Early Bird!  

£799 £699

This course enables you to set up and run Forest Schools sessions in your setting.

You will investigate how best to design and run a Forest School programme and look at how to approach and apply it safely and effectively.

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  • 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

  • Initial training week consisting of 5 consecutive days of training.
  • Portfolio work – candidates take away their portfolio to work on (For about 6 months)
  • Development Week- Consisting of 4 consecutive days of assessment.
  • You must return your completed portfolio to us within 3 months from the date or your assessment week. After this, you will be charged £100.00 re-registration fee. Please return your portfolio by recorded or special delivery remembering to include a copy of your first aid certificate.
  • Cancellations of the Assessment  are also subject to cancellation fees. A £50.00 re-booking fee will apply for any courses cancelled within 10 working days of course start date.

£699 (Early bird discount)

£799 within 2 months of the start of the course beginning

– per person including Training week, Development week, ongoing Support.

Price match guaranteed – we will match any other like-for-like quote for Level 3 Forest Schools Training. Please email ask for full Ts&Cs


Do you have an ITC First Aid Certificate?

You need an ITC First Aid Qualification to practice Forest Schools. You can get a discount when booking with your Level 3 Practitioners Qualification.

Very good balance of high-quality teaching and humour. Relaxed, approachable manner worked very well. Recognised individuals achievements, extremely knowledgeable” – Jackie Cunningham


Girlguiding Sheffield
Outdoor Activities Centre,
Whiteley Woods,
Common Lane,
Sheffield S11 7TG