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