FOREST SCHOOL TRAINING WITH LITTLE FOREST FOLK
亚博技术支持彩票小森林民间提供三级认证的森林School Training courses in partnership with Cambium Sustainable in London. The course is run by our very own, very experienced Little Forest Folk Level 4 leader and offers individuals the opportunity to further their understanding of Forest School. The course provides trainees with the skills and resources needed to set up and run Forest School sessions in a range of environments with a variety of age groups.
在Li亚博技术支持彩票ttle Forest Fold，我们每年都在2015年51周进行全天森林学校的课程，因此知道成功做什么。我们有七个全职森林托儿所，其中五个是杰出的，迎合了2-5岁的年轻人和一所全日制森林小学照顾4-11岁的孩子，因此许多年龄段的经验丰富。我们希望您能加入我们，开始您的森林学校和户外学习旅程。亚博电竞投注我们还为受训者提供了在我们的一个小森林民间托儿所进行评估的选择。亚博技术支持彩票
Please see below for more information below and how to book a place.
Learn more about our Forest School Training from Conor our forest school Trainer:
Conor has been a part of Little Forest Folk since 2016 and has loved developing his knowledge of the Forest School approach. Since leaving conventional teaching where he was a Primary School teacher, over the past four years Conor has been a Little Forest Folk Nursery Manager and is now one of our incredible Operations Managers. Having completed his Level 3 when he joined, Conor has since gone on to develop into a Level 4 Training Leader and is passionate about supporting others to start their Forest School journey and to share his knowledge.
Complete your Level 3 Forest School Training with Little Forest Folk
Upcoming courses and how to book
*BOOKING NOW OPEN FORour August 2022 course*
July 2022:FULLY BOOKED
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th July & 20th, 21st, 22nd July
Booking now open
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th August & 22nd, 23rd, 24th August
The cost of the course is £950
Complete your booking below or email us firstname.lastname@example.org run through any questions or to schedule a call.
You must have access to a small group and a woodland site to run your initial 6 Forest School sessions. This needs to be the same group over the 6 weeks and the group size must be no larger than 16 and no less than 6. We can offer trainees the opportunity to run these sessions in one of our Little Forest Folk nurseries. A current first aid qualification isn’t necessary for the course but once you’re leading your own Forest School sessions this will be a requirement.
Before securing your spot please make yourself familiar with our Forest School Training Terms and Conditions这里。
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August 2022 Course available to book now!
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Our Training location
What is Forest School?
森林学校是一个长期、学员主导型、continuous learning process that takes place over a period of time using a natural space. Forest School is a specific type of outdoor learning which originates from Scandinavian educational approaches. The Forest School ethos focuses on building relationships with one another and the natural world to develop personal, social and emotional skills. Forest School practitioners facilitate this process through careful application of theoretical and practical skills to designed to raise self-esteem, develop confidence, independence, a sense of connection, awareness and mindfulness.
Every Forest School programme will be unique, depending on the group, site and leader, however there are some key principles, recognised by the Forest School Association. These are:
FS is a long-term process of regular sessions, rather than one-off or infrequent visits. The cycle of planning, observation, adaptation and review links each session.
FS uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for being, development and learning.
FS aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.
FS offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.
Unit name: Supporting Learning, Play and Development in the Outdoors
Purpose and Aim: To enable understanding of learning, play and holistic development in the natural environment.
Unit name: Deliver Forest School
Purpose and Aim: To enable the learner to effectively deliver Forest School programmes linked to holistic development.
Unit name: Observation and Evaluation of Outdoor Learning
Purpose and Aim: To enable the practitioner to use assessment and evaluation techniques linked to holistic development in the natural environment.
Unit name: Sustainable Use and Management of Natural Resources
Purpose and Aim: To develop an understanding of ecosystems and sustainable use and management of natural resources.
Unit name: Teaching Outdoor Practical Skills
Purpose and Aim: To enable learners to teach safe and practical skills and campfire management.
Long sleeved top
Hats – cap for sunshine, warm hat for cold weather.
Pair of warm gloves
Spare warm layer
Work gloves, for holding wood as you work on it with a tool in the other hand. We would recommend riggers or leather (you must bring your own gloves to the course; you will not be able to participate without them)
Fire gloves, to protect your hands while working with campfires / hot implements / Kelly kettles (you must bring your own gloves to the course; you will not be able to participate without them)
Camera for photographs (camera on your phone will be ok)
Pencil / pen
Rucksack / bag to carry your kit in.
Food for campfire cooking task on practical day (more information on day 1 of course)
Knife / fork / spoon / plate / cup
Sit / kneeling mat
Opinel Carving Knife**
opinel peeler **
Hatchet / billhook**
* *参与者可以自带工具如果他们wish, but these will be provided.
反馈from previous training days
Conor was brilliant at delivering the training and what made this really useful were his insights/experiences into real life delivery from his time working in the Little Forest Folk nurseries. His approach was calm and understanding for all abilities and levels of knowledge.July 2021
The course was great and Conor was amazing and made the group feel relaxed and comfortable whilst delivering the curse effectively. I am very happy I made the decision to join this course.July 2021
This course was excellent and there was nothing that could be improved.2021年11月
I have really really enjoyed the training and fee confident to deliver Forest School Sessions. Conor has been a fantastic trainer, full of knowledge and I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested!2021年11月
It’s been amazing thank you! Literally the most amazing experience.2021年11月
The most important or useful things trainees described gaining from the training days:
Confidence in leading sessions, the flexibility of what can be done and the difference between outdoor learning and Forest School.
Development of my own knowledge
Tool safety and confidence using tools
Greater appreciation for Forest School
Confidence to start my own Forest School
Creating a support network
Confidence putting up tarps
Learning about different wood for different uses
Tool use, maintenance and sharpening
Naturally made toys and games
Gaining knowledge of different plants, trees and animals
Knowledge, lots of it
We are an established organisation who have been running Forest School sessions with 2-5-year-olds since January 2015. We’re experienced and know what it takes to run high quality and engaging Forest School sessions and we’re incredibly passionate about getting children outdoors to learn and grow. We now want to share our passion with you, by helping you start on your Forest School journey. We have a trained Level 4 instructor to run the course, which is fully accredited by the awarding body, Agored Cymru. We chose this awarding body as their courses offer the greatest depth required within training courses.
The cost of the course is £950.00.
Who is the training designed for?
Anyone over the age of 18 working with children or young adults. Throughout the training you will develop an understanding of how to set up a Forest School, how to make the most of your environment and how to deliver Forest School sessions. This will include tool work and lighting fires.
You will also gain knowledge around where Forest School was developed and how it can be such a beneficial learning approach for so many different learning styles
What are the entry requirements for the course?
Participants must be 18 years old and hold a qualification at Level 2 or above in teaching, youth work, or childcare or have significant experience of working with young people. Participants should also have a First Aid qualification relevant to their own work.
You must also have access to a small group and wooded site to run your initial 6 Forest School sessions. This needs to be the same group over the 6 weeks and the group size must be between 6-16. These sessions can be organised at one of our Little Forest Folk nurseries.
What will I learn on the course?
There are 5 units that you will cover on the course:
- Supporting Learning, Play and Development in the Natural Environment
- Deliver Forest School
- Observation and Evaluation of Forest School
- Sustainable Use and Management of Natural Resources
- Teach Outdoor Practical Skills
How long is the course?
What will happen after the course?
Once you have completed the initial 8 days, and been signed off on practical tool use, you can then begin your portfolio. The trainer will be available to support you throughout this process.
What does the course qualify me to do?
Upon completion of your training course you will be a fully qualified, registered Level 3 Forest School Leader. This will allow you to obtain insurance and permissions to run your own forest school sessions, to work within schools as a forest school teacher, enhance your practice as a teacher or early years educator, or even help you to open your own forest school!
Who accredits the course?
Agored Cymru, a nationally recognised body for the accreditation of learning.
When can I start delivering sessions?
Once you have completed your skills assessments on the course you can then start delivering your sessions (provided you have risk assessments, First Aid, insurance, etc. in place). As part of completing your portfolio you are required to document 6 Forest School sessions with your chosen age group.
Do I need to bring my own tools?
We will provide equipment to use, however it is recommended that you bring your own tools in order to get used to them.
What if the course can’t go ahead due to Covid-19?
If the training sessions are unable to go ahead due to Covid-19 restrictions, the training will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
What is the cancellation policy?
Once the course is booked if you need to cancel for any reason the deposit will be non-refundable but we will offer a refund of the remaining balance as long as the cancellation is 4 weeks before the course is due to take place. Within 4 weeks the course fees are non-refundable. With at least 4 weeks notice we will try our best to switch your course dates to an alternative date.
Please note we are required to have a minimum number of participants to run the training so last minute cancellations cause disturbance to running the course.
Accreditations and Partnerships
Our Forest School Training courses are accredited through the Awarding Organisation, Agored Cymru.
A nationally recognised body for the accreditation of learning.
We are part of Cambium’s national network of Forest School Trainers.