Forest Schools are a series of outdoor sessions that are aimed at all ages; from young children to adults. Attending a Forest School has been proven to have a tremendous impact on well-being, stress levels, happiness, concentration and behaviour.
This course equips students with the skills to confidently support a Forest School Leader with forest school programmes.
Forest schools is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees. Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.The Forest School Association
The ethos of Forest Schools is shared by thousands of trained practitioners across the UK and beyond; its roots reach back to early year’s pioneers in outdoor learning and across the sea to Scandinavia.
This course is designed for people who are interested in the outdoor environment and leading and organizing courses for others: learning in and about the outdoor environment.
Applicants for this programme need to have an interest in working with people/children in the outdoor environment
The Forest School programme is validated and awarded LASER (formerly NCON).
The course focuses around the Holistic approach to learning and wellbeing:
The two modules undertaken will be:
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The course is run over October half term, plus assessment and portfolio building.
Course cost £370 (contact Student Services to see if eligible for funding).
Tops Day Nurseries offers flexible hours, so you only book and pay for the hours you need.
Student Services offer advice on bursary funding. Bursaries support essentials such as travel, childcare and kit.
Student Services provide a range of support, information and specialist services to enhance your student experience.