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ICT Accredited – Level 2 Forest School Assistant

 Location – Foresteers at Greenhead House Farm, Sheffield, Oughtibridge Lane, S35 0HN

 Cost –  £600  (5 covers face to face training days, online portfolio option where you can upload videos and photos, observation and assessment, tutor support throughout the course)

2 payment options:

 

  1. Can be paid in 2 installments, the 1st when booking through the website, the 2nd 4 weeks before through invoice. 
  2. Full amount through invoice when booking, call Hayley 07780454327. 

 

This ITC  qualification is intended for those who wish to become a Forest School Assistant or intend to become a Forest School leader in the future, developing knowledge, practical skills suitable for the role.

 

It will be delivered by Hayley, a qualified teacher and experienced Forest School Level 3 practitioner, in a private woodland.

 

This course has the expectation of 5 contact face to face days and guided study hours. 

Your 5 days can be built in to the level 3 dates available above. 

 These sessions can also be ran 5 days in a row if there is a group booking with a minimum of 5 trainees or over consecutive days, please call 07780454327 to discuss your requirements. 

 Online and telephone support as needed. 

 As well as the practical training (how to put up a tarp, safely use tools to make something, light a fire and campfire cook) you will also be supported in understanding the Forest School ethos and how to risk assess your experiences. You will have 1 year to complete your portfolio

 

We strongly recommend a Forest School First Aid Qualification to pass this course. This can be through a range of providers, one can be provided on site if the whole group chooses this option, this will be an additional cost and 2 days additional training. The First Aid training enables Forest School practitioners to deal with a range of outdoor emergencies. If you work with children we recommend a Paediatric First Aid qualification to follow the Early Years Foundation Framework guidance. 

 

Entry Criteria:

  • The minimum age for access to these qualifications is: Level 2 Award: 16 years*

*Please note, however, that the Forest School Association recommends a minimum age of 18, as this is the recommended minimum age for Forest School Programme assistants.

  • All must have a DBS check
  • All must have experience of working with children and young people.
  • Have access to a level 3 forest school trainer to complete the 3 consecutive forest school sessions (if not please state on booking form, we will call to discuss options.
  • All participants must hold an appropriate outdoor First Aid qualification by the end of the course. 
  • To complete the course you will need to complete a portfolio, with hardcopy or through our learning portal where you can upload videos as evidence. 

 What you need for the course:

Once your course is confirmed through email you will need

  • Suitable outdoor clothing and closed toe footwear
  • Packed lunch, cup and snacks

 We will provide:

  • Hot drinks and biscuits
  • All Required portfolio paperwork
  • Tools and equipment needed to complete tasks on site
  • A basic camping toilet and hand wash facilities 
  • Suitable and passionate staff with a range of skills
  • First aider on site
  • A sense of community which allows individuals to be inspired and feel positive
  • Reflective training which suits the needs of the clientele

 

Level 3 Forest School Leaders

Level 3 Forest School Leaders

Location – Foresteers at Greenhead House Farm, Sheffield, Oughtibridge Lane, S35 0HN

Cost –  £995  (covers face to face training days, online portfolio option where you can upload videos and photos, observation and assessment, tutor support throughout the course)

2 payment options:

  1. Can be paid in 2 installments, the 1st when booking through the website, the 2nd 4 weeks before through invoice. 
  2. Full amount through invoice when booking, call Hayley 07780454327. 

 

This qualification is intended to provide the skills and knowledge required to set up and deliver safe and effective Forest School programmes and for those who wish to become Forest School Leaders.

It will be delivered by Hayley, a qualified teacher and experienced Forest School leader or Rohan experienced Forest School leader, an, in a private woodland.

This is a mixed course with the expectation of 7 contact face to face days, 1 observation at your setting, guided study hours and 2 assessment days. 

Course Options: 1) Contact days are 2 blocks of 3 days at the beginning and 3 days at the end.

                               2) regular contact days through out the year

Course Options: 1) Woodland contact days 9am-5pm:

 Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th September 2024

Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th, Wednesday  25th September 2024 

Monday 15th, Tuesday 16th September  2025 – Assessment day

Monday 22nd September  2025 – Portfolio Submission Deadline

Course Option 2) Regular contact days throughout the year 9am-5pm (all sessions to be attended):

Thursday 12th or Friday 13th September 

Thursday 7th or Friday 8th November 

Thursday 9th or Thursday 9th November 

Thursday 13th or Friday 14th March 

Thursday 8th or Friday 9th May 

Thursday 10th or Friday 11th July 

Thursday option: Assessment days Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th September 2025

Friday option: Assessment days Thursday  25th and Friday 26th  September 2025

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online and telephone support as needed. 

 

This accredited ITC Level 3 Forest School Leaders qualification provides leaders with the skills needed to manage and run Forest School programmes. This course is equivalent to an A level and contains 5 units which enable you to become a Forest School Leader. 

As well as the practical training (how to put up a tarp, safely use and teach tool use, light a fire and campfire cook) you will also be supported in understanding the Forest School ethos and how this supports participants holistic development. You will have 1 year to complete your portfolio and a reflective diary. This can be through our online portfolio where you can upload videos and photos or paper.

We strongly recommend a Forest School First Aid Qualification to pass this course. This can be through a range of providers, one can be provided on site if the whole group chooses this option, this will be an additional cost and 2 days additional training. The First Aid training enables Forest School practitioners to deal with a range of outdoor emergencies. If you work with children we recommend a Paediatric First Aid qualification to follow the Early Years Foundation Framework guidance. 

Entry Criteria:

  • Participants should be over 21
  • All participants must hold an appropriate outdoor First Aid qualification by the end of the course. 
  • To complete the course you will need to complete a portfolio, with hardcopy or through our learning portal. 
  • Must have a suitable site and client base to deliver your “Introduction to Forest School” programme which consists of a minimum of 6 two hour sessions with the same client group. 

What you need for the course:

Once your course is confirmed through email you will need

  • Suitable outdoor clothing and closed toe footwear
  • Packed lunch, cup and snacks

We will provide:

  • Hot drinks and biscuits
  • All Required portfolio paperwork
  • Tools and equipment needed to complete tasks on site
  • A basic camping toilet and hand wash facilities 
  • Suitable and passionate staff with a range of skills
  • First aider on site
  • A sense of community which allows individuals to be inspired and feel positive
  • Reflective training which suits the needs of the clientele

 

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