Open College Network West Midlands

Forest School training

Level 3 Forest School Leader course - Spring term 2021. 

The course is run on six consecutive Wednesdays, April 21st, 28th, May 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th.  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