu 02, March 2023 17:00

    The Level 3 training takes place over nine days. The dates for this course are: Tuesday 17th - Wednesday 18th January, Tuesday 24th - Wednesday 25th January, Tuesday 14th  Wednesday 15th February and Tuesday 28th February - Thursday 2nd March. This course is non-residential.

    Region
    West Midlands
    Price
    £1050
    Tutor
    Vicki Wood
  • Tue 25, July 2023 09:00 - Fri 04, August 2023 17:00

    The Level 3 training takes place over nine days. The dates for this course are: Tuesday 25th - Friday 28th July and Monday 31st July - Friday 4th August. This course is non-residential.

    Region
    West Midlands
    Price
    £1050
    Tutor
    Vicki Wood
    Pay a deposit of £100.00 per item
  • Wed 18, October 2023 09:00 - Fri 24, November 2023 17:00

    The Level 3 training takes place over nine days. The dates for this course are: Wednesday 18th - Thursday 19th October, Wednesday 25th - Thursday 26th October, Wednesday 15th - Thursday 16th November and Wednesday 22nd - Friday 24th November. This course is non-residential.

    Region
    West Midlands
    Price
    £1050
    Tutor
    Vicki Wood
    Pay a deposit of £100.00 per item