ITC Level 2 Forest School Leader Training

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.

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.

February 2024: 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th & 16th (Monday – Friday)
February/March 2024: 26th February, 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th March (5 Mondays)
April 2024: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th April (Monday – Friday)
May 2024: 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st May & 1st June (Tuesday – Saturday)
June 2024: 10th, 17th, 24th & 1st & 8th July
August 2024: 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th & 16th (Monday – Friday)
September 2024: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th September & 7th October (5 Mondays)
October 2024: 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st, 1st November (Monday – Friday)


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



For all bookings: a £100 deposit will be taken at time of booking to secure your place. 

We are pleased to offer a range of payment options to make the course as accessible as possible.

  • Payment in full bookings: An invoice for the remaining amount will be issued. The remaining balance payment must then be made via the ‘Pay balance’ link at the bottom of the invoice.
  • Payment by monthly instalments: a monthly payment plan must be set up via the appropriate link given under section ‘Monthly payments’ within your confirmation email.
  • Employer Invoice: our Finance team will shortly issue an invoice for the full course amount (minus the deposit) to the email address given during booking. Invoices will be subject to a 21 day payment period.

All payments (or first payments, if choosing a monthly instalment plan) must be received at least 7 days before the course start date. 

Course Details

What others had to say...

“That’s amazing thank you! I’d like to give a massive thank you to you and the team for being so awesome and making the training so much fun. I’ve never been happier than I am now in my new career!”

Emma Fielding, March 2022


“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.”

Tracie Carpenter, 2019 

“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. 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.”

Craig Plowman, 2019


This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.