Level 3: Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership

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Date and time
30/07/2018 - 03/08/2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location
Tintern

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Level 3: Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership

A must for everyone who would like to run Forest School in whatever setting. This accredited training course is run by experienced staff, passionate about outdoor, group-based learning and development.

The course covers woodland management, site maintenance and risk assessments, safe use of tools, species identification and how to put the forest school ethos into practice. You’ll also learn practical skills such as firelighting, campfire cooking and knifework.

To undertake the Level 3 course participants need to:

o   Be 21 years old or over

o   Have experience or knowledge of Forest School

o   Have relevant experience related to leading the groups that they work with or a minimum Level 2 child care or teaching qualification

o   Have access to a group that they can plan and run 6 Forest School sessions with

o   Have an up to date DBS (formerly CRB) check

o   Have a suitable Outdoor First Aid Qualification (or be willing to get this before starting the 6 practice sessions). Ask us for details.

Level 3 training involves:

o   8 days of tuition in the woods. This includes 2 assessments on the use of fires and tools and learning practical skills; (days are split: an initial 5 and a further 3 agreed with the group)

o   6 weekly practice sessions (and delivery of a case-study based on these sessions for a portfolio)

o   Self-study time to complete a written portfolio.

Too far to travel in? Why not stay in the beautiful Wye Valley while you train? We can let you know about local camping / glamping / local accommodation options for e.g.

Camping:  http://beechesfarmcampsite.co.uk/

Glamping: https://www.canopyandstars.co.uk/find#!SearchText=np16%207nx&display=list

Qualification

On completion of the course participants gain an Ascentis (formerly AptEd) Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership and become fully accredited and qualified Forest School Leaders.

Course cost: £900

To reserve your place rand receive a booking form please email Phoebe at: admin@forestofavontrust.org

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