Level 3 Forest School Practitioners Award
This is the nationally recognised Forest School Leader Qualification.
Completing this course will qualify participants to devise and run their own Forest school programmes. Greenbow Forest School training is as much an experience as a training course, and launches participants on a journey into the extraordinary realm of outdoor learning. Be prepared to get muddy and have plenty of fun.
Delivered by Patrick Harrison, Level 4 Forest School instructor. This is a Level 3 course, aimed at individuals who have a minimum Level 2 qualification in Youth Work, Child Care, Teaching OR relevant experience in working with children.
Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to work with children in the outdoor learning environment by:
- Fully understanding the potential of woodlands for child learning and development;
- Integrating the Forest School ethos of process versus product;
- Exploring ways to plan sessions and programmes for maximum benefit to the children
- Opening doorways to a wealth of woodland projects and experiences, using natural resources;
- Learning methods to teach, and facilitate the development of, practical skills such as tool use, fire making, knots and lashings, and erecting tarpaulins;
- Learning how to carry out activities in an environmentally-sustainable way;
- Understanding how recent research and development in pedagogy provides a powerful framework both to give a fuller perception of holistic developments and how to identify and record them.
- Learning practical methods of overseeing health and safety and carrying out risk assessments.
- Looking at the requirements for effective policies and procedures
- Learning how to assess the environmental impacts of your programmes.
The training requires a minimum investment of approximately 60 hours of portfolio input, and the delivery of six Forest School sessions for your chosen client group, minimum of two hours each.
- Initial training week, Monday to Friday.
- Portfolio development: candidates have six months to develop their portfolio and delivering the six Forest school sessions required as evidence.Trainees will be required to organise their ITC first aid training during this period.
- Assessment week, Monday to Friday.
Three further months are allowed to complete your portfolio if required.
Do not hesitate to call Patrick Harrison on 07939004971 or 01483 898734 to discuss any aspect of the training.