Course Overview

This Laser accredited, 6 credit, Level 2 qualification is for people that would like to gain the knowledge and skills to support a forest school programme and become a qualified forest school assistant. Delegates will need to assist with 3 sessions run by a L3 Forest School Leader, write up their observations, and demonstrate the appropriate skills to achieve the qualification. 

Once you have gained this qualification, it can be ‘topped-up’ to a L3 qualification at any time after completion of a short top-up course.

Aims & Objectives

• To gain an understanding of the role of an Assistant at Forest School
• To develop an understanding of how Forest School supports learning & development
• To gain an understanding of sustainable woodland management and its importance at Forest School.
• To understand the role of risk-benefit assessments at Forest School
• To develop the skills to carry out a range of practical activities at Forest School, including fire lighting, tool use, and knot use


Supporting a Forest School Programme: Learning & Development
Supporting a Forest School Programme: Practical Skills

Who can attend?

Early Years Practitioners, Teachers or Professionals who would like to be able to support a Forest School Leader to deliver forest school sessions/programmes to their children or students.

About the Trainers

Donna and Gemma have over 9 years’ experience of delivering forest school sessions and programmes to nurseries, schools and holiday clubs. They are now in to their third year of delivering forest school training courses and enjoy sharing their passion by helping others develop as Forest School Leaders. Both have L3 Forest School qualifications, L4/L6 Childcare qualifications, and L4 PTLLS Awards (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector).

Did you know? 

If there are no specific L2 courses available, you can also join for part of of our Level 3 courses which run more regularly (click here for upcoming dates).   

The cost of this method is £500, and you would need to join the following training days on a L3 course:

  • Day 1
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 8 (optional)

For more information, please contact us to discuss further on [email protected] or call 01908 510309 and ask to speak to Gemma or Donna.