Forest School leader training

Forest School

Forest School

Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.

Forest School leader training (Level 3)

This course provides learners with the skills required to run and manage a forest school setting when conducting Forest School outdoor programmes and activities. It is designed to meet the needs of teachers and practitioners in providing everything required to set up a Forest School. A certificated Level 3 qualification for practitioners and teachers to:

  • Understand the learning theories which underpin quality Forest Schools practice and how to apply theories in everyday practice
  • Learn about site selection, site set-up, woodland management and how to do this sustainably
  • Learn practical skills around the use of fire and safe effective use of tools in an education setting
  • Gain knowledge of setting up, delivering and evaluating a forest school programme
  • Safely conduct risk assessments and follow health and safety protocols associated with Forest Schools and outdoor learning

As well as the practical training where skills will be learned and assessed, candidates will be required to complete a portfolio of coursework as part of their learning journey which they will have up to a year to complete.

For more information e-mail