Fees for OCNWMR Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership (RQF) & Assessments within Kent: £995 per person.
Full payment or purchase order required with booking form to secure your place. Payment by cheque/electronic transfer.
Out of area Forest School delivery assessments, incur a £75 fee, plus 50p per mile beyond a 70 mile radius of Canterbury.
Forest School Training OCNWMR Level 3
Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership (RQF)
The Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership (RQF) is designed for teachers and other educational professionals who would like to set up and run their own Forest School. The training and assessment is over a ten month period and there are five units of study at level 3 (equivalent to A level standard):
The nationally recognised RQF Units:
Throughout the training and personal study, you will be given opportunities so that you can:
Unit 1: Delivery of a Forest School Programme (3 Credits)
Unit 2: Forest School Programmes and the Woodland Environment (3 Credits)
Unit 3: Learning & Development at Forest School (6 Credits)
Unit 4: Planning a Forest School Programme (3 credits)
Unit 5: Practical Skills for a Forest School Programme (3 credits)
The course consists of 18 credits and equates to min of 75 hours of formal taught time and requires on average a further 105 hours of self-
The training format:
The course starts with five days of theoretical and practical skills which is all woodland based. Approximately 4 weeks later, there will be a woodland practical skills long weekend from 9.30am Friday to around 4.00pm on the Sunday, with the option of camping over on the Friday and/or Saturday night(s) which gives you extra time to practice any crafts and ask any questions! Campfire cooking is part of the weekend practical skills with everyone bringing their own food to prepare and cook. If you would like to take up the opportunity to camp on the Friday &/or Saturday on a self catering basis, you are more than welcome, please bring your own personal camping equipment, food supplies & all your personal cooking equipment for the weekend. Tea and coffee is always available free of charge.
Prior to the start of your personal pilot programme of 6 Forest School sessions, we will have a one day workshop making sure you have planned accordingly and have all of your documentation prepared and ready for your 6 Forest School session delivery -
Assessment takes place during the training; workplace assessment and by submission of a comprehensive portfolio containing the completed assignments for the units as well as evidence of suitable Outdoor First Aid training (included free as part of your Level 3 training), plus evidence of enhanced DBS check.
Please note -
This really is a thorough and comprehensive nationally recognised training programme to give you the skills and knowledge to run your own Forest School.
Support After Qualifying
We want to support you after you have qualified and EarthCraftuk offer an annual free networking/skills share weekend campover, to all those who train and qualify through us. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet people from other groups -
This Level 3 Forest School Practitioners Award is a higher level course and as such applicants must be 21 years or over at the start of the course and show evidence of any ONE of the following:
All participants must also demonstrate that they have existing links with a client group and woodland site to run their 6 session Forest School pilot programme delivery, during the training programme. Please note -
For many other reasons to choose EarthCraftuk as your Forest School training provider -