Learn the skills required to support Forest School Leaders.

Learn the skills to work in a Forest School setting

The ITC Level 2 Award in Forest School Programme Support (QCF) provides learners with the skills required to support Forest School Leaders when conducting Forest School outdoor programmes and activities. It is designed to meet the needs of teachers, youth workers, students and others in providing preparation for further development and study to becoming a Forest School Leader. As well as the practical training, you will be required to complete a portfolio of coursework which you will have up to a year to complete 

Exmouth Course Dates

Bristol Course Dates

February FULLY BOOKEDMonday 17th - Friday 21st February 2020
March FULLY BOOKEDMonday 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th March 2020
May POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMICTuesday 26th May - Saturday 30th May 2020
August FULLY BOOKEDMonday 10th - Friday 14th August 2020
September FULLY BOOKEDMonday 14th, 21st, 28th September and 5th, 12th October 2020
October FULLY BOOKEDMonday 26th October - Friday 30th October 2020
AugustMonday 24th - Friday 28th August 2020

What’s included

The level 2 is equivalent to A* – C grades at GCSE. This qualification is designed for Forest School Assistants and comprises of two units that are designed to qualify a learner to become a Forest School Assistant, enabling them to take a proactive role in helping the Forest School Leader plan and deliver the Forest School programme. Trainees needs to have a DBS check, have some experience working with children and young people. A valid paediatric first aid certificate is also desirable. Trainees will also need to support a minimum of three to four Forest School sessions in order to complete their Forest School Assistant handbook.

Where is it held?

We are excited to have two venues in the South West from which we can deliver our training. They are:

Exmouth Forest School; on the outskirts of Exmouth, Devon, in a 60 year old woodland.

The Garden; a democratic community and hidden gem of mainly woodland in the heart of St Werburghs, Bristol.

What can does this qualify me to do?

Completion of the practical course and required coursework qualifies you to work as a Forest School Assistant.

Experienced and Friendly Staff

Our staff come with a wealth of experience and knowledge of working in Forest Schools and other settings. We have and still do work with a wide range of people from Early Years, NEETS, medical consultants and all in between.

Course Length 

The course runs over 5 days. Either consecutively or 1 day a week for 5 weeks. Each day runs from 9-4.30pm 


The cost for the entire course is £660

Contact Us

If you would like to discuss the course or have any questions please either call 07716002516 or click the button below. Alternatively you can click enroll and get registered straight away!

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Our Training Vision...


Our range of training sessions cover teenagers, young adults and professionals looking to build on their outdoor education experience and knowledge.


All of our training courses are accredited and awarded by training organisation Ascentis and run by qualified practitioners to provide you with expert knowledge.


Many of our course attendees have gone on to build and develop their own Forest School setting, developing their career in outdoor education.

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