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Forest School Programme Leadership Certificate

The Forest School Level 3 course is suitable if you wish to run your own Forest School or to be a qualified Forest School leader within an educational setting.

You will take part in practical sessions held in South Devon College’s woodland, which are supplemented with online lessons, activities and reading. You will have nine months to attend sessions, gain valuable Forest School work experience and complete a portfolio of evidence.

You will need access to Forest School sessions to gain practical work experience of planning and delivering six sessions with the same group. Please be aware that The Department for Education’s minimum age for a Forest School Leader is 21, but assistants can be younger.

Please note, cohorts will begin in September (Monday afternoons), January (Monday afternoons) and April (Tuesday Evenings).

Remember to bring suitable clothing as sessions take place whatever the weather!
There is a wide variety of financial support available for adults to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to free or reduced course fees. You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment. To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.

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What will I learn?

“During my career I have gained a broad range of skills relating to early years education and childcare, and I can now pass that knowledge on to new learners. It’s fantastic to support learners in achieving their goals and helping them find employment in this rewarding industry.”Stefanie Crinks

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Financial support

If the idea of cost is holding you back from committing to a course, there is a wide range of financial support available for adults to help fund your studies with us.