Level 2 | Award in Assisting Forest School


This course covers four Units of Study at Level 2 and looks in more depth at practical skills, using the woodland as a sustainable resource and the theoretical side of planning for learning and play at Forest School. These Units are:

  • Supporting Learning, Play and Development in the Outdoors
  • Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
  • Outdoor Practical Skills
  • Assist at Forest School

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This qualification is ideal for those who would like a more in depth introductory course or who need more practical and academic experience in order to progress to the Level 3 – Certificate in Leading Forest School course. This course offers plenty of opportunities to develop your own skills at Forest School in preparation for passing those on to others at a later date. Completion of the Level 2 booklet takes place during the course and whilst assisting a Forest School Practitioner (Level 3 Trained) with planning and delivery of Forest School programmes.

For this reason you must ensure an established link with a Forest School Practitioner before coming on to the course.

Entry Qualifications Required – Established link with Forest School Practitioner. Aged 16 years and over. Level 1 qualification or equivalent (1 GCSE). Hold Current CRB Check.

A suitable First Aid qualification is useful to complement this course.

Course duration – 4 days of training, plus assisting with planning and delivery of minimum of 3 Forest Schools Sessions. This is usually a minimum time commitment of 3 x half a day.
(course is completed within six months from start date)

Course cost – £400 per person + vat

Please note this course enables you to assist at Forest Schools, and does not qualify you to run Forest Schools Sessions.

If your organisation would like to block book a course for a minimum of 10 people please contact us for further information as discounts are available.

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