Forest School Training

Forest School Leader Training where it belongs - In the Woods!

Greenbow Training believes there are no short cuts to learning how to be a top quality Forest School Leader.

We strive to build the belief and confidence of our trainees so that they can genuinely, and permanently, change the lives of the children in their care. This can only be achieved by developing a true understanding of innate child development. The experience of our training is unforgettable. Steeped in the atmosphere of a natural woodland environment. The sense of community, and friends you make during the training, also have longterm benefits.

We offer training both in the UK, in and around London, and abroad. We endeavor to travel to your location. Recently we have trained in Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and Brazil. Visit our Greenbow International page.

Presently Patrick Harrison and the Greenbow team are offering training for those wishing to become Forest School leaders (level 3) or assistants (level 2).

Patrick's book "Making Woodland Crafts" is available to order.

First Aid Training



Level 3 Outdoor First Aid- 2 day course. £140

Appropriate, tailored and accredited for all Forest School Leaders this comprehensive 16 hour course teaches how to apply First Aid in outdoor and remote settings. It is also suitable for those working running other outdoor activities and is approved by governing bodies across the outdoor industry. 

Over 2 days Harry will guide you through a wide range of First Aid scenarios allowing time to embed your knowledge and practice your skills and response. Please note we will spend time outdoors to enable contextual learning so please bring appropriate clothing. 

The syllabus covers:

  • First Aid Equipment

  • Assessment of the situation, prioritising and environmental factors

  • Unresponsive casualties

  • Bandaging

  • Transporting and moving casualties

  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)

  • Fractures and spinal injuries, head injuries

  • Heart attacks

  • Choking

  • Bleeding

  • Eye injuries

  • Poisoning

  • Chest and abdominal injuries

  • Sprains and strains

  • Burns and scalds

  • Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy

  • Hypothermia, Frostbite, Heat exhaustion

  • Bites and stings

  • Minor injuries

and looks at the prompt, safe and effective role of a First Aider on the scene.

In addition AED (defibrillator) training and assessment is now a standard part of this course.

The Outdoor First Aid certificate is valid for 3 years. The course also covers the syllabus for Emergency First Aid at Work and an additional certificate evidencing this if required can be provided at a small cost. 


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Harry Nutt has worked in the outdoor industry since 2005 with children, young people and adults in the woods and on the water. This quickly developed into running his own business providing long term programmes to a range of groups including those labelled with emotional and behavioural needs. He has a passion for equality and diversity and providing safe spaces for people to grow physically, emotionally and spiritually. A talented coach and enabler he brings many skills from a history of working with people in community settings for over 20 years. Harry recently embarked on a Masters degree specialising in transformative practice – illuminating the pathways of individuals and groups as we negotiate the tricky, complex, ever shifting nature of the world around us and our overwhelming desire to hold on to the illusion of control. 

Harry is a Forest School Leader trainer and assessor working alongside Patrick to bring fantastic holistic experiences, knowledge and mentoring to those wishing to start their own Forest School journey. He also runs the First Aid branch of Greenbow Training offering accredited outdoor First Aid courses that are tailored to Forest School Leader’s needs.