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Qualification name Award in Forest School Ethos and Principles
Qualification level 1
Awarding organisation Aim Qualifications
Learning method Online
Course start date 7th January 2025
Cost £0.00

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

This fully subsidised short course will provide you with an awareness of Forest School principles. You will gain an insight into the ethos behind Forest School and explore a variety of activities which facilitate play and learning during sessions. You will also learn how to risk assess and manage play activities in a woodland environment.This is an online course that can be completed from the comfort of your own home. An element of the course is to evidence that you have participated in a practical Forest School session. You can complete this by providing photo or video evidence.We offer regular practical Forest School workshops at our Paignton Campus, which you are welcome to attend to support you in gathering your evidence. Your assessments will be submitted via our online learning platform and you will receive support and guidance from a personal tutor. You could progress onto the Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership if you successfully complete this online course.This course will be fully subsidised for those who are over 19, have been resident in the UK for three years, with an exception of those who live within a devolved adult education area and those currently enrolled on an apprenticeship please click here for more information.Any questions regarding funding eligibility, please contact the Helpzone Team on

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

You must have a GCSE Grade 2(E) in Maths or L1 functional skills

View the key features of this course.

The planning and delivery of a Forest School programmeHow to navigate a woodland environmentSupporting learning and child developmentPractical skills including den building, fire lighting and tool use

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