Course run by David Churchward of Little Acorns Forest Schools. Little Acorns Forest Schools Ltd run the Level 3 Forest Schools Practitioner qualification which is awarded through Open Awards under contract to Forest Schools Education.  The course is split down into parts; 5 days on site training, a period of development and delivering pilot Forest Schools programmes to your own client group and a 2 day Outdoor First Aid course should you require it.  Following this you’ll come forward for a 4 day assessment course where you’ll be formally assessed in your practical abilities and your delivery of forest schools sessions using forest schools ethos and methods.  Once this is completed you will then have 3 months from the end of the course to complete the portfolio which is now fully online for assessment; on successful completion of this you will be notified and congratulated and will receive your qualification through the post.  This whole process can take up to 12 months from the initial training course but this is totally dependent on the learner.  Working hours for the course are from 0915 – 1700 daily and the course is run centrally from the Café daily.

For further information, or to book, please contact Dave on 07756 501339 or via [email protected]

Price includes first aid and assessment. Little Acorns have the following first aid date coming up:

25th-26th February 2019

18th-19th March 2019

11th-12th April 2019

2nd-3rd May 2019

23rd-24th May 2019

1st-2nd July 2019

22nd-23rd July 2019

22nd- 23rd August 2019

16th- 17th September 2019

17th- 18th October 2019

25th- 26th November 2019

Email To Book

Product Description

  • Five days initial training week
  • Four days assessment week
  • Your own Portfolio and Handout package
  • 10% Off the Archimedes Forest Schools Shop
  • Ongoing remote trainer support throughout your Forest Schools Journey.
  • On completion, the Forest Schools electronic badge of qualification.
  • Discounted rates for your Forest Schools Insurance.

The course content of this qualification is based on up-to-date research surrounding aspects of:

  • Child development
  • Personal development
  • Neuro-science
  • Educational theory
  • Woodland conservation and recreation
  • Innovative and therapeutic theory in the outdoors
  • Risk assessments to enable safe outdoor play and education

Taught Units

  • Forest School Programs and the Woodland Environment
  • Practical Skills for A Forest School Programme
  • Learning and Development at a Forest School Programme
  • Planning a Forest School Programme
  • Delivery of a Forest School Programme