Forest School Level 3 Leader Course

Forest School Level 3 Leader Course

Join us on our Level 3 Forest School course to kick start setting up a Forest School programme in your own school or centre.

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Course Overview

There are five Units of Study at Level 3:

  1. Supporting Learning, Play and Development in the Outdoors
  2. Observation and Evaluation of Outdoor Learning
  3. Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
  4. Teach Outdoor Practical Skills
  5. Forest School Leader

The course consists of:

  • Eight days training on-site at St Michael’s
  • Running a Forest School Programme in your chosen setting with associated assessment
  • Assessment of your completed portfolio

Pre-course entry criteria

  • Level 2 Qualification or appropriate experience in education, youth work, childcare etc.
    Established link with a proposed client group and a potential Forest School Site.
    21 years or over at the start of the course.
    Level 2 Qualification in Forest School, Countryside, Woodland Management etc.
    At least two years experience with client groups
    Established link with a proposed client group and a potential Forest School Site.

You will need to achieve a suitable First Aid Qualification and hold a current DBS certificate prior to starting your own FS practice. Contact us for more information about First Aid training.

Who should attend?

This course is ideal for those who would like to set up and run a Forest School programme – both SLT members responsible for implementing this in their school/setting and those who would be targeted at running Forest School sessions on a day to day basis.

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Your course leaders

The course will be led by Linda Maslin.  Linda leads a hugely successful Forest School programme at St.Michael’s. When Ofsted visited our school and judged us as Outstanding, Forest School was something that really impressed them, with it featuring several times in the report. Linda has an extensive knowledge of Forest School activities and health and safety protocols. On a daily basis, come rain or shine, she runs successful sessions for children from Reception up to Year 6 and is able to skilfully adapt activities to meet the needs of the children in her groups.

In her ‘spare time’ she is a hugely respected Scout Leader, something which only adds to her skillset as a Forest School Leader.