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Forest School Leader Level 3 Summer 2024

Summer course 2024


Training days: 31 July, 1, 2, 6,7, 8 August

 plus two tool skills days August 27 and 28

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


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


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 Kendall Church of England Primary School, Recreation Rd, Colchester CO1 2HH.

    Kendall has an extensive woodland and delivers Forest School and outdoor learning for every pupil every week.

    Training can also be carried out at your site for four to eight trainees. Please contact to discuss details


    Click here 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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