Certificate for Forest School Leaders
9:15am — 4:15pm
9:15am — 4:15pm
This rich and rewarding qualification is designed provide students with the practical skills, learning and development theory as well as essential woodland ecology and management understanding needed to plan and deliver Forest School programmes. The qualification prepares students to plan and deliver Forest School activities for children, young people or adults in an outdoor learning environment. Successful completion of this course will provide students with the qualification required to gain employment as Forest School Leader, in a school environment, with outdoor education providers or as independent practitioner.
To provide learners with an understanding of the principles of Forest School and the skills required for facilitating outdoor activities using a Forest School approach. Develop the knowledge, understanding and theories required to plan and deliver a Forest School programme, be able to monitor and support students’ progress and maintain an ecologically sustainable environment.
The assessment is via completion of practical and written tasks including a portfolio of evidence.
As part of the assessment for this qualification students are required to plan and deliver a six consecutive session Forest School programme. Students will additionally be require to observe and report on the learning and development of three participants during these sessions. This component of the course is undertaken as independent work by the students. Support and guidance will be provided by the course tutor.
This is an 18 credit unit course.
You can also choose to study your Forest School First Aid course with us.
Please do not delay your booking – to guarantee your place, please book 2 weeks in advance of course date
|Dates & Location||
23rd October, 2023 - 15th March, 22024
Onsite Attendance dates:
9.15am – 4.15pm
23rd, 24th, 25th Oct, 13th, 14th, 15th 21st, 22nd Nov, 11th, 12th Dec 2023,
(remove 26th, 27th Feb 2024)
10.00am – 12.00pm
15th March 2024
One Garden - Stanmer Park Campus
If you are unable to attend the above dates or the date you would like to attend is full please register your interest here.
10 days per course (see exact dates above), plus tutorials.
There are no specific entry requirements however learners must be 21+
Plumpton College recommend students have prior experience in the education or wildlife sector, for example Qualified Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Youth workers, Forest School Volunteers, Outdoor Educators, Education/Wildlife Officers, Rangers or Ecologists.