Forest School Training

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Forest School Training Courses

Are you feeling inspired to learn more about Forest School? 

Our 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. 

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

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

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Level 2 Award in Assisting Forest School (QCF)

This 4 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 who you can work with. 

This course is 8 credits and covers these units

  • Supporting Learning, Play and Development in the Outdoors
  • Sustainable Use 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 £400

Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School (QCF)

This 7 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 14 credits and covers these units

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

Entry requirements

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

Cost £800 

Forest School Top Up Course Level 2 - Level 3

This 4 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 14 credits and covers these units

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

Entry requirements

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

Cost £675.00

Outdoor First Aid Training

This Outdoor First Aid course is suitable for anyone involved in outdoor activities or remote work such as mountain leaders, ski guides, forest school leaders, canoe instructors and mountain guides. This course includes common first aid treatment specifically for an outdoor setting. this course is delivered mainly outdoors, so wrap up warm!

Cost £135.00

 

Measuring Impact in Forest School programmes 

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

The course covers:

Why to measure 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

Course dates and Booking

 

Buckinghamshire 

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Course: Outdoor First Aid (16 Hour)

Location: Quarries Scout Campsite, Stratford Rd, Cosgrove, Milton Keynes MK19 7JA

Dates: 9/10th November 2019

Tutor: Bruce Petty  Invenio Training 

Booking: online or email for invoice

Level 2 Award in Assisting at Forest School

Dates: 23,24.25th March and Skill Assessment day 27th April 2020

Location: Howe Park Education Centre, Milton Keynes

Tutor: Alexandra Williams

Booking : online or email for invoice

 

Course: Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School

Dates: 23, 24, 25,  30, 31 March and Skill Assessment days 27th, 28th April  2020

Location: Howe Park Education Centre , Milton Keynes

Tutor: Alexandra Williams

Booking : online or email for invoice

 

Course: Level 2 - Level 3 Top Up

Dates: 30, 31st March and Skill Assessment days 27th and 28th April 2020

Location: Howe Park Education Centre, Milton Keynes

Tutor: Alexandra Williams

Booking : online or email for invoice

Bedfordshire 

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Level 2 Award in Assisting at Forest School

Dates: 7th, 8th, 9th October and Skill Assessment day 11th November 2019

Location: The Leslie Sell Activity Centre. Molivers Lane, Bromham Bedford, MK43 8LD

Tutor: Alexandra Williams

Booking : online click here or email for invoice

 

Course: Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School

Dates: 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th ,15th October and Skill Assessment days 11th and 12th November 2019

Location: The Leslie Sell Activity Centre. Molivers Lane, Bromham Bedford, MK43 8LD

Tutor: Alexandra Williams

Booking : online click here or email for invoice

 

Course: Level 2 - Level 3 Top Up

Dates: 14th, 15th  October and Skill Assessment days 11th and 12th November 2019

Location: The Leslie Sell Activity Centre. Molivers Lane, Bromham Bedford, MK43 8LD

Tutor: Alexandra Williams

Booking : online click here or email for invoice

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