This is an introductory 2-day course to explore the Forest School approach and lots of activities you can use straight away with groups.
This course is designed to give an insight into Forest School principals and an understanding of its benefits. Over the 2 planned sessions you will explore and experience a range of activities and games which you can use with your groups straight away to develop your own outdoor setting.
These skills will help you to engage with the outdoor environment and use it as a tool to facilitate learning.
This course is suitable for anyone that is currently working with groups and wants to develop outdoor nature based activities. It is also suitable for anyone that wants to explore the experience of Forest School and is interested in developing this as a new practice. No prior experience required.
The Level 1 course requires:
2 days taught time on the course
Preparation of a simple portfolio demonstrating your knowledge of Forest School principles and the observations you have made
Arranging to observe a Forest School session (you may need to be DBS checked for this).
Level 1 Award in Forest School Ethos and Principles, accredited through AIM awards - they offer the most up to date best practice version of Forest School training as agreed by the national guiding body - the Forest School Association.
With Level 3 this course qualifies you as an accredited Forest School Leader.
The course was great. Jon was a fantastic trainer and very kind and calm. I really enjoyed spending time in an outdoor environment and learning useful skills that I can apply. Thank you for a great couple of days.
Level 1 Trainee
The course was one of the most informative I have been on and allowed me to network with others from alternative provisions. The course was very flexible and adapted to everyone’s specific backgrounds
Level 1 Trainee
The course was a fantastic intro, definitely a great place to start if you are interested in forest school. The course was led really well which made it easy and fun. have gained some great skills and knowledge to use in my current role. Thank you.