Welcome to your Forest School journey!

We now offer a blended approach with courses completed via a mix of E-Learning, online tutorials & practical training days as part of a well-rounded self-directed study programme that is flexible, inclusive and enables you as the learner to choose the pace of your learning and to join us on your study programme throughout the calendar year.

Suitable for: Adults wanting to lead inclusive, learner-centred approaches in the outdoors e.g. Childcare practitioners, health practitioners, teaching professionals and outdoor professionals.


  • In Person Practical Days: (9.30am-4pm) June 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
  • Practical Assessment Day: (9.30am-4pm) 20th June, 2024
  • Study Visit to undertake observation at Dare Valley Forest School (Monday or Tuesday during Practical Skills Training Week).
  • Theory is completed via our E-Learning system and can be completed at own pace (submission within 9 months of the start date).

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. 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.


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