Level 3 Forest School Training

QNUK (RQF) Forest school Leader

Mentored by

Adrian Goodhand

Organisation links
Location address: Fontmell Magna, SP7
Chosen age group:

Ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Fontmell Course £900
Next date: None - Register your interest
A summary
This training course is essential for anyone wishing to lead Forest School programmes in their own setting. It covers learning theory and practical skills, plus gives participants the confidence and knowledge needed to establish and deliver their own Forest School programmes. Our Forest School Leader Training is run by experienced leader and trainer, Adrian Goodhand, and accredited by the awarding body QNUK. Adrian is also registered with the Forest School Association, stage 1, as he is currently working to become an approved trainer. The course covers a combination of practical skills (tool use, fire lighting, campfire cooking, knot tying, identifying and using natural materials etc.) and theoretical skills (holistic development, self esteem theory, learning theory, learning through play etc.). The course also covers how to set up a Forest School programme, risk management and sustainable use of woodlands. ​Our Forest School Leader (Level 3) training course is run over a number of months to help participants take on board the course learning, spread the coursework assignment load and reflect on their training. Level 3 trainees receive 10 days of training. In addition to the training days, participants will be required to set up their own 6 week pilot Forest School programme and submit a coursework portfolio within 12 months of starting the training. The course is described as 24 days worth of work - 10 days attending the training days and the rest is self directed learning time. Mondays; April 17 and 24th, May 8th, 15th and 22nd, June 5, 12th and 19th, July 3rd, 10th. Trainees must attend all dates. July 17th as a reserve date for any previous weeks cancellations due to weather conditions. Cost £900 includes registration and certification fees. This qualification is available to those over 19 years, however Forest School Leaders are required to be 21 years of age. Learners should be at least a level 2 numeracy and literacy or equivalent.
About your mentor
Adrian Goodhand
Forest School Practitioner, Trainer & IQA
I have been practising Forest School since 2010 and delivering Forest School Training since 2014 across Hampshire and Surrey. I have over 20 years of environmental education experience. My tutoring experience doesn't stop at Forest School - I am also a qualified First Aid trainer and has tutored a range of outdoor and sport qualifications. I am passionate about Forest School - Forest School was a life changing approach to educating and engaging with the outdoors through a learner led approach and investigative in design rather than traditional learning styles in outdoor education. My own Forest School company (Coast and Forest Education) and previously sat on the Forest School Association (FSA) board. My particular specialities are working with groups with special education needs on a long-term basis and sharing knowledge and skills on the importance of physical play in childhood. I take great delight from seeing individuals grow.
Learning aims
Aim 1
-Understand the structure of woodlands. -Know how to identify a range of flora and fauna and understand the importance of identification. -Understand the management of woodlands as a sustainable learning environment. -Understand the importance of the relationship between Forest School and the woodland environment.
Aim 3
-The learner will: Be able to apply a range of practical skills relevant to a Forest School programme. -The learner will: Know how to facilitate a range of practical skills relevant to a Forest School programme in line with the Forest School ethos and principles.
Aim 5
The learner will: Be able to facilitate an ‘Introduction to Forest School Programme’ according to the Forest School ethos and principles. -The learner will: Be able to assess the impact of the ‘Introduction to Forest School Programme’ on participants. -The Learner will be able to evaluate an ‘Introduction to Forest School Programme’.
Aim 2
-The learner will understand the Forest School Principles and holistic approach to learning and development in relation to an ‘Introduction to Forest School Programme’. -Understand the value of the play process at Forest School. -The learner will: Understand relevant theories of learning and development and their application to Forest School. -The learner will: Understand the impact of behaviour on learning and development at Forest School. -The learner will: Know how to reflect on own Forest School training.
Aim 4
-The learner will understand the development of Forest school. -The learner will be able to manage the ecological impact of a Forest School programme. -The learner will be able to develop the underpinning documents required for a Forest School programme. -The learner will be able to plan a Forest School programme in line with the Forest School ethos and principles.
Pricing information
Ticket nameFontmell Course
Where we'll be
Spread Eaglehill, Fontmell Magna, Dorset, SP7
Enhanced DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit

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Cancellation Policy
These must be agreed to by the candidate and, where funded by an employer, a person with authority to agree to these conditions; otherwise the candidate will be held wholly responsible for this agreement. Policies: All learners are directed to our Centre policies here https://coastandforest.co.uk/about/coast-and-forest-education-policies-and-proceedures/ Attendance: Attendance at all the sessions is necessary to complete the qualification. If candidates are unable to attend they may be required to attend catch up training at a later date for which there will may be an additional charge. This is subject to suitable course places being available, and no guarantees are made regarding the availability of courses. Submission of work: Work must be submitted on the dates requested. Candidates will be required to submit an extension request form for exceptional circumstances. This is subject to the Director’s approval. Late submissions when not for exceptional circumstances will incur a fee of £50.00 Period of completion: Completed portfolios and work must be completed and submitted in the required format on the dates specified by the Assessor. Portfolios which are not structured in the required format preventing the Assessor and Internal Quality Assurer from locating evidence effectively will be returned to the student. This may incur additional charges. Postponed submissions Those wishing to extend /delay submission must in the first instance request an extension as detailed above. If work is submitted more than six months after the original submission date then a further registration fee of £100 will be required. Substantial delay may risk leaving your work invalid for award. Payment of fees Full payment of fees must be made before the start date of the course. COMPLETION OF THIS APPLICATION FORM DEMONSTRATES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF OUR POLICIES, T & C’S

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