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 my Go Wild Level 3 support group on Facebook
Ongoing individual support whilst writing your portfolio plus lots more
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. There is no longer a bridge toll on the Severn Bridge so accessing the Wye Valley is even easier.
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.