Cornwall College Duchy College Bicton College Falmouth Marine School CCB Training

Forest School Leadership Certificate

Level 3

Bookmark Ask a Question  

Key Info

Learning Area   Children, Schools & Families
Delivery Mode   Part-time
Duration   8 Days
Course Code   12596-DSC,12595-DSC-22

Dates & Locations

Course Type   Adult
Location   Duchy College Stoke Climsland
Start Date   07/06/2022
Fees   Tuition Fees: £1246.00

Course Type   Adult
Location   Duchy College Stoke Climsland
Start Date   20/09/2022
Fees   Tuition Fees: £1246.00

Our Level 3 Forest School Leadership Certificate has been designed to provide you with the practical skills, knowledge of learning and development theory, and the essential woodland ecology and management understanding needed to plan and deliver forest school programmes.

This qualification prepares you to plan and deliver forest school activities for children, young people or adults in an outdoor learning environment.

Successful completion of this course will provide you with the qualification required to gain employment as a forest school leader, in a school environment with outdoor education providers or as an independent practitioner.

You will gain understanding of the principles of forest school and the skills required for facilitating outdoor activities using a forest school approach.

Outdoor First Aid Training and a Beach School Training Day are included in the cost of this course.

  What You Will Learn

The course consists of taught theory and practical elements as well as coursework to be completed during and after initial training. You will complete 5 units linked to learning outcomes:

Planning a forest school programme
Delivery of a forest school programme
Learning and development at a forest school programme
Forest school programmes and the woodland environment
Practical skills for a forest school programme

  Entry Requirements

You will need to be aged 21 years or over and have the following: A Level 3 or above qualification. Level 2 with a portfolio of at least two years' experience of working with children/young people in a leadership capacity Have considerable experience of working with young people Hold a current DBS Certificate


As part of the assessment for this qualification you are required to plan and deliver six consecutive forest school sessions with your chosen client group.

You will additionally be required to observe and report on the learning and development of three participants during these sessions.

This component of the course is undertaken as independent work by you. Support and guidance will be provided by the course tutor.


Upon completetion of this course you will be able to seek employment within the children's workforce as a Forest School leader or become a self-employed provider of Forest School.




# ChildrenSchoolsandFamilies # ForestSchool # Children # Eco # Teaching

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

Download as PDF

  Similar Courses

Forest School Taster

No Qualification • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland

A day of hands-on experiences for anyone interested in the 'Forest School' approach to learning. Find out how Forest School supports children and adults of all abilities to learn in the outdoors through play and exploration Suitable for anyone looking to take children outside, such as teachers, TAs, parents, home educators and freelance practitioners.

View course

Duchy College ChildrenSchoolsandFamilies, ForestSchool, Children, Eco, Teaching