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Accredited Forest School Leader (Level 3) OCT - LONDON

Our accredited Level 3 Forest School Leader training course is designed to provide trainees with all the skills they’ll need to lead rich and creative Forest School sessions in a safe natural environment. It is designed to meet the needs of teachers, nursery practitioners, youth workers, community facilitators, artists, counsellors, and parents – anyone keen to lead Forest School sessions in their own – or others - setting on a regular basis.

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.

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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 understanding of child-centered learning in nature, the planning and preparation that are key to successful sessions, the broad range of practical skills supporting Forest School and the knowledge that allows the 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 30th October 2023
  • Tuesday 31st October 2023
  • Wednesday 1st November 2023
  • Thursday 2nd November 2023
  • Friday 3rd November 2023

Assessment dates for this course

  • Monday 19th February 2024
  • Tuesday 20th February 2024
  • Wednesday 21st February 2024
  • Thursday 22nd February 2024

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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