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Level-3 Level 3 Forest School Leader

We offer Forest School training at Level 3. This is our Forest School Level 3 Leader qualification. It is designed for professionals who want to lead independent Forest School sessions at a setting of their choice.

The course follows 5 key units of work:
– Delivery of a Forest School
– Learning and development at a Forest School
– Planning a Forest School programme
– Forest School and the woodland environment
– Practical skills for a Forest School programme


entry-criteria Level 3 Forest School Leader

Level 3 candidates must:


  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Have an interest in learning about the principles of Forest School
  • Hold a current enhanced DBS certificate
  • Be a qualified teacher, play-worker, youth-worker or support worker (to Level 2 or equivalent) or have at least two years experience of working with groups as a leader.
  • Have access to a Forest School site and a group of students to deliver practical (and assessed) sessions*
    * Please note that if you do not have access to a site that we can provide access at one of our sites
  • Complete a paediatric forest aid or outdoor (Forest School) first aid qualification in order to deliver Forest School sessions independently – CLICK HERE FOR FIRST AID


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‘Inspired Forest School Training really does live up to its name. With an inspiring course (and tutor), I have learned new skills and added another dimension to my teaching. It was lots of fun too! I would highly recommend this course.’ Kim B, Forest School Leader Level 3 trainee


This Forest School training Level 3  is:

  • 5 days on site practical experiences:
    Visit a local woodland
    – See Forest School Leaders providing sessions to their target age group in up to three location
    – Work alongside qualified teachers to support your understanding of EYFS/Curriculum links
  • Equivalent of 5 days self-directed theory coursework (see Key Units above).
  • In addition to this, you will be observed within your own setting (or ours if you do not have one), delivering a Forest School session, on a date set with your tutor.

Please be aware that it is a requirement of the awarding body that all coursework must be completed and signed off within one year of starting the course.

Failure to complete in this time frame will forfeit your qualification and you may be required to pay for and complete the course again.

Do you have a question about any of this?
Please email us and we will respond as soon as we can with an answer!
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cost Level 3 Forest School Leader


The cost of the Level 3 training course is currently being held at £935 (no vat) with an increase planned for September 2024 in line with an increase in costs for us.  We can offer this as we are a not-for-profit organisation.

Also, unlike other courses where you might have to role-play, we provide opportunities learn alongside children, therefore improving your confidence as a leader.

Having read the information, if you think that this course sounds right for you and you setting then please contact us to book a place. Here at the links you might need:

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Thank you for visiting us today and we (hopefully) look forward to welcoming you to the journey with us, here are Inspired Forest School Training – Let’s inspire together!

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