Essex: Level 3 Forest School Leader - Start date: 25/09/19 (ATEWTL3FS250919)

Abbotts Hall Farm Maldon Road, Great Wigborough, Colchester, CO5 7RZ

Course dates

  • Wed, 25 Sep '19   1 day - done
  • Thu, 26 Sep '19   1 day - done
  • Fri, 27 Sep '19   1 day - done
  • Mon, 30 Sep '19   1 day - done
  • Tue, 1 Oct '19   1 day - done
  • Thu, 24 Oct '19   1 day - done
  • Fri, 25 Oct '19   1 day - done

Training by Essex Wildlife Trust

Course cost
Course cost – £850 per person (incl VAT and deposit)
Discounted to £530 if you were trained to Level 2 by Essex Wildlife Trust.

Dates and times
In adddition to dates shown, there will be a portfolio support day. Details to be advised.

More information
Trainer Website
or email

Entry Qualifications Required
Entry Qualifications Required
Level 2 Qualification or appropriate experience in education, youth work, childcare etc.
Established link with a proposed client group and a potential Forest School Site.
21 years or over at the start of the course.
Level 2 Qualification in Forest School, Countryside, Woodland Management etc.
At least two years experience with client groups
Established link with a proposed client group and a potential Forest School Site.

You will need to achieve a suitable First Aid Qualification and hold a current DBS certificate prior to starting your own FS practice. Contact us for more information about First Aid training.

About the course
This course is designed for those who would like to set up and run a Forest School programmes.

There are five Units of Study at Level 3:

  • Supporting Learning, Play and Development in the Outdoors
  • Observation and Evaluation of Outdoor Learning
  • Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
  • Teach Outdoor Practical Skills
  • Forest School Leader

On this course you will :

  • Attend training days which consist of both theory and practical tasks.
  • Run a Forest School Programme in your chosen setting.
  • Have a work-based assessment.
  • Complete a portfolio for assessment.

There is a one day course completion workshop about three quarters of the way through the course. In addition to the course dates, the lead tutor is available during the course for tutorial help by telephone or email and via the online support area.


Course ticket - for all 7 dates.
This includes VAT on the deposit, and also covers the Agored registration cost. The remaining class cost is payable direct to the trainer who will contact you with payment details.

Abbotts Hall Farm Maldon Road
Great Wigborough