Dates & Prices
We offer 2 courses a year at Itchen Valley Country Park and a dual site course at The Vyne, National Trust and Bramley Frith Wood. We can also arrange private courses for a minimum of 6 trainees.
We also offer a bespoke method of training for individuals who would like to learn 'on the job'. Please enquire if you are interested in this method.
Our next course is in Bramley Frith Woods on 31st March - 2nd April and 21st - 24th April
This course is designed for those who would like to set up and run a Forest School programmes. There are five Units of Study at Level 3:
Supporting Learning, Play and Development in the Outdoors
Observation and Evaluation of Outdoor Learning
Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
Teach Outdoor Practical Skills
Forest School Leader
On this course you will:
Attend training days which consist of both theory and practical tasks
Run a Forest School Programme in your chosen setting
Have a work-based assessment
Complete a portfolio for assessment.
There is a one day course completion workshop about three quarters of the way through the course.
In addition to the course dates, the lead tutor is available during the course for tutorial help by telephone or email.
Entry Qualifications Required:
Level 2 Qualification or appropriate experience in education, youth work, childcare etc. Established link with a proposed client group and a potential Forest School Site. 19 years or over at the start of the course.
Level 2 Qualification in Forest School, Countryside, Woodland Management etc
At least two years experience with client groups
Established link with a proposed client group and a potential Forest School Site.
Forest School Leader Level 3
This course is designed for those who would like to set up and run a Forest School programmes. There are five Units of Study at Level 3.
Our level 3 courses are set within ancient woodlands and immerse the learner in the ethos of Forest School whilst developing practical skills for teaching fire and tool use, developing an understanding of woodland ecology and how to protect biodiversity.