Level 1 training is a great place to start if Forest School is a new concept for you. This training shows how the principles of Forest School can be incorporated into educational and everyday settings.

Through guided sessions and free play we hope you will have developed a positive relationship with the natural world, and be encouraged to take children outdoors to help them become creative, independent learners.

The Level 1 training takes place over two days. The dates for this course are:

  • Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th July 2022

This is a non-residential course.

Learners will also need to visit a Forest School Session which they will arrange.

This course is accredited by Open College Network West Midlands.
This qualification is designed to enable learners to develop an understanding of the principles and ethos of Forest School. It will prepare learners for further study and employment in the outdoors and to progress on to the level 2 Award for Forest School Assistants.

Minimum age: 14

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
  • 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.

Tutor: Vicki Wood

Vicki is an experienced Forest School Leader with over 10 years’ experience of running sessions with children of all ages from pre school to teenagers. She has worked in Primary schools and as a freelance Forest School Leader setting up a number of sites from scratch in a range of settings.

With an Environmental Science degree, an Accredited Practitioner with the Institute for Outdoor Learning and over 20 years’ experience working and teaching outdoors she has put all of these skills to good use and has been delivering Forest School Training for 8 years.

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What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Hot and Cold Drinks

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.


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