Introduction to Forest School (Level 1)

Introduction to Forest School (Level 1)


Bookings are closed for this event.

Monday 17 February 2020 - Friday 21 February 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

£0.00 - £250.00

Dare Valley Country Park
Rhondda Cynon Taf

Course Dates: 17, 18, 21 February 2020 (3 days).

Suitable for:

Foundation Phase and KS2 Teaching Assistants, Volunteers, After School Club workers,  child minders & Parents.

Any extra information:

Level 1 Award in Introduction to Forest School Principles (RQF)

This qualification is intended to introduce the candidate to the underlying ethos and ideas of Forest School and the use of the outdoor to aid learning.  It is suitable for all who wish to undertake an introduction to, or have an interest in teaching and learning in this sector.

Topics include:

Understanding the Forest School approach to learning, participating in a Forest School experience, woodland species identification, impact of Forest School on the woodland environment and understanding hazards at Forest School.

Assessment tasks will result in each candidate producing a portfolio of evidence meeting each assessment criteria in the unit.
This course is designed to provide an Introduction to the  Forest School Pedagogy.
Forest School training 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 & 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, mental, social and cognitive development.

The 3 day course involves:

  • 2 1/5 days practical including skills assessment.
  • Theory is completed via our E-Learning system and can be completed at own pace (submission within 1 month).
  • Most of each day is spent in the outdoors, please come prepared.
  • 1/2 day Observation of Forest School session or visit to Dare Valley Nature Kindergarten
  • Portfolio completed & Assessed by end of day 3!!!!

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