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Training Courses


Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders (5 days)

23rd & 24th April, 22nd May, 18th & 19th June 2018 at Pucks Oak Barn

25th - 29th June 2018 at Nower Wood

6th & 7th October, 3rd, 4th & 5th November 2018 at Nower Wood

Level 2 Award for Forest School Assistants (4 days)

1st & 2nd and 29th & 30th October 2018 at Pucks Oak Barn

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Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.

Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand




Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor education. Promoting the reconnection between people and their natural environment is at the heart of our Forest School ethos.

For many years we have been promoting Forest Schools through our own activities and by providing training for local teachers and practitioners. We have a team of qualified and experienced Forest School Leaders who deliver programmes for early years, primary and secondary age children, as well as for young people with behavioural and special educational needs.

Forest School and Outdoor Environmental Play Licences

Surrey Wildlife Trust offer Forest Schools licences for schools and organisations with sufficient qualifications to deliver Forest Schools on a selected number of our reserves.

Find out more about our licences >>


Upcoming Forest School Training Courses

Train to be a Forest School Leader (level 3), or Assistant (Level 2) and learn about the forest school approach to learning, practical skills and woodland management, and how to establish and deliver your own programme.

Find out more about our Forest School training courses >>