Forest School Programme Leadership Award


Level 3 training qualifies a learner to lead forest school sessions with their chosen client group. If you are interested in setting up a forest school or starting forest school activities with early years, primary and secondary children this course is designed for you.
Course content includes: the woodland environment, using natural materials, fire-lighting, risk and safety, the forest school ethos, planning and evaluation of forest school activities, campfire cooking, sustainable woodland site management, play and learning theories, forest school research, character development through forest school.
Please see the full course outline for detailed content.
Entry criteria for Level 3:
Hold a current DBS certificate (or Disclosure Scotland Certificate)
Have at least 2 years experience of working with children/young people.
Be aged 21 or over.
Have suitable outdoor clothing.Have, or be in the process of acquiring, a current valid First Aid certificate.
The course:
Nine full day practical training sessions in the Dragonfly Wood, with one-to-one tutorial time and practice feedback during the six week placement. Tutor visit to your local outdoor learning site.
Additional self study to complete the evidence portfolio for submission (ten months after the course start date), with ongoing support throughout the course as required.
Six week placement experience during the course, at your own site, or at the Dragonfly Wood site. We can help find a group for you if needed. 

£850 (includes the registration and certification with NOCN). Please note that completion of the Level 1 and 2 course at the Dragonfly Wood reduces the cost of the Level 3 courses.

Top up from Level 1 to Level 2: £300
Top up from Level 2 to Level 3: £400
Discounts are available for additional practitioners attending training from the same school, and for ACCT schools.

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