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Accredited Forest School Assistant Training in London (Level 2) AUGUST

Based in London, The Hive delivers Accredited Forest School Training that focuses on innovative ways to engage pupils in Forest School, particularly in urban environments where access to outdoor space is constrained.

Our accredited Level 2 Forest School Assistant training course is designed to provide trainees with all the skills they’ll need to support the Forest School Leaders they work alongside.It is designed to meet the needs of teachers, nursery practitioners, youth workers, and parent helpers who support Forest School on a regular basis. It is also a good step towards becoming a Forest School Leader for people who have an interest in Forest School, but don’t yet meet the Leader entry requirements.

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Event Details

Our course

The course is structured around five key areas of learning, covering the pedagogy that underpins the Forest School ethos and principles, the knowledge and understanding of child-centered learning in nature, the key practical skills that support Forest School (fire, tools, knots, crafts) and the knowledge needed for the safe and sustainable use of woodlands and natural materials for learning.

Course accreditation

This course is accredited through National Awarding Organisation AIM Qualifications & Assessment Group. AIM are approved by and meet the requirements of the Forest School Association. Through AIM, our Curriculum is endorsed by the FSA.

We specialise in urban Forest School

Our training team are not just experienced Level 3 Forest School practitioners. They’re also school teachers or school practitioners with deep knowledge of engaging “city children” in Forest School.They understand the challenge of delivering a genuine Forest School experience in places where you may be reliant on the local park or common. They’re interested in helping you find clever “ways around” to make the most of the woodlands and green spaces that London offers.

Training dates for this course

  • Monday 21st August 2023
  • Tuesday 22nd August 2023
  • Wednesday 23rd August 2023
  • Thursday 24th August 2023
  • Friday 25th August 2023

Our training venue

Our training venue - Stave Hill Ecology Park - is in Surrey Quays, just a few minutes away from Canada Water station, a dense and rich nature reserve spanning 5 acres in the middle of London!

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