LEVEL 2 Assisting Forest School

Course Content Summary

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. This course is designed for those wanting to assist a Level 3 Forest School Leader:

  • Supporting Learning, Play and Development in the Outdoors

  • Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

  • Outdoor Practical Skills

  • Assist at Forest School.

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 attending this training.

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 of start date)

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

Entry Qualifications Required:

Established link with Forest School Practitioner

Aged 16 years or over

Level 1 qualification or equivalent (1 GCSE)

Current DBS Check.

A suitable First Aid qualification is useful to complement this course (can be completed after training dates)

Note: First Aid qualification is not required but is strongly recommended before assisting at Forest School.