Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders
About the event
The Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders is accredited by Open College Network West Midlands and recognised by The Institute for Outdoor Learning. This course enables you to gain a national qualification to lead Forest School activities.
Course dates (5 days) : Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th March, Wednesday 6th March and Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th May 2019 followed by a skills weekend on 21st & 22nd September 2019 (location TBC).
The Level 3 course covers;
- Understanding the Forest School ethos and approach to learning and development
- Learn how to safely establish & deliver a Forest School programme
- Practice the skills to help children learn & develop in a woodland environment
- Learn how to manage your woodland site and an understanding of ecological impact
The course content includes;
✓ 5 day initial training course covering the OCN units. This includes planning for and running your forest school, policies and procedures, risk assessment and session planning. Theories of learning and development and background to forest schools. The structure of woodland, flora and fauna identification, ecological impact and practical skills including shelters, knots, fire-lighting, hand tool use, crafts, games and use of woodland resources.
✓ Be able to plan and deliver a minimum of six consecutive Forest School sessions.
✓ Skills weekend - 2 days assessing and consolidating ideas.
✓ Complete a Portfolio alongside receiving advice and assessment.
✓ Optional mentoring days – drop in sessions, an opportunity to ask questions and receive advice on your portfolio work.
Booking is essential, total course fee is £900.00. A £200 deposit is required to confirm a place on the course.