Frequently asked questions

Here we list our most frequently asked questions regarding our course, location, booking and training courses. If you have any further questions then please do not hesitate to get in contact via [email protected]

Are you offering online courses?
Yes! Our award winning courses now also includes a Blended option, accomodating the limitations of the Covid-19 restrictions.

You can train with us online – begin today for only £875 – and complete three practical session to complement your studies once restrictions allow. For further details, click here for information on our online Forest School training courses

What are the course requirements?
In order to train at Level 3, you will need to fulfil the following criteria:
* Be at least 21 years of age
* Hold/have applied for an enhanced DBS certificate
* Be qualified to Level 2 (or equivalent) or have experience of working with a group as a leader
* Hold/plan to complete a Paediatric First Aid certificate
Can I pay in instalments?
Yes! When you book, you will be invoiced for the full amount, payable within 14 days.
If, however, you would like to pay monthly then please feel free to email [email protected] to request this. Let’s inspire together!
Is this course accredited by Ofqual?
Yes. We are a Direct Claims Status setting for The Open College, providing Ofsted regulated qualifications for Forest School.
Once qualified, your achievements will be recognised in the UK and, currently, five other countries worldwide.
What is the course programme?
The Level 3 Forest School Leader course programme consists of 7 days plus one observation of between 2 and 3 hours.

tree FAQDay 1-5 : On site at our working Forest School setting in the Cotswolds
Practical experiences of setting up a Forest School site, risk taking and management of ecological impact, principles of FS, fire, tool use and training alongside children.
Sessions run by trained and practising Primary School Teachers and Forest School Leaders.


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Day 6-7: In a working woodland
Assessment in a working woodland run by one of our partners. Here you will demonstrate the practical skills taught during training.

These will include cooking over an open fire and tool management.


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Observation session: Within one year. Obs of between 2-3 hours Once you have your chosen site and group, let a few sessions run and then invite us in to complete your accreditation as a Forest School Leader.

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