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.

June 2022: 5 weekly sessions every Monday starting 13th – FULLY BOOKED
August 2022: Monday 8th – Friday 12th – FULLY BOOKED
September 2022: 5 weekly sessions every Monday starting 19th September, finishing 17th October 2022
October 2022: Monday 24th – Friday 28th
February 2023: Monday 13th – Friday 17th
February 2023: 5 weekly sessions every Monday starting 27th February, ending 27th March 2023
April 2023: Tuesday 11th – Saturday 15th (TOG staff only)
May 2023: Tuesday 30th May – Saturday 3rd June
June 2023: 5 weekly sessions every Monday starting 12th June, ending 10th July


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



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

  • You can choose for your employer to be invoiced for the cost of the training
  • Sign up to a direct debit of 6 payments of £110
  • Pay the entire course fees in one lump payment at the time of booking

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


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