The Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Award will provide you with the skills and the national qualification you need to lead practical, fun and safe Forest School sessions in the woods, your school grounds and in your local green spaces.

£50 discount available when you book your Level 3 Award training before the 30th December 2016!

Men sawing a tree at Wild Wood Activities

The qualification is split into four units all of which are intrinsic to Forest School.
It is appropriate for those who work with children, adults and young people. A very practical course, the Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Award also encourages learners at all stages to relate their diverse experiences on the course to relevant learning and play theory.

Why choose us?

Completing your forest school award with us will allow you to benefit from a personalized visit to your forest school pilot project where advice and guidance can be given. Completion of the qualification from beginning training to certification takes approximately 6-9 months.

To find out more, please read our Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Award General Information document. The cost per participant is £699 (£50 discount available now if you book before 30th December 2016) for training and assessment (this does not include the First Aid training).

Upcoming courses- now booking for 2017

Dates: 6th – 10th March 2017 (training), 4th-5th May 2017 (assessment). Location: Ecclesall Woods, Sheffield

Please download the booking form or get in touch to enquire about availability or for further course information.

Progression from Level 3Adults in a group Wild Wood Activities

Following completion of the Level 3 award, it is vital that practitioners gain practical experience managing and delivering Forest School Projects and also access CPD training (see our CPD page)
Wild Wood Activities recommends a minimum of 2 years of experience in delivering a variety of projects before offering training workshops/ days. It is also highly recommended to have a teaching or training qualification such as PTLLS (minimum) or DTLLS and to shadow Forest School trainers. Wild Wood Activities also mentor Forest School practitioners, trainee practitioners and volunteers. For more information, please do contact us.

Forest School Organisations

The main organisation for Forest School in England is the Forest School Association which can be joined for a small fee (Forest School trainees can get free membership if their trainer is a member of the FSA. Wild Wood Activities is a member of the FSA)

Other useful organisations include Forest School Wales. For information about Forest school, bushcraft and other outdoor activities, the Institute of Outdoor Learning and the Forest Education Network are worth a visit.

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  • The tutor was very approachable, didn’t assume knowledge or lack of it, extremely supportive and knowledgeable about ALL aspects of the course- theory, practice, research and background, woodland knowledge. I have learned a lot and had fun.

    M.Tokunaga, Cutthorpe primary School, Derbyshire
  • Good that they have a split course- time in between to digest all the information. I feel we have gained a good level and variety of skills, knowledge and experience enabling us to deliver Forest School in the future. The delivery of the information was excellent.

    H. Oades, Sheffield Children’s University

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