Adventure Training North East provide accredited Forest School qualifications at levels 1, 2 and 3 which are regulated by OfQual.
At Level 3 candidates attend a 9 day training and assessment course to equip them with the skills to lead on Forest School sessions.
Additional visits will be made to candidate's own site to observe and assess the delivery of a session(s).
£795 (2023 prices) per candidate.
Forest School leaders must also hold a valid Outdoor First Aid certificate appropriate to working with children in woodland settings.
As part of the course candidates are asked to take part in 7.5 hours of evening or weekend webinars, split into manageable chunks of 1.5 hours at times convenient to the majority of the cohort. These webinars will be recorded and discussions used to evidence assessment criteria, so reducing the quantity of written evidence required in portfolios.
At Level 2, candidates attend a 5 day course and are qualified to support at Forest School sessions.
At Level 1 the 3 day course gives candidates an introduction into Forest Schools. The level 1 award can be achieved on completion of the practical and theory portfolios.