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Forest School Leader Level 3 Loughton Oct 24

Forest School Leader Level 3 Loughton Oct 24

Autumn course 2024 at The Hive, Loughton


Training days: 

October 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 plus two tool skills days November 5 and 6

9.00am-4.15pm each day, plus zoom portfolio surgeries after the course and a work based assessment visit.


Email to book and pay the deposit for your place. You will be invoiced for the balance nearer the course start date.


Forest School Leader training is designed for those who would like to set up and run a Forest School programme. The course is accredited by Welsh OCN ( Agored Cymru) and provides 19 credits within five Units of Study at Level 3:

  • Supporting Learning, play and development in natural environments
  • Deliver Forest School
  • Observation and evaluation of Forest School
  • Sustainable use and management of natural resources
  • Teach outdoor practical skills.


On this course you will:

  • attend six training days which consist of theory and practical skills.
  • attend a two day practical skills assessment
  • complete a portfolio of evidence.
  • attend zoom surgery sessions to support you to complete the portfolio
  • run a Forest School pilot programme in your chosen setting
  • have a work based assessment by your Forest School trainer during your pilot programme

This course is equivalent to an 'A' Level and trainees have nine months from day one of the course to complete the course. 

We strive to support all trainees to succeed and inclusivity is key to our approach. 

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  • Location of training

    Forest School training site is The Hive in the Forest, Loughton with access to the ancient woodland of Epping Forest and with indoor and outdoor facilities, Forest School site and ponds. 

    Address: The Hive, Church Road, High Beach, Loughton, Essex, IG10 4AJ

    To see facilities that The Hive has to offer, please see here 



    Email to book and pay the deposit for your place. You will subsequently be invoiced for the balance.

    Payment plans are available. Please contact Laura for details.



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  • Course requirements READ BEFORE BOOKING

    To book on this course you must have

    • established link with a proposed client group ( maximum group size of 16 participants)
    • potential Forest School site
    • be over 18yrs old at the start of the course


    • Level 2 qualification or appropriate experience in education, youth work, childcare etc.


    • Level 2 qualification in Assist in Forest School, countryside and woodland management


    • at least two years experience with client group


    After the training course and before starting your pilot Forest School programme, you are strongly advised to achieve a suitable First Aid qualification and hold a current DBS certificate. This is the responsibility of the setting.

    I offer regular Forest School first aid courses through with Peritia Training.

    If you have any queries with the course requirements, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me so we can discuss your situation and find a solution.

  • Discount for Level 2 Forest School trainees

    I offer a discount of 10% off the full price of the Level 3 training to Cambium trainees who have completed the Level 2 Assist at Forest School course with me and Forest School training Essex. Please email for details.

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