Forest School Level 3 Courses

Various Dates - See Below

What is Forest School? The Forest School ethos is shared by thousands of trained practitioners across the UK and beyond. It's roots reach back to pioneers in outdoor learning and across the sea to Scandinavia. Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees. It is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.  

‘I don’t have ADHD when I`m out in the woods.’  David, aged 14

At Forest School all participants are viewed as:

  • equal, unique and valuable
  • competent to explore & discover
  • entitled to experience appropriate risk and challenge
  • entitled to choose, and to initiate and drive their own learning and development
  • entitled to experience regular success
  • entitled to develop positive relationships with themselves and other people
  • entitled to develop a strong, positive relationship with their natural world

Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership including trainee personal equipment kit and required sector specific 16 hr First Aid. Incredible value for 12 days face to face training plus ongoing support over the 9 months of the course duration: £950 inc VAT Benefits of Forest School The Forest School approach is recognised as an effective holistic educational theory. In today's high pressured curriculum led education system, it is an effective tool to reengage children and young people into learning and development building bridges which are invaluable for supporting them to become the best person they can be, going on to develop a resilient character and make a positive contribution to society. Mental Health: there is increasing concern regarding young people’s mental health Young Minds provide the following statistics:

  • Nearly 80,000 children and young people suffer from severe depression.
  • Over 8,000 children aged under 10 years old suffer from severe depression.

A review commissioned by Natural England's Alan Law.  Chief strategy and reform officer, states:  'There is now compelling evidence to show that contact with nature and the outdoors improves physical health and mental wellbeing.'   

Closing date for application – 18 September
Initial training week – 2 October
'The course has the perfect balance between practical hands-on experience and theory.Trainee Leader Feb 2017