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

We are a small company and an accredited centre in our own right which means that everything is kept in-house from the development of the course curriculum, to assessments and quality control, meaning that you won't find another course or company like Go Wild. All our team are level 3 qualified forest school leaders and all run their own weekly forest school sessions in a variety of settings. Throughout your course you will be in contact with your trainer and the rest of the team, as well as your fellow trainees and will benefit from online support material as well as a flexible approach to assessment styles and a personal approach to training.

Each year we run three of our award-winning Level 3 Forest School training courses. The full name of the qualification is AIM Awards Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership.

Our remaining 2018 course dates are:

Summer 2018: Part 1: July 30th-August 3rd. Part 2: 2019 April 15th - 18th 2019

Autumn 2018: Part 1: October 29th-Nov 2nd. Part 2: May 28th - 31st 2019


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 £150 or you can pay in full. Please make sure you've read our Terms & Conditions then click on the button below, choose the course and amount you want to pay and then add to you cart. If you wish to pay in installments, that's fine, just drop us an email so we can chat further. All fees must be paid before the start of your course.

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Your level 3 forest school training:

Tintern is just 40 minutes' drive from Bristol and we will have access to the beautiful gardens, fields and woodlands of the Wye Valley Sculpture Garden, 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 9 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. If you would like to talk to us about payment plans then please get in touch.

We are fully committed to making our courses accesible to as many people as possible. If you like reading policies you can read more here, otherwise just drop us and email with any queries you have and we will do our absolute best to accommodate you.


Level 3 Forest school 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
  • Access to our Go Wild Level 3 support group on Facebook
  • Ongoing individual support whilst writing your portfolio plus lots more!

To begin the booking process, please choose one of the button above and pay your £150 deposit to secure your place. If you would prefer an invoice then please click the button below.

If you'd like more infomation, please email hello@gowildeducation.co.uk or call Joss on 07931 441 884

You will need to obtain an outdoor first aid qualification before you can obtain your qualification. This is NOT included in the cost of the course. We are happy to advise about the first aid qualification so please email us or give us a call!


Bespoke Level 1 and Level 3 forest school 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.

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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 the Sculpture Garden and Kingstone Brewery. There is also dormitory accommodation available at Camp Hillcrest, and various places on AirBnB, we recommend Copper Beech Cabin (at the Sculpture Garden), Birch Cottage and Hill Farm.


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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 Education Ltd. and we do not charge VAT.

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To see what our trainees get up to once they are qualified, have a look at our Directory.

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