Open College Network West Midlands

Forest School training

Level 3 Forest School Leader course. 

Autumn 2020 dates (Tuesdays) September 15th, 22nd, 29th, October 6th, 13th, and 21st.  All dates must be attended.

The farm is running the Forest School Level 2 Award in Forest School Programme Support (assistant) and Level 3 Certificate in Forest School  Leadership .  


Students will learn the theory that supports the Forest School ethos including:

* Play principles

* Holistic learning

* Appropriate risk taking

* Woodland conservation 

The practical sessions cover shelter building, safe fire management, tool use and knots.  

Students use a range of hand tools including saws, drills, knives and peelers to make simple items appropriate for chosen age group.

Forest School level 2
The level 2 award is designed for those wishing to assist a Forest School leader deliver Forest School sessions.
Units for level 2 are:
* Skills for the Forest School Programme Assistant
* Supporting Learning and Development at a Forest School Programme
Entry requirements
18 years +, experience working with chosen age group.
Forest School level 3
The level 3 certificate is designed for those wishing to become qualified Forest School leaders responsible for planning and delivering Forest School sessions.
Units for level 3 are:
* Forest School Pogramme: Delivery 
* Learning and Development 
* Planning and Preparation
* Practical Skills 
* The Woodland Environment 
Entry requirements
* 19 years +, hold a level 2 qualification or above in child care, teaching, youth work, etc.  2 day first aid course including care for children which can be completed at the farm if not held already.
Level 2 Forest School: £600
Level 3 Forest School: £850
2 day first aid course: £200
Phone: 07734295144