The ITC Level 3 Award in Forest School Programme Support (QCF) provides learners with the skills required to run and manage a forest school setting when conducting Forest School outdoor programmes and activities. It is designed to meet the needs of teachers, youth workers, students, childminders and others in providing everything required to set up a Forest School. 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.
Our staff are friendly and experienced forest school leaders and are always on hand to help. We provide coursework support days and email/telephone support as and when you should need it to help you complete your coursework.
The course runs over 5 days. Either consecutively or 1 day a week for 5 weeks. Each day runs from 9-4.30pm
Course Cost: £900 (flexible payment options available)
|August FULLY BOOKED||Monday 23rd - 27th August 2021|
|September||Monday 13th, 20th, 27th September & 4th, 11th October 2021|
|October||Monday 25th - Friday 29th October 2021|
|February||Monday 21st - Friday 25th February 2022|
|March/April||Monday 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th March & 4th April 2022|
|June/July||Monday 13th, 20th, 27th June & 4th, 11th July 2022|
|August||Monday 8th - Friday 12th August 2022|
First Aid training is not compulsory however is strongly recommended if you do not hold an equivalent outdoor First Aid qualification.
Forest School First Aid training covers practical skills needed by those who work with children, providing the confidence and knowledge to deal with comprehensive life-saving first aid emergencies in the outdoor environment, including first aid for adult helpers. The complementary Paediatric first aid qualification satisfies Early Years Foundation Stage practice guidance and statutory guidelines.
Both First Aid qualifications are now available with The Outdoors Group at an additional cost.
I would like to acknowledge just how wonderful I thought the course was that I went on.
Annie and Neil were two of the warmest, friendliest and professional trainers I’ve had the pleasure to meet. From day one they made us feel very welcome and put us at ease. They were always happy to explain anything that you might be having trouble with. Even if the questions were repetitive. Always with a smile was their approach which was reassuring for everyone. They have a rare quality of establishing a great connection with all participants from the get go. I look forward to completing the coursework and putting into action the skills we have learnt from them both.
All in all. It was a fantastic experience that I feel I have had the privilege to be part of. The woods there is a special place and you leave with special memories that will last a lifetime.
I thought the course was extremely well managed and taught. The support was fantastic and tutors was very knowledgeable indeed. If ever I needed support I got it and feedback was brilliant. I have gone on to begin full time work as a Forest School Leader which I really love. Thank you Outdoors Group for your brilliant teaching and guidance. I truly appreciate it.
Thank you so much. I have really enjoyed my time with The Outdoors Group very much. The new skills and confidence I have acquired have given me a new zest for learning so much more. I am seriously looking forward to sharing and growing in knowledge alongside the children I will teach. I found the teaching within The Outdoors Group empowering and creative, I now have a job that I am truly excited about and I have to pinch myself as it doesn’t feel real.