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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. I'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 me about payment plans then please get in touch.

I am fully committed to making my courses accesible to as many people as possible. If you like reading policies you can read more here, otherwise just drop me an email with any queries you have and I will do my absolute best to accommodate you.

 

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Course Content

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.

I have to tell you that the full name of the qualification is 'AIM Awards Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership' but that's a bit of a mouthful so I tend to shorten it!

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

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Meet Your Trainer

Jackie Roby Go Wild Forest School

Hi! I’m Jackie and Go Wild is my company. Go Wild is an accredited centre in its 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.

I teachevery aspect of the course, and I keep any hand in by running my own weekly forest school sessions in a variety of settings.

I am a lively and enthusiastic individual, and I use my obvious passion for learning in the outdoors to engage and inspire both children, adults and the occasional dog.

On paper, I am a qualified teacher, forest school leader and trainer, an outdoor first-aider, a skilled environmental educator and I have a PGDip in Education.

I have worked for many of Bristol's green institutions including the Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project, Bristol Zoo and the Wild Place Project and so I am uniquely placed to guide you on your forest school journey.

If you'd like to know how I ended up creating Go Wild, find out what motivates me by having a look at my blog.

When I’m not forest schooling, I can be found in the Wye Valley, generally getting muddy and enjoying the countryside.

Throughout your course you will be in contact with me 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.

 
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Accommodation in the Area

Accommodation in the area:

Accommodation is not included in the price of the course. Although Tintern is just 40 minutes' drive from Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and Gloucester, it's a great opportunity to stay in the beautiful Wye Valley. There are opportunities for camping at nearby Beeches FarmIf you’d like to stay with some of my firends, there’s 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, I recommend Copper Beech Cabin (at the Sculpture Garden), Birch Cottage and Hill Farm.

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Other things you should know

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. I am happy to advise about the first aid qualification so please email me to find out more.

Please note: Part of the training includes an observation of you teaching a session. For visits to groups within a 20 miles of Bristol or the Forest of Dean, there is no charge for mileage. If greater than 20 miles, there is a charge of 70p per mile. Other arrangements can be made if you live a long way away. This is a very, VERY small part of the course and shouldn't discourage you from signing up.

Get in touch to find out more, or if you have any questions.

Courses are delivered by Go Wild Education Ltd. and I do not charge VAT.

 

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Bespoke Training and Level 1 Training

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 I 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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