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november_2023 Forest School Leader Training - November 2023

Train to lead Forest School with the Level 3 qualification
What does training look like at Inspired?

Join us as you achieve your Ofqual regulated Level 3 Forest School Leader qualification. Internationally recognised, this qualification allows you to run sessions with all age ranges, in a number of countries throughout the world.

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Natalie Barnett
Inspired Forest School Training exceeded my expectations, providing a transformative experience. Passionate instructors, comprehensive curriculum, and a focus on nature connection made it outstanding. I highly recommend it for anyone seeking to create meaningful outdoor learning experiences for children. A truly inspiring journey!
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Bev Whiteside
Excellent training - thank you. Shane is a very supportive and knowledgeable trainer. I was a bit nervous about some aspects, but Shane always put me at ease, and I grew in confidence over the course of the practical days. The online assignments are well structured with lots of support and guidance.
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Alison Evans
I really enjoyed the training days they were great fun and very informative, Shane is extremely knowledgeable and taught me a huge range of practical skills and things to make, and really awoke my interest in the outdoors. Putting into practice what I have learned is fantastic, and Shane has been a very helpful guide and mentor. I agree that the coursework is time-consuming and you really need to keep on top of it. Doing this course alongside working full-time does require commitment but it is well worth it. I am excited to see where my Forest School journey now takes me - let the fun begin!!
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Emma Mesney
This course was the perfect mix of practical and theory with support if needed from the tutors. Thank you to Shane and Mark for all your guidance. I have enjoyed this course immensely and cannot wait for my next steps as a Forest School Leader!
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Carol Rushton
The Forest School Leader training provide by Inspired was detailed and thorough covering all angles from practical skills to legislation and record keeping. The practical days were enjoyable and I learned a lot of skills transferable to my own setting. Personally I would have liked another practical day as this was the part I found most useful.
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Ed Delaney
Training days are excellent. Shane is very knowledgeable and can teach you dozens of things you can do with natural materials. Being able to watch Forest School sessions in action is a great benefit to helping you understand how they are delivered and to give you an idea of how to run your own. Word of warning... the Forest School Leader coursework is not for the faint hearted and you must be willing to commit a huge amount of time to them alongside your regular working hours. It felt like taking another year of a degree at times. This is not a fault of Inspired as they provide a great online classroom to help you complete it as well as regular feedback on how to improve. Advice would be to space your work out across the year rather than in the last 6 months like I did!
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Laura Hammond
I enjoyed this course massively, the training was helpful and easy to follow.The practical days were great and I learnt so much.
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Tom Bouquet
A fantastic course. The practical days were inspiring, really enjoyable and full of ideas and tips to take away and use with my own kids (at home and at school!). This was combined with a really thought-provoking and well-organised online element. Shane and Mark were a great support throughout and if you are looking to become a FS leader then I highly recommend you do this course!
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Annabel Cox
Shane is a very knowledgeable practitioner, and has put so much thought into the content and delivery of this course. Definitely worth doing! Thanks, Shane.
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Rachel Beaton
I have learnt so much from completing the course, gaining confidence and valuable knowledge throughout my journey to become a Forest School Leader. The practical days with Shane were amazing, gaining all the skills I needed from fire lighting, learning how to tie knots, shelter building and using so many different tools. Shane was always there to help, guide and support. The most truly amazing experience. Thank you so much!
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Level 3 Forest School Leader training –
5 ‘face-to face’ practical days PLUS equivalent 5 days theory content
Begins November 2023

Train with us to be an Open College Network accredited Forest School Leader, recognised the world over. We are an award winning, accredited training provider, offering a practical setting to train alongside children.

Our award winning Forest School Training allows you to fit the training into your life at a time that suits, whilst minimising the time required out of class/nursery/work – 5 contact days – at our working Forest School training centre in Churchdown, Gloucestershire. The practical dates are listed below:

Practical Days (x5)

    • Day 1 – Tuesday 28th November 2023
    • Day 2 – Monday 11th December
    • Day 3 – Thursday 18th January 2024
    • Day 4 – Thursday 8th February
    • Day 5 – Wednesday 6th March

Forest School Leader training – Level 3

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Followed by a practical observation at your setting

  • 155 Guided Learning Hours
  • 35+ hours on site practical
  • 120 hours supported online study (self study)

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In this Forest School Leader, Level 3 course, you will learn practical skills and knowledge to work as a Forest School Leader. This will include building factual, procedural and theoretical knowledge and understanding of Forest School.

Course learning outcomes
Once you have completed the studies you should be able to:
1. understand the development of Forest School
2. be able to manage the ecological impact of Forest School
3. develop the underpinning documents required for a Forest School programme
4. plan in line with the Forest School ethos and principles

What will the course entail?
Once you have enrolled on the course we will begin guiding you through the step by step process of the training programme.

Once you have enrolled and completed payment, we will begin facilitating the completion of the theory and practical elements of the course.

The theory elements of the course are completed in your own time through self-study. Our unique approach provides learners with access to an online workbook to facilitate all elements of the studies.

All learning is fully supported by the team at Inspired Forest School Training, offering advice and coursework marking throughout. No questions too big or small.

Where will the practical sessions be?
Our 5 practical dates must be attended in full to complete the requirements of the qualification. These dates include:

  • Working in at least 4 working Forest School settings
  • Guidance and instruction on how to use at least 7 hand tools
  • Group sizes of average 8 people
  • All equipment and timber provided
And if we have another lockdown in the future?
As the Ofqual Regulated awarding organisation, we can offer extensions to deadlines. We are here to ensure you complete the course and reach your goal, whatever happens.
How many modules are there?

The Forest School Leader award (Level 3) is divided into 5 clear units. You will receive both practical and theory input to allow you to achieve each unit.

  • Planning and Preparation
  • Delivery
  • Learning and Development
  • Practical Skills
  • The Woodland Environment
What our current learners say…

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I totally enjoyed my whole Forest school experience can’t recommend it enough you will get so much out of this course. Thank you for a great time.Katy - KS1 teacher

After initial concern as to how I would fit the coursework into my busy life I am so glad I did this course. I absolutely loved it!
Shane the tutor was incredibly knowledgeable, clearly passionate, and gave clear constructive feedback where needed. I am now running sessions in school and thoroughly enjoying them alongside the children!Debs - KS2

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If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via the chat (bottom right of this page) or email [email protected]

Let’s inspire together!

Frequently asked questions

Is you setting Covid Secure?
Yes. Our setting is within the grounds of a Junior School and we will continue to implement guidance provided by the government.

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 5 days of supported online training, 4 practical days at our Forest School training centre, plus one observation of between 2 and 3 hours.
* Day 1-5: On site at our working Forest School setting in the Cotswolds and at two local Forest School settings.
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.
* Days 6-9: Online workbook, alongside unlimited email support, guides you through the theory elements of the course. This involves around 120 hours of fully support, guided learning,. Some trainees will require less time to achieve all objectives, some more.
* Observation session: Within one year. Observation 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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  • Forest School Leader training
    November 28, 2023
    9:15 am - 3:15 pm
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Next L3 course:
January '24
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