Forest School Leader Level 3 Training
Course Start Date: Wed 23rd October 2019
Module Dates: Wed 23rd - Fri 25th October 2019, Thur 14th - Fri 15th Nov 2019, Wed 18th - Fri 20th March 2020 and Sat 23rd -Sun 24th May 2020 (participants must attend all modules)
Times: 9am - 5pm
Tutor: Adrian Goodhand - Metabolous Education CIC/Natural Choice Training Group
* Arrangement can be made to pay by instalments.
"It has been an amazing experience, I have learnt an immense amount about Forest School, myself, the woodland sites and learning."
"Thank you so much for an excellent experience. The Sustainability Centre is great for this kind of course."
ABOUT THE COURSE
This training course is essential for anyone wishing to lead Forest School programmes in their own setting. It covers learning theory and practical skills, plus gives participants the confidence and knowledge needed to establish and deliver their own Forest School programmes.
Our Forest School Leader Training is run by experienced leader and trainer, Adrian Goodhand, and is accredited by the Open College Network West Midlands (OCNWM). Our venue is a pioneering environmental education centre within a 55 acre woodland site, where we are passionate about outdoor learning and providing high quality training. The course covers a combination of practical skills (tool use, fire lighting, campfire cooking, knot tying, identfying and using natural materials etc.) and theoretical skills (holistic development, self esteem theory, learning theory, learning through play etc.). The course also covers how to set up a Forest School programme, risk management and sustainable use of woodlands.
Our Forest School Leader (Level 3) training course is run over a number of months to help participants take on board the course learning, spread the coursework assignment load and reflect on their training. Level 3 trainees receive 10 days of training, split into 4 modules. In addition to the training days, participants will be required to set up their own 6 week pilot Forest School programme and submit a coursework portfolio within 12 months of starting the training. The course is described as 24 days worth of work - 10 days attending the training days and the rest is self directed learning time.
WHAT'S SPECIAL ABOUT OUR FOREST SCHOOL TRAINING?
LEVEL 3 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
Level 3 Forest School Leader candidates must:
- be aged 21 years or over;
- be a qualified teacher, play-worker, youth-worker or support worker (to level 2 or equivalent) OR compile a portfolio of at least 2 years experience of working with their chosen client group in a leadership capacity;
- have access to a group with whom they will run an introductory 6-week Forest School Programme.
- hold a current enhanced DBS
- hold a current and valid First Aid certificate (minimum 2-day Outdoor First Aid or 2-day Paediatric First Aid). We offer a combined Forest School and Paediatric First Aid course as an optional add-on to the Forest School Training (29th & 30th Jan 2020 at the Sustainability Centre and run by Adrian Goodhand).
ABOUT THE TUTOR
Adrian Goodhand has been practising Forest School since 2010 and delivering Forest School Training since 2014 across Hampshire and Surrey. He has over 20 years of environmental education experience. Adrian's tutoring experience doesn't stop at Forest School - he is also a qualified First Aid trainer and has tutored a range of outdoor and sport qualifications. Adrian is passionate about Forest School - Forest School for him was a life changing view of educating and engaging with the outdoors through a much wider approach than traditional learning approaches. He has set up his own Forest School company (Coast and Forest Education) and previously sat on the Forest School Association (FSA) board. His particular specialities are working with groups with special education needs on a long-term basis and sharing his knowledge and skills on the importance of physical play in childhood. Adrian takes great delight form seeing people grow with confidence and understanding during courses, training and following on.
Enquiry Form - for 2020/2021 cohort (fully booked for 2019/20)
Thank you for your interest in our Forest School Leader Level 3 training course. Please complete & submit the form below to enquire about a place on training. We will then contact you to discuss your booking.