Trainer’s Network

We work with members of our Cambium associate trainers’ network across the UK to deliver quality training at a location near you.

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Essex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity established in 1957 for the people and wildlife of Essex and is part of a network of Wildlife Trusts throughout the UK. It has a strong education programme of 18 staff and 10 visitor centres and has the Quality Badge awarded by the Learning Outside the Classroom. The Outdoor Learning team are a team of five managed by Laura Harvey delivering Outdoor Learning workshops and Forest Schools visiting over 100 schools per year. They have six members of staff trained Level 3 Forest School and have been delivering Forest School sessions since 2008. Laura Harvey is on the steering group of the Essex Forest School Association and Essex Wildlife Trust has a strong presence in Environmental Education groups throughout Essex.

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Get Out of the Classroom wants both the young and the old to rediscover their local outdoors by providing adventurous, creative opportunities to engage. We provide Training for educational professionals in the outdoors and sessional work both short term and long term for children.

We want to ensure you get the best of your outdoors, our background in environmental conservation and hard and soft landscaping means we can work with you to implement and make best your outdoor space for you and the children you work with.

Get Out of the Classroom is based in Dudley, West Midlands

Gwent Wildlife Trust

Gwent Wildlife Trust has been going since 1963 protecting and enhancing the wildlife in Gwent (South East Wales) by managing nature reserves.

In 2006 we started a formal education programme at Magor Marsh reserve that has been funded by Natural Resources Wales ever since.

We see 2,500 children from schools, colleges, nurseries and home educated families and deliver a range of curriculum led and forest school activities. We also deliver teaching training and workshops about outdoor learning and school grounds development.

We also have an education centre at Ebbw Vale that is delivering teaching to schools in Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen areas with Lottery funding. Our wildlife quiz for primary schools is seriously popular and the family fun days attract visitors from far and wide. The 3 education staff are helped by numerous volunteers of all ages.

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Newport City Council’s Green Services deliver a range of services across Newport, including biodiversity, public rights of way, trees, nature reserves and landscape architecture. Part of the work of the biodiversity team involves working closely with the schools in Newport, supporting them in developing their schools grounds for wildlife and education. The unique Biodiversity in Schools Officer post has been in existence since 2009, with the sole aim of supporting schools in wildlife habitat creation, forest school delivery and using their grounds for outdoor learning. The Biodiversity in Schools Officer has been working alongside Gwent Wildlife Trust for many years, and since 2014 we have been delivering Outdoor Learning Practitioner courses on behalf of Cambium, in South East Wales.–Parks/Biodiversity/Biodiversity.aspx

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Rooted Forest School

We are a Herefordshire based Forest School, training and outdoor education organisation run by Sam Goddard.

We have been actively involved with the development and provision of Forest School across Herefordshire for a number of years. We work from sites around the county and specialize in mobile provision, accessing woodlands near to you, keeping transport costs to a minimum. We can provide a full programme of Forest School sessions, ranging from one off experiences to a fully integrated rolling programme developing through several years. We cater for all ages, having worked with children as young as 12 months, right through Primary School, Secondary School, adults even up to older people, working with residential care homes in the area.

We also work in partnership with Cambium to provide Outdoor Learning and Forest School training at various locations around the UK:

  • Forest School Training – Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3
  • Outdoor Learning Training – Level 2 and Level 3
  • Inset and CPD Training
  • 14 – 19 Young Person Courses

07891 173 950

Julia ButlerSeed to Tree Forest School

Seed to Tree Forest School is based in Bath and North East Somerset and delivers Forest School and Outdoor Learning programmes and training locally and regionally in the South West.

Seed to Tree Forest School is run by Level 3 practitioner Julia Butler. Sessions provide opportunities for:

  • creative learning and play outdoors
  • learning and developing practical skills
  • improving health and well-being
  • supporting, extending and enriching curriculum areas
  • deepening our connection to nature and local environments

We offer:

  • Forest School and Outdoor Learning programmes in schools
  • Workshops, taster sessions and one-off events
  • Staff development and training, inset days, support with grounds development
  • OLP Training in partnership with Cambium

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Wild Learning, connecting adults and children with their local outdoor spaces. We specialise in Natural Play and Outdoor Learning, with this aim, we offer a wide range of events, activities and training courses all designed to enjoy whilst learning and help us reconnect with our local wild spaces.

We offer Forest School Leadership and Assistant training and a range of practical skills day courses. Each course offers the opportunity to learn hands-on skills such as shelter building, using tools with green wood, campfire cooking and many more. We also offer many events for children and “made-to-measure” Wild Birthday parties, all hosted at our local organic farm.

Wild Learning is based in Warwickshire

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We are a team of five Forest School practitioners who operate under the umbrella of Stockport’s Behaviour Support Service. This evolved from a small intervention group into a much bigger project where we offer Forest School delivery, training and support to schools and specialist settings within Stockport LA and the surrounding areas. We work with the full age range of school-aged pupils and these groups include smaller group intervention to larger mainstream groups of up to 15 pupils.

The team are all Level 3 or 4 qualified and come from diverse backgrounds including education, bush craft and countryside management practice. This range of skills and background is one of the many strengths of our team. We are passionate about the ethos and principles of Forest Schools and believe that the approach offers a unique and transformation opportunity to our participants.

BSS Forest Schools in based in Greater Manchester.

Contact: 01614 374 956 opt 2


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Forest School SNPT

Forest School SNPT is a charity that has been providing inspiring approaches to outdoor learning and play since 2001. We train others in how to use these approaches through a wide range of courses and deliver projects to children and young people of all abilities. We offer a range of training from accredited Agored Cymru Forest School and Outdoor Learning training to shorter continuous professional development courses on subjects such as ‘Working Outdoors with Children with Additional Learning Needs’ and ‘Literacy and Numeracy in the Outdoors’.

Our office is based on the beautiful Gower AONB coast near Caswell Bay and Bishop’s Wood Local Nature Reserve. This proximity to the coast also allows us to offer the new Coastal School Assistant and Leader units and we also use a number of other sites across South Wales for our projects and training. We have a team of fully qualified trainers and Forest School leaders with a huge number of years of experience working with a wide range of groups.

Forest School SNPT is based in Swansea, South Wales.

Contact: 01792 367 118

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Muddy Feet Training is an Outdoor Learning and Forest School training and delivery company based in Oxfordshire. We are experienced in delivering training and learning opportunities for all ages. We offer practical and professional experience to ensure you succeed, connect with the outdoors and each other! We deliver a comprehensive range of services including L3 Forest School training and L2 Outdoor Learning Practitioner Training which we deliver in partnership with Cambium. Muddy Feet Training is run by Alexandra Williams a graduate for Environmental and Resource Science.

Alex has experience working with communities both in deprived areas of the North West and overseas. Alex worked in the UK charitable sector for 11 years, in a range of roles, but always working with communities and with a strong emphasis on training and learning. Alex is a qualified PTLLS trainer and A1 Assessor, and has experience of delivering a range of training programmes, including Princes Trust Team programme, Spaces by Design, project management, group work, community development, events, consultation techniques, and team building.

She is qualified in First Aid At Work, Outdoor First Aid, NOCN Level 3 Forest School, CIEH Food Safety, A1 Assessor Level 3, CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership (QCF), and outdoor therapeutic interventions. Alex is currently undertaking her Forest School trainer L4 qualification.

Timber Wolf Forest School


Timberwolf Forest School provides support and training throughout the year. Courses are flexible, therefore meeting your needs and requirements for training dates. Courses are run in Woking and surrounding area.

Why Timberwolf?

North American cultures value nature and refer to distinct species, plant or animal for inspiration and guidance. The Timberwolf is defined as a teacher or pathfinder, and a representation of self-esteem.

Timber Wolf Forest School is based in Woking, Surrey.


Brightwood Training

Training that inspires, transforms and makes a difference.

Brightwood Training is driven by the principles that training must be backed by proven research and attain the outcomes you want.

We are an established training and outdoor development consultancy led by Vicki Stewart, MA, IOL, FSA.

We are based in North Wiltshire near Swindon using National Trust Woodland, on the Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire border and work with partners in the region from Hereford to Windsor.

We deliver Forest School Training Levels 1-3 and Outdoor Learning

Practitioner Training Levels 2-3; Challenging Behaviour in the Outdoors; Stress and Resilience; Wellbeing; and facilitation Skills.  We run successful  certificated professional development days for outdoor learning, forest school, practical skills with whittling, knots and bushcraft; conferences and workshops.  We work with a range of educational settings from pre-schools, nurseries; primary and secondary schools; Special Educational Needs, Social, Emotional and Mental Health and Pupil Referral Units to youth and community groups; colleges an
d Universities.

Vicki began her career as an RAF Training Officer qualified and experienced to design and deliver leadership, teambuilding (including psychometric approaches) and outdoor development programs.  She completed her Masters in Development Training Outdoors at the University of Cumbria where she subsequently taught until setting up Brightwood Training in 2009. She is a member of the Institute of Outdoor Learning and is the Forest School Association Representative for Wiltshire.

Bus Stop Forest School Training – Kate Rice

Bus Stop Forest School Training offers a unique training experience in partnership with Cambium Sustainable, Outdoor Schools. We offer Forest School training courses from Level 1 -3 including taster sessions, weekend workshops and team building days all in the beautiful National Trust grounds of the Polesden Lacey Estate in Bookham Surrey.

We offer training to groups and individuals, we have a flexible approach working our training dates around students own work commitments. Students will be able to see and participate in real hands on Forest School sessions with the Bus Stop team and Nursery children, giving them the opportunity to practice and develop their new skills throughout the course. Training can be tailored to the student’s client group and they will receive ongoing support during and after completing the course. We can carry out site visits, providing practical ideas and continued support.


Otterhead Forest School

Located in the heart of the Blackdown Hills, on the Somerset/Devon border, Otterhead Forest School is commissioned by a wide variety of educational establishments to offer Forest School provision to their students.

Responding to the needs of local schools, Otterhead has developed Training Programme of courses which aim to facilitate front line educational professionals in offering their students a more varied and engaging curriculum.

Royal Forestry Society: Teaching Trees

The Royal Forestry Society’s Teaching Trees project has been delivering fully funded high quality Outdoor Learning programmes for primary schools for over ten years and has grown to have eleven staff across the Midlands and the North of England providing visits to over 8,000 children each year. Our training programmes are led by Becky Wilkinson, a teacher and Level 3 Forest School leader with experience of senior leadership, as a teaching and learning consultant, a freelance Forest School leader and Outdoor Learning trainer. The RFS offers training at sites in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and West Yorkshire as well as being available for INSET across the Midlands and the North of England.

Cambridge Forest Schools

Cambridge Forest Schools deliver Forest School and Outdoor Learning training in and around Cambridge.
Our business is centred around getting people outside and helping drive the current movement of change to reconnect people with nature.


Our aims are to

  • Teach education professionals how to embed Forest School and Outdoor Learning into their curriculum with high quality accredited Forest School training and Outdoor Learning training courses, consultation packages and group Professional Development meetings.
  • Work with schools to support curriculum objectives with Forest School Programmes, Outdoor Learning sessions, Curriculum Fun Days-In and Bushcraft Fun Days-In.
  • Get more people outside with our short, Practical Skills Short Courses open to anyone wishing to learn how to use tools and fire and enhance their well-being by spending time outdoors.

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