Created by Lily Horseman
Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership
This course is an opportunity to explore to a higher level different approaches to using the outdoor environment in a Forest School setting and is for those who and wish to coordinate, manage and lead Forest School Sessions with children, young people or adults.
Course leaders will be Lily Horseman of Kindling and Harriet Menter of Scotswood Natural Community Garden.
You will investigate how best to design and run a Forest School programme and look at how to approach and apply it safely and effectively.
This Forest School Level 3 course is aimed at individuals who have a minimum Level 2 qualification in Youth Work, Child Care, Teaching, or relevant experience in working with children.
The course content of this qualification is based on up-to-date research surrounding aspects of
Creativity and crafts
Woodland conservation and management
Innovative and therapeutic theory in the outdoors
Risk assessments to enable safe outdoor play and education
Initial training – consisting of 4 days of training
Portfolio work – candidates take away their portfolio to work on (For about 4 months)
2 days training and planning
3 more months of work on portfolios
First Aid – Candidates complete a 2 day ITC first aid course
Development Training – Consisting of 4 days.
Participants on this course will need to complete a paediatric outdoor First Aid 2 day course before completing their Forest School training. (First Aid not included in price).
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