Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders Course Overview This Laser accredited, 18 credit, Level 3 qualification enables you to set up and run forest school sessions in your setting. The course involves nine training days with both a practical and theoretical element, and is assessed through a portfolio of evidence and the successful completion of a six-week forest school programme that is planned and delivered by the learners. Aims & Objectives • You will develop an understanding of the principles and ethos of Forest School• You will develop an understanding of child learning and development theories and how they relate to forest schools• You will develop the practical skills to be able to carry out all forest school activities, including lighting and cooking on fires, safe use of tools, etc.• You will develop the knowledge and skills to sustainably manage your forest school site• You will learn how to plan, deliver and evaluate a full Forest School programme Modules • Forest School Programme: Learning & Development• Forest School Programme: Practical Skills• Forest School Programme: Planning & Preparation• Forest School Programme: The Woodland Environment• Forest School Programme: Delivery Who Can Attend? Early Years Practitioners, Teachers or Professionals who would like to be able 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). Entry Requirements In order to enroll you must:• Hold a valid level 3 qualification• Relevant experience in childcare or education• Have had a valid DBS check• Be aged 18 years or above Please note, to achieve the Level 3 Forest School Certificate you must hold or gain a two day outdoor first aid certificate. This can be achieved during the course. Acorn Training will organise a first aid training but this is an additional cost to learners; details of Acorn’s next available course can be found here. Upcoming Courses May 2019 - Salcey Forest (Northants) with Donna & Gemma Training days: 13-14 May 2019 1-3 July 2019 30 Sep - 1 Oct 2019 25-26 November 2019 Portfolio to be handed in by Friday 13th February 2020 Cost: £850 To book, please complete our booking form and return it to us on [email protected] September 2019 - Clayton le Moors, Lancashire with Victoria Cocken Training Days: 16-17 September 2019 28-29 October 2019 2-3 December 2019 13-15 January 2020 Portfolio to be handed in on Friday 10th April 2020. Cost: £775 Please email Victoria on [email protected] or call 07890 538088 for further information or to book. September 2019 - Clayton le Moors, Lancashire with Victoria Cocken Training Days: 28-29 September 2019 2-3 November 2019 18-19 January 2020 7-9 March 2020 Portfolio to be handed in on Friday 5th June 2020. Cost: £775 Please email Victoria on [email protected] or call 07890 538088 for further information or to book.