Forest School

Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders training course, Leatherhead

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9.30am - 4.30pm
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About the event

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. 

This modular course will run on the following 5 days : Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th  April and Tuesday 18th, Wednesday 19th & Thursday 20th May 2021 at Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, Leatherhead, followed by two further skills days on Weds 6th & Thurs 7th October 2021 at Bay Pond Nature Reserve, Godstone.

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 the ecological impact

The course content includes;

5 day initial training course covering the Open College Network West Midlands units. This includes planning for and running your forest school; policies and procedures, risk assessment, 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 – an opportunity to ask questions and receive advice on your portfolio work.

Booking is essential, total course fee is £950.00. A £200 deposit is required to confirm a place on the course.

Please contact Victoria Pinder at for a booking form

All Trust events and activities taking place from 1st April 2021 onwards will be carried out in line with current government guidelines and Health & Safety practices at that time.  As this will change over the coming weeks and months, we ask that you check regularly on the website for updates as any of these events may be subject to change or cancellation. Please help to protect our staff and other members by not attending any of these events if you or anyone in your household is feeling ill or have symptoms of Covid-19.  Full details of Health & Safety measures taken with all Adult Learning courses will be provided to each delegate prior to the event start date.


Phone number

01483 663300


£950 (a £200 deposit is required to confirm your booking)

Additional booking information

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What to bring

Wear suitable outdoor all weather clothing and footwear

Parking information

Parking available on site


Accessible toilet

Contact us

Victoria Pinder
Contact number: 01483 663300