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MUDDY FEET® Forest School Training Courses

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MUDDY FEET® Forest School courses are immersive giving you a connection with the woodland and experience what it is like to be part of a Forest School. We work with partners to use woodland locations in your local area, all of which have been visited before your course to ensure you have the best training locations. Through these courses you will understand the Forest School Ethos, develop practical outdoor skills and be able to assist or deliver Forest School programmes. 

As part of the training we promote reflective practice for self-development and deeper learning, we know that enrolling on these courses is the start of a very exciting Forest School journey and we will support you all the way and offer you accredited progression routes and continuous professional development. 

Our tutors are professional, experienced and keep up to date by delivering Forest School programmes throughout the year as well as the development of their own professional practice and learning. 

MUDDY FEET® Forest School courses are recognised by the Forest School Association and the Institute of Outdoor Learning through our Accredited Centre Cambium Sustainable and the courses are accredited by the Awarding Body Agored Cymru. Muddy Feet is also a member of the Forest School Association. This ensures that the course you enrol on is delivered to the highest standards. 

Just to say a huge thank you for absolutely everything!  You are an incredible woman and I have learnt so much from you. You are very inspiring. 

Jade, Forest School Leadership Trainee 2021

 

I just wanted to thank you for everything, it was such a great course, I really enjoyed it from start to finish! Thank you for your support it was really appreciated. I have hung my 'works of art' up in the garden and already have great plans to make them with the  children. 

Tara, Forest School Leadership Trainee 2021

Course dates are listed at the bottom of this page

We deliver the following Forest School Courses

Forest School Taster sessions

This unaccredited course is designed to introduce the Forest School ethos to your setting, delivered as half or one-day workshops. 

This course covers

  • Introduction to the Forest School ethos
  • The benefits of Forest School
  • Identifying the skills needed for Forest School
  • Practical advice on implementing Forest School programmes
  • Experience of practical Forest School activities
  • Reflection of learning
  • Advice on next steps
  • Action planning

Contact to book

Level 2 Award in Assisting Forest School (QCF)

This 5-day course is designed for those who are assisting a Forest School Leader at Forest School, this course does not enable you to run Forest school Programmes. This is a Level 2 OCN (QCF) course accredited by Agored Cymru. This course is assessed through a portfolio and peer assessment. this course normally takes 6 months to complete. You will be required to assist in the delivery of Forest School sessions to achieve your qualification so you will need to have identified a Forest School Leader with who you can work with. 

This course is 4 Units and 9 credits and covers: 

  • Supporting Learning, Play and Development in the Natural Environment
  • Sustainable Use and Management of Natural Resources
  • Outdoor Practical Skills
  • Assist at Forest School

Entry requirements

  • 16 and over
  • Identified a Forest school Leader to work with
  • Level 1 Qualification or equivalent

Cost £650.00

Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School (QCF)

This 8-day course is for those who wish to lead Forest School programmes. This is a Level 3 OCN (QCF) course accredited by Agored Cymru. This course is assessed through portfolio, practical skill assessment days, work-based assessments and peer assessment. This course normally takes 9 - 12 months to complete. This course supports you to set up and deliver a Forest School programme so you will need to identify a site to work from before enrolling on this course. 

This course is 19 credits and covers these 5 units

  • Supporting Learning, Play and Development in the Natural Environment
  • Observation and Evaluation of Forest School
  • Sustainable Use and Management of Natural Resources
  • Teach Outdoor Practical Skills
  • Deliver Forest School 

Entry requirements

  • 19 or over
  • Level 2 Qualification or equivalent
  • Experience of working with the client group
  • A potential site and group to deliver Forest School programmes.

Cost £950.00

Blended ONLINE L3 Certificate in Leading forest school

Learn online in your own time with face to face practical skills training. 30 hours supported online learning, 2 days practical skills training. You will be required to complete 120 hours of self-led study, set up and deliver 6 Forest School sessions you will need a site and group to work with. This course is assessed by 2 days of practical skills assessment, work-based assessment and portfolio. You have 9 months to complete the portfolio.

This course is 19 credits and covers these 5 units

  • Supporting Learning, Play and Development in the Natural Environment
  • Observation and Evaluation of Forest School
  • Sustainable Use and Management of Natural Resources
  • Teach Outdoor Practical Skills
  • Deliver Forest School 

Entry requirements

  • 19 or over
  • Level 2 Qualification or equivalent
  • Experience of working with the client group
  • A potential site and group to deliver Forest School programmes.

Cost £850.00

Contact to book

Forest School Top-Up Course Level 2 - Level 3

This 5-day course is for those who have already achieved the L2 Assist at Forest School qualification and who wish to progress to Level 3 Leading Forest School qualification. This is a Level 3 course accredited by Agored Cymru. This course is assessed through portfolio, practical skill assessment, work-based assessment and peer assessment. 

This course supports you to set up and deliver a Forest School programme so you will need to identify a site to work from before enrolling on this course. 

This course is 19 credits and covers these 5  units

  • Supporting Learning, Play and Development in the Natural Environment
  • Observation and Evaluation of Forest School
  • Sustainable Use and Management of Natural Resources
  • Teach Outdoor Practical Skills
  • Deliver Forest School 

Entry requirements

  • 19 or over
  • Level 2 Forest School Assistant Qualification 
  • Experience of working with the client group
  • A potential site to deliver Forest School programmes. 

Cost £675.00

Measuring Impact in Forest School programmes 

This half-day course introduces how you can measure impact in your Forest School.

The course covers:

Why measure the impact

How to identify outputs and outcomes

Methods for collecting quantitative and qualitative data

Participatory tools for monitoring and evaluation

Using Evaluation Frameworks

Cost £45.00

MUDDY FEET® Course dates and Booking

 

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Level 2 Award in Assisting at Forest School

Dates 19, 20, 21 26th April 2021

Skills day 24th May 2021

Location: Evenley Wood Garden, Brackley

Tutor: Alexandra Williams

Booking: online or email for invoice

Cost £650.00

Course: Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School

Dates 19, 20,21, 26,27, 28th April 2021

Skills assessment days 24th and 25th May 2021

Location: Evenley Wood Garden,  Brackley

Tutor: Alexandra Williams

Booking: online or email for invoice

Cost £950.00

Level 2 Award in Assisting at Forest School

Dates: 20,21,22, 27 Sept 2021

Skills Assessment Day: 1st Nov 2021

Location: TBC, Milton Keynes

Tutor: Alexandra Williams

Booking : online or email for invoice

Cost £650.00

 

Course: Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School

Dates 20,21,22, 27, 28, 29 Sept 2021

Skills assessment days 18, 19th Oct 2021

Location: Howe Park Wood Education Centre,  Milton Keynes

Tutor: Alexandra Williams

Booking : online or email for invoice

Cost £950.00

BEDFORDSHIRE

 

Level 2 Award in Assisting at Forest School

Dates 22,23,24,28 June 2021

Skills day 12th July 2021

Location: The Leslie Sell Activity Centre, Bromham, Bedfordshire. 

Tutor: Alexandra Williams

Booking online or invoice

Cost £650.00

Course: Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School

Dates; 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 June  2021

Skills assessment days 12, 13th July 2021

Location: The Leslie Sell Activity Centre, Bromham, Bedfordshire. 

Tutor: Alexandra Williams

Booking: online or email for invoice

Cost £950.00

 

Somerset

 

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Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School

Dates; TBC

Skills Assessment days:TBC

Location: All Hallows School, Cranmore Hall
East Cranmore
Shepton Mallet
Somerset
BA4 4SF

Tutor: Alexandra Williams and Jay Croney

Booking: Online here

Cost £950.00

 

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