Forest School Practitioner Certification Training


Forest School Practitioner Certification Training

  • Total Registration Fee is $1495

  • $250 Registration Fee Deposit + $9.50 Processing Fee = $259.50 ** The registration balance of $1245 to be paid 30 days prior to training

QUALIFICATIONS: This course is for individuals who have an educational background in child care, teaching, youth work and relevant experience in working with children.

This program includes a 5 day immersive experience in the forest where you will learn essential skills that will help you design and operate a Forest School program or work within an existing program. There is required course work that follows and must be completed within 12 months to earn certification.

Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to work with children in the outdoor learning environment by:

  • Fully understanding the potential of woodlands for child learning and development

  • Integrating the Forest School ethos of process versus product

  • Exploring ways to plan sessions and programmes for maximum benefit to the children

  • Opening doorways to a wealth of woodland projects and experiences, using natural resources

  • Learning methods to teach, and facilitate the development of, practical skills such as tool use, fire making, knots and lashings, and erecting tarpaulins

  • Learning how to carry out activities in an environmentally-sustainable way

  • Understanding how recent research and development in pedagogy provides a powerful framework both to give a fuller perception of holistic developments and how to identify and record them

  • Learning practical methods of overseeing health and safety and carrying out risk assessments

  • Looking at the requirements for effective policies and procedures

  • Learning how to assess the environmental impacts of your programmes

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