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NOCN Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders

The NOCN Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders is designed for learners who will be planning and leading groups in a Forest School programme. The qualification is aimed at adults (including, but not limited to, teachers, teaching assistants, early years educators, support workers and outdoor instructors) who require the knowledge and skills to be a Forest School Leader.

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.

Dates and Venues:

Starting 15 May 2024
Training days: 10 days from May 2024 to January 2025
Venue: Northdale Horticulture, Northallerton, DL7 0LQ

Starting 3 June 2024
Training days: 10 days, June 2024 to March 2025
Venue: RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate, HG3 1QB

Starting 1 October 2024
Training days: 10 days from October 2024 to May 2025
Venue: Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, Margrove Heritage Centre, TS12 3BZ

Starting 4 November 2024
Training days: 10 days from November 2024 to June 2025
Venue: RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate, HG3 1QB

Cost:

£995 NOCN Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders

To register your interest please complete the registration form

The Programme of Study:

Training is a combination of face-to-face days, with training sessions in the main taking place in woodland settings, and independent study.

There are five units of study.

Forest School Programme: Delivery

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: 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.

Forest School programmes: Learning and Development

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.

Forest School Programme: Planning and Preparation                

To include learning about the ecological impact of Forest School programmes and developing a plan for the sustainable use of own Forest School site; developing policies and procedures; managing risk at Forest; and planning a six session Forest School programme.

Forest School Programme: Practical Skills

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.