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 teachers, teaching assistants and early years practitioners 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.
Course beginning 9 October 2019
Training days: 10 days from October 2019 to June 2020
Venue: West Boldon Lodge, Newcastle Road, West Boldon, Tyne and Wear, NE36 0BG
Course beginning 14 November 2019
Training days: 10 days from November 2019 to September 2020
Venue: Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, Margrove Heritage Centre, Boosbeck, Saltburn, Redcar and Cleveland, TS12 3BZ.
Course beginning 5 March 2020
Training days: 10 days from March 2020 to December 2020
Venue: RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB
Course beginning 23 April 2020
Training days: 10 days from April 2020 to January 2021
Venue: Durham Wildlife Trust, Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, Chilton Moor, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear, DH4 6PU
£895 NOCN Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders
To register your interest please complete the registration form
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.
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.
Forest School Leader trainees will need to hold an appropriate First Aid qualification before leading Forest School sessions.
A 16 hour Forest School 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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