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Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders

Key Points

  • Qualify as a Forest School Leader with an approved Forest School Association and Ofqual regulated qualification 
  • Learn all about Forest School techniques and the woodland environment 
  • Learn how to plan and deliver a Forest School programme 
  • Complete the course at your own pace  
  • Benefit from flexible online learning
  • Gain 8 UCAS Tariff Points

 

About Your Diploma

This Forest School Leader qualification has been designed to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge required to run a Forest School Programme and has been developed with the support of the Forest School Association. 

On completion of the qualification, you will be fully qualified to become a Forest School Leader.  

You will be able to: 

  • Set up and run a Forest School programme 
  • Facilitate groups in a learner-centred way 
  • Manage a Forest School site sustainably 

UCAS Tariff Points

All our Level 3 animal courses are awarded a certain number of UCAS Tariff Points, so if you want to go to university after studying one of these courses, then your qualification can contribute to your application.

The number of points is dependent on the course, with the tally ranging from 8 points to 48 points. With our Level 3 animal courses carrying UCAS status, you can progress your academic career by moving on to university or furthering your training at a Higher Education (HE) provider.

UCAS Logo

 

Starting Your Career

If you have a passion for the ethos of Forest School, a love of the outdoors and a desire to help children learn in a child-centred way then this qualification is made for you. A career combining helping children to learn safely through risk-taking and encouraging care and appreciation of the natural environment can be extremely rewarding. 

This Ofqual regulated and nationally recognised Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders will provide you with the knowledge and understanding needed to work as a Forest School Leader.

Qualification: Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be awarded the Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders. Students will gain a Level 3 Qualification, Ofqual Number: 603/2406/5.

This Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders is an Ofqual regulated qualification developed by Open College Network West Midlands (OCNWM).

Requirements for Entry

This qualification is suitable for students aged 19 and older. However, please be aware that the minimum age for Forest School Leaders is 21. This is a Forest School Association and Department for Education requirement.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

This qualification is suitable for students aged 19 and older. However, please be aware that the minimum age for Forest School Leaders is 21. This is a Forest School Association and Department for Education requirement.

Learning consists of online theory and gathering your own portfolio of evidence in a forest school setting. Students will learn the necessary theory on five core topics which include: 

  • Delivery 
  • Learning and Development 
  • Planning and Preparation 
  • Practical Skills 
  • The Woodland Environment 

 

Unit 1: Forest School Programme: Delivery

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to facilitate an ‘Introduction to Forest School Programme’ according to the Forest School ethos and principles
  • Be able to assess the impact of the ‘Introduction to Forest School Programme’ on participants
  • Be able to evaluate an ‘Introduction to Forest School Programme’

 

Unit 2: Forest School Programme: Learning and Development

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand the Forest School Principles and holistic approach to learning and development in relation to an ‘Introduction to Forest School Programme’
  • Understand the value of the play process at Forest School
  • Understand relevant theories of learning and development and their application to Forest School
  • Understand the impact of behaviour on learning and development at Forest School
  • Know how to reflect on your own Forest School training

 

Unit 3: Forest School Programme: Planning and Preparation

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the development of Forest School
  • Be able to manage the ecological impact of a Forest School programme
  • Be able to develop the underpinning documents required for a Forest School programme
  • Be able to plan a Forest School programme in line with the Forest School ethos and principles

 

Unit 4: Forest School Programme: Practical Skills

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to apply a range of practical skills relevant to a Forest School programme 
  • Know how to facilitate a range of practical skills relevant to a Forest School programme in line with the Forest School ethos and principles

 

Unit 5: Forest School Programme: The Woodland Environment

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand the structure of woodlands
  • Know how to identify a range of flora and fauna and understand the importance of identification
  • Understand the management of woodlands as a sustainable learning environment
  • Understand the importance of the relationship between Forest School and the woodland environment
  •  

Each unit will be assessed by a range of in-depth theory assessments. Students will need to show sufficient evidence that they have the required knowledge, skills and understanding of the assessment criteria.

When are you assessed?

Once you have successfully completed each unit assessment you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

This Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders is an Ofqual regulated qualification developed by Open College Network West Midlands (OCNWM).

OUR PASS RATE
Teaching and Education
79.3%
(National Average 73.8%)
Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders

Key Points

  • Qualify as a Forest School Leader with an approved Forest School Association and Ofqual regulated qualification 
  • Learn all about Forest School techniques and the woodland environment 
  • Learn how to plan and deliver a Forest School programme 
  • Complete the course at your own pace  
  • Benefit from flexible online learning
  • Gain 8 UCAS Tariff Points

 

About Your Diploma

This Forest School Leader qualification has been designed to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge required to run a Forest School Programme and has been developed with the support of the Forest School Association. 

On completion of the qualification, you will be fully qualified to become a Forest School Leader.  

You will be able to: 

  • Set up and run a Forest School programme 
  • Facilitate groups in a learner-centred way 
  • Manage a Forest School site sustainably 

UCAS Tariff Points

All our Level 3 animal courses are awarded a certain number of UCAS Tariff Points, so if you want to go to university after studying one of these courses, then your qualification can contribute to your application.

The number of points is dependent on the course, with the tally ranging from 8 points to 48 points. With our Level 3 animal courses carrying UCAS status, you can progress your academic career by moving on to university or furthering your training at a Higher Education (HE) provider.

UCAS Logo

 

Starting Your Career

If you have a passion for the ethos of Forest School, a love of the outdoors and a desire to help children learn in a child-centred way then this qualification is made for you. A career combining helping children to learn safely through risk-taking and encouraging care and appreciation of the natural environment can be extremely rewarding. 

This Ofqual regulated and nationally recognised Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders will provide you with the knowledge and understanding needed to work as a Forest School Leader.

Teaching and Education
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 73.8%)
79.3%

Qualification: Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders

Upon successful completion of this qualification, you will be awarded the Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders. Students will gain a Level 3 Qualification, Ofqual Number: 603/2406/5.

This Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders is an Ofqual regulated qualification developed by Open College Network West Midlands (OCNWM).

Requirements for Entry

This qualification is suitable for students aged 19 and older. However, please be aware that the minimum age for Forest School Leaders is 21. This is a Forest School Association and Department for Education requirement.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

Learning consists of online theory and gathering your own portfolio of evidence in a forest school setting. Students will learn the necessary theory on five core topics which include: 

  • Delivery 
  • Learning and Development 
  • Planning and Preparation 
  • Practical Skills 
  • The Woodland Environment 

 

Unit 1: Forest School Programme: Delivery

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to facilitate an ‘Introduction to Forest School Programme’ according to the Forest School ethos and principles
  • Be able to assess the impact of the ‘Introduction to Forest School Programme’ on participants
  • Be able to evaluate an ‘Introduction to Forest School Programme’

 

Unit 2: Forest School Programme: Learning and Development

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand the Forest School Principles and holistic approach to learning and development in relation to an ‘Introduction to Forest School Programme’
  • Understand the value of the play process at Forest School
  • Understand relevant theories of learning and development and their application to Forest School
  • Understand the impact of behaviour on learning and development at Forest School
  • Know how to reflect on your own Forest School training

 

Unit 3: Forest School Programme: Planning and Preparation

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the development of Forest School
  • Be able to manage the ecological impact of a Forest School programme
  • Be able to develop the underpinning documents required for a Forest School programme
  • Be able to plan a Forest School programme in line with the Forest School ethos and principles

 

Unit 4: Forest School Programme: Practical Skills

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Be able to apply a range of practical skills relevant to a Forest School programme 
  • Know how to facilitate a range of practical skills relevant to a Forest School programme in line with the Forest School ethos and principles

 

Unit 5: Forest School Programme: The Woodland Environment

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand the structure of woodlands
  • Know how to identify a range of flora and fauna and understand the importance of identification
  • Understand the management of woodlands as a sustainable learning environment
  • Understand the importance of the relationship between Forest School and the woodland environment
  •  

Each unit will be assessed by a range of in-depth theory assessments. Students will need to show sufficient evidence that they have the required knowledge, skills and understanding of the assessment criteria.

When are you assessed?

Once you have successfully completed each unit assessment you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

This Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders is an Ofqual regulated qualification developed by Open College Network West Midlands (OCNWM).

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