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.
🟢 BLENDED training
Level 3 Forest School Leader training – Online content PLUS 4 ‘face-to face’ practical days Begins October 2021
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 Blended Forest School Training option allows you to fit the training into your life at a time that suits, whilst minimising the time required out of class/nursery/work – 4 contact days at our training centre in Churchdown, Gloucestershire. These dates are listed below:
Online course commences
End October 2021
Practical Days (x4)
Day 1 – Tuesday 19th October 2021
Day 2 – Thursday 18th November 2021
Day 3 – Monday 6th December 2021
Day 4 – Wednesday 9th February 2022
Forest School Leader training – Level 3
Followed by a practical observation at your setting
155 Guided Learning Hours
15 hours on site practical (dates starting September 2020)
130 hours supported online training
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.
This qualification provides you with the opportunity to work through the virtual classroom elements. These are fully supported by the team at Inspired Forest School Training, offering advice and coursework marking via the Google Classroom platform you will be invited to via email.
There will be practical sessions too?
Of course. At this time we are offering you the opportunity to begin your training with us and to complete the majority of the written outcomes required to reach Level 3.
We will offer you the chance to attend four days of practical training to top up and complete the course. There will be numerous dates on offer for you to choose from. These dates will be offered to you from September 2020
And whilst the lock-down continues
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, of which 3 can be achieved online. The remaining two units will be completed on the Forest School Practical Days (x2) you choose to attend in the future.
Planning and Preparation
Learning and Development
The Woodland Environment
Offering a guided, supported opportunity to train.
Learn practical skills alongside our training team.
Online training completed in your own time with a supportive community and guided assessment tasks. All online content provided equates to the an equivalent input during our Standard training, over 7 days.
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 7 days plus one observation of between 2 and 3 hours.
* Day 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.
* 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.
* 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.