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.

The Level 3 training takes place over nine days. The dates for this course are:

  • Tuesday 4th – Wednesday 5th October, Tuesday 11th – Wednesday 12th October, Tuesday 1st – Wednesday 2nd November and Tuesday 8th – Thursday 10th November 2022.

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.


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

  • 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.


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