LEVEL 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School

Course Content Summary:

This Forest School Leader training is designed for those who would like to set up and run a Forest School programmes. There are five Units of Study at Level 3:

  • Supporting Learning, Play and Development in the Outdoors

  • Observation and Evaluation of Outdoor Learning

  • Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

  • Teach Outdoor Practical Skills

  • Forest School Leader

On this course you will:

  • Attend training days which consist of both theory and practical tasks

  • Run a Forest School Programme in your chosen setting

  • Have a work-based assessment

  • Complete a portfolio for assessment.

There is a one day course completion workshop about three quarters of the way through the course.

In addition to the course dates, the lead tutor is available during the course for tutorial help by telephone or email.

Entry Qualifications Required:

Level 2 Qualification or appropriate experience in education, youth work, childcare etc

Established link with a proposed client group and a potential Forest School Site

19 years or over at the start of the course.


Level 2 Qualification in Forest School, Countryside, Woodland Management etc

At least two years experience with client groups

Established link with a proposed client group and a potential Forest School Site.


You are strongly advised to achieve a suitable First Aid Qualification and hold a current DBS certificate prior to starting your own FS practice, however, this is the responsibility of the individual setting.

Contact us for more information about First Aid training.