Forest School Training Level 2 - Brighton (26th to 29th September 2023) Tuesday, 26th September 2023 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Price £475

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for individuals wishing to assist with the delivery of a forest school programme.

Entry Criteria: Participants need to be over 18 years of age and have experience in working with young people.

Course Layout

Four days of training in theory and practice to cover

  • Supporting Learning and Development at Forest School
  • Practical skills for the Forest school Assistant

Training days run from 9.30am – 4.30pm. This is largely an outdoor course

A Level 2 workbook should be completed within 12 months of the course start date. (Please see booking Terms & Conditions).

As part of the coursework you will need to assist with at least three forest school sessions run by a Level 3 qualified Forest School Leader and independently complete your observations and record of support.

Course Content

The Level 2 course will prepare you with the skills to effectively support a Forest School Leader in the delivery of Forest School sessions. We will discuss the Forest school approach to learning and a positive attitude to taking risk. Practical skills covered will include safe lighting, management and use of a campfire in a Forest School setting, safe use of a range of hand tools and a variety of games and activities. Also covered will be the identification of woodland flora and fauna, and sustainable use of a woodland within the context of Forest School. The course will be run on Forest School principles, so you will see the Forest School ethos in action.

Will this course lead to an accreditation?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded an AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group Level 2 Award in Forest School Programme Support (QCF)

Please note that the Level 2 qualification will not entitle you to lead your own Forest School sessions in local woodlands. If you would like to know more about Level 3 Forest School Leader training courses, please contact us.

What will I need for the course?

Please make sure you bring the following with you each day:

  • Packed lunch, cup and snacks
  • Suitable outdoor clothing for the weather conditions (trousers, not shorts)
  • Stout shoes or boots. Please do not wear sandals
  • A camera can be useful for recording some of the activities
We will be provide:
  • All required paperwork.
  • All tools and equipment for the outdoor tasks

(N.B. For a variety of reasons we would ask you not to bring your own tools)

Location: Brighton, (Venue to be confirmed)

Please read, understand and agree to our Booking Terms and Conditions below before making a booking.

To make a booking please email us here

2023 Mentoring Days at Woods Mill, Henfield

Optional mentoring day/s to assist you with the completion of your portfolio and to help with the development of your forest school.

Fridays from 10am - 3pm

17th February, 24th March, 26th May, 8th September, 20th October and/or 24th November

To book your place on one or more days please email us here
Please book as soon as possible as places are limited

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