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Muddy Faces

Forest School Leader (Wrexham)

Forest School Leader L3

This course is intended to provide the skills and knowledge required to set up and deliver safe and effective Forest School programmes and for those who wish to become a Forest School Leader.

Course includes: Forest School Leader, Forest School First Aid, Food Hygiene, Observational techniques and Floorbook training.

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Forest School is a proven pedagogical methodology and one which has been adopted extensively throughout Scandinavia where it has become a key element of Early Years provision.

A great way to deliver the LNF, Wellbeing Act and Successful Futures ….. using the outdoors!!

Forest School provides a unique way of creating a child centred learning environment which fosters independence and self esteem in children through involvement in stimulating outdoor learning activities that enhance physical, emotional, social and cognitive development.

Start your Forest School journey with an authentic Forest School company who has trained in Scandinavia, runs Wales 1st Nature Kindergarten and are the FSA South Wales Group Coordinators.

Our leader course provides a blended approach of webinar, tutorials, self directed learning and practical sessions to achieving your Forest School Leader qualification.

  • Webinar 1: Understanding the Forest School approach to learning.
  • Webinar 2: Play and holistic learning at Forest School.
  • Webinar 3: Risk and understanding hazards at Forest School.
  • Webinar 4: Observation techniques used at Forest School for wellbeing and involvement.
  • Webinar 5: Documenting learning journeys at Forest School.
  • Practical 6 days : Participate in a range of Forest School experiences and achieve the Practical skills unit at our woodland centre (flexible dates are available
    • 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th & 10th May, 2022
  • 2 day Forest School & Paediatric First Aid course (TBC).
  • 1 day Outdoor Food Hygiene (10th May)
  • Tutorial session to support with portfolio (TBC)
  • Study Visit to undertake observation at Dare Valley Nature Kindergarten (Monday or Friday during Practical skills training week).
  • Theory is completed via our E-Learning system and can be completed at own pace (submission within 9 months of start date).

This qualification is composed of 5 modules of learning.
Topics include:
Unit 1: Forest School Programme: Learning & Development
Unit 2: Forest School Programme: Planning.
Unit 3: Forest School Programme: Delivery.
Unit 4: Forest School Programme: Practical Skills.
Unit 5: Forest School Programme: Woodland Environment.

Assessment tasks will result in each candidate producing a portfolio of evidence meeting all assessment criteria across 5 units.Forest School is a proven pedagogical methodology and one which has been adopted extensively throughout Scandinavia where it has become a key element of Early Years provision.

A great way to deliver the LNF, Wellbeing Act and Successful Futures ….. using the outdoors!!

Forest School provides a unique way of creating a child centred learning environment which fosters independence and self esteem in children through involvement in stimulating outdoor learning activities that enhance physical, emotional, social and cognitive development.

Our trainer Darren Lewis has first hand experience of running Forest Schools both within the UK and Internationally and is the current Forest Education Ambassador for the UK. As a company, Ignite are FSA South Wales Group members and Coordinators.

Start your Forest School journey with a company who has trained in Scandinavia and runs Wales only Nature Kindergarten

If you already hold a current 2 day first aid and /or a food hygiene certificate we can reduce your training by 1-3 days.

This course is intended to provide the skills and knowledge required to set up and deliver safe and effective Forest School programmes and for those who wish to become a Forest School Leader.

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