We love Forest School, and we love teaching adults, and now we get to teach you how to do it!

We've teamed up with the Forest of Avon Trust to offer Ascentis accredited Level 3 Forest School training. We're offering three courses for 2017 in Tintern:

  • 24th - 28th July and 11th September, 9th October, 6th November
  • 23rd - 27th October, 10th, 17th and 24th November

Tintern is just 40 minutes' drive from Bristol and we will have access to the beautiful gardens, fields and woodlands of The Nurtons, NP16 7NX.

On this course you will learn everything from woodland management, site maintenance and risk assessments, to the safe use of tools, species identification and how to put the forest school ethos into practice. We'll even teach you practical skills such as firelighting, campfire cooking and knifework.

The course includes a total of 8 days of tuition and assessment, plus an onsite observation, ongoing tutorial support and will help you to develop a written portfolio of your forest school work.

The cost of the course is £900.

Course content includes:

  • Learning the ethos of Forest School and what this looks like in practice
  • An introduction to the woodland environment and how to care for it
  • Flora and fauna identification skills
  • All you need to know about the health and safety element of running Forest School, including risk assessments and safe use of tools and fire
  • An overview of learning theories relevant to Forest School and how to put these into practice
  • Ideas of activities and crafts that you can use in your sessions
  • Plenty of opportunity to practice skills and ask questions
  • Ongoing support whilst writing your portfolio plus lots more!


To book or to find out more, email:                             hello@gowildeducation.co.uk or call 07931 441 884

Or use our contact form →


PLEASE NOTE: Part of the training includes a site and session assessment. For visits to groups within 20 miles of Bristol or the Forest of Dean, there is no charge. If greater than 20 miles, there is a charge for additional time and mileage of 70p per mile that will be added to the course fee.

Courses are delivered by Go Wild Training Ltd. and are VAT exempt.


Bespoke Level 1 and Level 3 Training, INSET and twilight sessions

If you have five people or more who want either level 1 or 3 Forest School training, INSET or twilight session, then we can create a bespoke course for you at a time that suits you. Please email hello@gowildeducation.co.uk with your requirements.



Accommodation in the area:

Although Tintern is just 40 minutes' drive from Bristol, it's a great opportunity to stay in the beautiful Wye Valley. There are opportunities for camping at nearby Beeches Farm or glamping in Belle tents or cabins, most of which are on the same site as Kingstone Brewery.


Thank you so much for such an awesome 2 weeks, I truly cannot wait to get going with the next stage of my Forest School journey. The course was everything I wanted, and more. It’s one thing delivering a course to people attending because they need new skills and knowledge, it’s another delivering to those attending because they have a desire for it to be the start of something big and new, to change their path in life - and I know I speak for everyone when I say your approach, style and just general loveliness meant we are all on a solid track to doing just that!!! Please pass on my thanks to Joss and Becs also, who both added much joy and thought provoking discussions. It really was an ‘awesome’ 2 weeks - and it’s just the beginning.
— Leanne
I thoroughly enjoyed the training, a thought the teaching was excellent and can’t wait to share some of the activities with the children I teach!
— Eliza
I feel like this course has reinvigorated my passion for working with children. It has echoed all of the educational philosophies and ethos that I fell in love with at university and that were slowly chipped away at while being in ‘the system’. I am so grateful for taking the big scary step of leaving my secure but damaging job, there were many reasons not to take this leap, but as one of my fellow Forest School trainees said to me: Nic, but what if it’s amazing?
And so far, it is.
— Nicola
All portfolios are to a very high standard as is the Assessor and IV feedback.
— Sue Hooper-Lawrie, Standards and Quality Improvement Manager, Ascentis