Forest School for Assistants
9:00am — 4:00pm
9:00am — 4:00pm
This rewarding and fun qualification aims to provide students with a detailed understanding of the key principles and criteria of a Forest School programme, including the underpinning planning and learning theory that supports the concept. Students develop knowledge and understanding of woodland ecology and sustainability, as well as improve and extend their practical skills in tool work, bush craft and woodland activities. It prepares students with the appropriate qualification, knowledge and skills to undertake the role of a Forest School support worker.
This course is suitable for school and college staff, parent helpers as well as volunteers and youth workers who wish to develop more in-depth knowledge of Forest School and outdoor learning.
It is an excellent route to progress training further to qualify as a Level 3 Forest School Leader.
The assessment is via completion of practical and written tasks including a portfolio of evidence.
The topics covered include:
As part of the assessment for this qualification students will need to assist with planning and delivering of three consecutive Forest School sessions. Students will additionally be require to observe and report on one participant 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.
Each of these are 3 credit units with the course totaling 6 credit units.
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
16th, 17th, 18th Oct, 6th , 7th Nov, 2023 - 9.15am – 4.15pm
29th Jan 2024 - 10.00am – 12.00pm