Forest School Leader (Feb Half Term)

Forest School Leader (Feb Half Term)


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Monday 17 February 2020 - Friday 21 February 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

£0.00 - £850.00

Dare Valley Country Park
Rhondda Cynon Taf

Course dates:  17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st Februrary, 2019

Suitable for: Foundation phase & KS2 Teachers and LSA / HLTA’s wishing to lead Forest School sessions.

Any extra information:

Forest School is a proven pedagogical methodology and one which has been adopted extensively throughout Scandinavia where it has become a key element of Early Years provision.

A great way to deliver the LNF, Wellbeing Act and Successful Futures ….. using the outdoors!!

Forest School provides a unique way of creating a child centred learning environment which fosters independence and self esteem in children through involvement in stimulating outdoor learning activities that enhance physical, emotional, social and cognitive development.

We are FSA South Wales Group members and Coordinators.

Start your Forest School journey with a company who has trained in Scandinavia and runs Wales only Nature Kindergarten

This course includes:

  • 4 days practical skills & underpinning theoretical knowledge development.
  • 1 day Practical Skills Assessment (21st February, 2020)
  • Documenting learning Journeys (20th February, 2020)
  • Observation techniques (20th February 2020)
  • Tutorial session to support with portfolio (TBC)
  • Observation of Forest Session at Dare Valley Nature Kindergarten.
  • Theory is completed via our E-Learning system and can be completed at own pace (submission within 10 months of start date).
  • Most of each day is spent in the outdoors, please come prepared.


This course does not include:

  • 1 day Outdoor Food Hygiene
  • 2 day Outdoor/Forest School First Aid course

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This course is intended to provide the skills and knowledge required to set up and deliver safe and effective Forest School programmes and for those who wish to become a Forest School Leader.

This qualification is composed of 5 modules of learning.

Topics include:

Unit 1: Forest School Programme: Learning & Development

Unit 2: Forest School Programme: Planning.

Unit 3: Forest School Programme: Delivery.

Unit 4: Forest School Programme: Practical Skills.

Unit 5: Forest School Programme: Woodland Environment.

Assessment tasks will result in each candidate producing a portfolio of evidence meeting  all assessment criteria across 5 units.

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We accept REACT funded placements on this course. Please not there is an additional £50 charge to cover the additional admin processes related to this fund.


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