Introduction to Forest School
Level 1 ‘Introduction to Forest School’ is the perfect course for practitioners interested in starting their outdoor learning journey. It provides learners with an introduction to skills and knowledge required for learning in the outdoors and an understanding of the Forest School ethos.
The qualification aims to encourage personal growth and engagement, while meeting career aspiration and development. The course meets objectives outlined in the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto, 2006 setting out a vision to enable every young person to experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of their learning and personal development.

We consider the differences between forest school and outdoor learning, valuing the benefits of a range of approaches while focussing on the unique and inspirational ethos set out in the FSA‘s Forest School principles.
Entry criteria for Level 1:
Be over 14 years old.
Enjoy working outside.
Have suitable outdoor clothing.

The course
Two day taught sessions in the Dragonfly Wood
Additional self study to complete the evidence document for submission.
Cost: £150 (includes the registration and certification with NOCN)


Level 2 Award in Forest School Programme Support
Level 3 Award in Forest School Programme Leadership

 Please note that completion of the Level 1 course at the Dragonfly Wood reduces the cost of Level 2 and Level 3 courses.


Next steps… Contact the course tutor to receive advice, the full course outline, recommended kit and dates for the next course.