We have our own Forest School Training Centre based at our Salford M7 site where we provide L2 Assistant and L3 Forest School Leader training for adults.

These courses are open to any adults who would like to utilise forest school learning in delivery. Forest school can be used for all ages from toddlers up to those who are retired.

As well as the training sessions we are also able to offer placements to help trainees gain the practical experience they need to complete the course.

We also often have freelance work opportunities for forest school trainees to help out at our youth clubs and holiday clubs.

Level 3 Forest School Leader Training Course (usually held every February)

This course consists of:

  • 6 Theory days based at our Manchester Centre
  • 2 Practical days based at our Manchester Centre
  • 6 sessions where you lead your own group one session of which is assessed (we can provide a group for you to work with if needed)
  • A portfolio made up of 5 units
  • Several Continuous Professional Development Days will be offered at the Centre, these are not compulsory but are planned in to offer more support if needed.

The assessment:

  • You will be assessed at the end of the 2 practical sessions ( 1 skills assessment and 1 work based assessment)
  • One of the sessions that you lead will be assessed
  • Your portfolio will be assessed at the end of the course

Theory

The Forest School Theory part of the course forms the first 6 days and provides you with everything you need to set up and lead your own forest school.

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Practical

This is 2 days of getting hands on and learning the practical skills of forest school. The different skills of forest school will be demonstrated to you.

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Assessment

Once you have completed the practical and theory days you can now start running your own forest school sessions. As part of the course you must plan.

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Portfolio

You will work on your portfolio throughout your course as it forms an evidence base of your forest school knowledge.

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Accreditation

This is 2 days of getting hands on and learning the practical skills of forest school. The different skills of forest school will be demonstrated to you.

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Timescale

Once you have completed the practical and theory days you can now start running your own forest school sessions. As part of the course you must plan.

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Location

Our Training Centre is based 10 minutes outside of central Manchester.We have a beautiful enclosed setting which backs directly onto a large woodland.Our Centre includes classrooms, a kitchen, toilet facilities and an enclosed forest school space.There is plenty of parking and we are near to central Manchester railway stations.

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Some indoor sessions will also be held at our other centre.

Cost: The total cost of the 12 month course is £900. To secure a place half the payment of £450 is due up front.
Contact us: If you have any questions about the training or would like to find out more contact us at training@socialadventures.org.uk