The qualification is aimed at teachers, teaching assistants and youth workers who require the knowledge and skills to be a Forest School Leader and who will be planning and leading groups in a Forest School programme.
The minimum age for access to the qualification is 19.
Achievement of this qualification will give the skills and development required to plan and deliver Forest School, including organising activities and working with children and young people.
Learners will gain an understanding of the principles of Forest School and the skills required for facilitating outdoor activities. This qualification prepares learners for employment as a Forest School Leader.
Course beginning 1 March 2018
North Yorkshire Forest School Training and Durham Wildlife Trust
Training days: 10 days from March to November 2018
Venue: Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, Chilton Moor, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6PU
Course beginning 9 March 2018
Training days: 10 days from March to December 2018
Venue: RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB
Course beginning 21 June 2018
North Yorkshire Forest School Training and Groundwork South Tyneside & Newcastle
Training days: 10 days from June 2018 to February 2019
Venue: West Boldon Lodge, Newcastle Road, West Boldon, Tyne and Wear, NE36 0BG
Course beginning 22 November 2018
North Yorkshire Forest School Training and Tees Valley Wildlife Trust
Training days: 10 days from November 2018 to September 2019
Venue: Margrove Heritage Centre, Boosbeck, Saltburn, TS12 3BZ
£895 NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership
To secure a place please complete the registration form
The training is a combination of face-to-face days, staggered over a period of months, and independent study. There are theoretical and practical elements to the course and the face-to-face days are held at venues with both woodland and classroom facilities.
There are five units of study.
Delivery of a Forest School Programme
To include leading a six session Forest School programme; observing three children and assessing the impact of Forest School on the learning and behaviour; and evaluating the Forest School sessions.
Forest School Programmes and the Woodland Environment
To include learning about the ecology of woodland ecosystems; identifying a range of flora and fauna; and understanding the management of woodlands as a sustainable learning environment.
Learning and Development at a Forest School programme
To include understanding theories of learning and their application to a Forest School programme; learning how a Forest School programme can support holistic development and learning; and understanding the impact of behaviour on learning and development at Forest School.
Planning a Forest School Programme
To include learning about the ecological impact of Forest School programmes and developing a plan for the sustainable use of own Forest School area; developing policies and procedures; managing risk at Forest; and planning a six session Forest School programme.
Practical Skills for a Forest School Programme
To include learning to facilitate a range of woodland skills including the use of tools, making items using natural woodland materials, erecting shelters and managing campfires.
Forest School Leader trainees will need to hold an appropriate First Aid qualification before leading Forest School sessions.
A 16 hour Outdoor and Paediatric First Aid course is offered enabling students to gain an appropriate First Aid qualification valid for 3 years.
If you are interested in this course please contact us
This course gives participants the opportunity to find out about Forest School, learn about the benefits of the approach and gain some practical ideas.
The course is flexible in nature and is designed to meet the needs of the group. It can be a half day or a full day course.
If you are interested in this course for your group please contact us
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