I first heard about forest school when I was training as a teacher and I’ve never looked back. In forest school I found my element, the thing that spoke to my soul. And after years of practicing, I can now share that passion and experience with you.
If you’ve got this far but and think that forest school might be for you but are still unsure what forest school is, have a read of this blog post that will tell you excatly what I think forest school is and give you an idea of what you’ll be learning during your forest school training.
With over 5 years' experience of delivering forest school training and almost a decade's worth of experience delivering forest school sessions to a range of people, I have created Go Wild's forest school training to give you the best start on your professional journey. And after a gruelling process I am one of the first Forest School Association Endorsed Trainers in the UK and the first in Wales (woohooo!). The Endorsed Trainer programme is a quality assurance process that shows that my training is amongst the best there is.
My 2019/2020 course dates are:
Summer 2019: Part 1: 29th July - 2nd August. Part 2: 14-17 April 2020 - SOLD OUT
Autumn 2019: Part 1: 28th October - 1st November. Part 2: May 26th-29th 2020 - SOLD OUT
Spring 2020: Part 1: 6th - 10th April (includes Good Friday). Part 2: July 27th -30th 2020
Summer 2020: Part 1: 20th - 24th July. Part 2: April 6th - 9th 2021
Each year I run my award-winning Level 3 Forest School training courses during school holidays, divided into two parts. The first part consists of 5 days and covers all the theory and paperwork skills you will need, plus you begin to master your practical skills as well as playing lots of games and taking part in creative activities. The second part is your 'development days' where you will take part in as many practical activities and learn new skills such as birdsong, woodwork, outdoor cooking, woodland crafts as well as learning how to set up a forest school area and working on your portfolio.
All trainees receive 10% off other Go Wild courses and 20% off my first aid courses.
If you are at all concerned about returning to study, having to do a lot of writing, have any additional needs or physical considerations that you would like to discuss then please get in touch and start a conversation with me. I have many ways that you can submit work and I embrace technology wherever I can. I am happy to tailor the course to suit individual needs. If you'd like to read my Equality & Diversity policy, it is available here.
All courses cost £900 and are fully accredited by AIM Awards and is the Forest School Association endorsed qualification. To begin the booking process, you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £100 or you can pay in full. Please make sure you've read my Terms & Conditions then click on the button at the top of the page, choose the course and amount you want to pay and then add to your cart. If you wish to pay in installments, that's fine, just drop me an email so we can chat further. All fees must be paid before the start of your course.
my past trainees' projects
Once you've got your level 3 forest school qualification there's no end to what you can do with it. Have a look at my directory to see all the amazing projects that people who have qualified with me are doing. It's also a good place to find excellent forest school provision in your area.