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Forest School Training

From September 2013 we will be continuing the new modular format (developed in conjunction with FSTC).  

Forest School Training image of people sat around a tree amongst the bluebellsEach module progresses on from the previous one, thereby allowing students to choose to achieve the Level 2 Assistant's Award or Level 3 Leader Certificate. Level 2 students can top up at a later date when they are ready to progress to the higher levels of training. The new modular format results in the same qualification and the same standard of training.  

The training will take place over a number of sequential 2-day training modules, which should be easier for those who work in schools to get time off for training.  In addition, the coursework requirement is split across the modules thereby removing the need to compile a single large portfolio at the end of the training.  Each module has a number of workbooks requiring short written answers to be completed.  This should ensure that students are able to complete their course whilst they are progressing through the training modules. 

The modular course still incorporates assessment of practical skills as well as the crucial leadership assessment where we assess students delivering forest school in their own setting.

We will also be running the original course which entails a five day training week and a three day assessment.


All of our Forest School training courses are accredited through the Open College Network West Midlands Region (OCNWMR).  

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External websites

  • Anubis
    A Website that specialises in first aid training and team building.
  • Council for Learning Outside the Classroom
    The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom is the national voice for learning outside the classroom
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
    Leading youth Charity the DofE gives all young people the chance to develop skills for work and life, fulfil their potential and have a brighter future.
  • Earth Education UK  
    Information on the Earth Education process - helping people to live more harmoniously with the natural world
  • Flora locale 2013 Training Programme
    The Flora locale Training programme is created for people involved in the design management and restoration of landscapes for biodiversity, whether on a farm, smallholding, village green or garden. Improve your wildflower id skills or learn how to introduce woodland wildflowers into new woods...
  • Folksy Theatre
    Folksy Theatre tour rural areas performing a range of Theatre styles from issue-based plays and Theatre-In-Education, to open-air Shakespeare productions. On this site you can find information on the company and it’s various productions, along with pictures, reviews, comments and tour dates.
  • Forest School Association
    The Forest School Association is the professional body and UK wide voice for Forest School, promoting best practice, cohesion and quality Forest School for all
  • Friends of Bishops Wood 
    Friends of Bishops Wood is a charity set up to support the work of the Bishops Wood Centre. We run regular events that are open to the public
  • Herefordshire Forest Schools
    Information and advice from Herefordshire Forest Schools
  • Institue of Outdoor Learning
    Encouraging outdoor learning by developing quality, safety and opportunity to experience outdoor activity provision
  • Learning through Landscapes
    A site dedicated to stimulating outdoor learning experiences.
  • National Grid
    Bishops Wood Environmental Education Centre
  • Planetary Voices Radio
    Tour around the Bishops Wood Environmental Education Centre
  • Tide - global learning
    A teachers' network promoting the idea that young people have an entitlement to global learning through engaging with global perspectives, human rights, sustainability and international development
  • WCC Biodiversity for Schools
    Worcestershire County Councils School and Biodiversity Section.

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This page was last reviewed 21 November 2013 at 16:55.
The page is next due for review 20 May 2015.