Forest School Training - Dilhorne, Staffordshire

Forest Schools Education
Course Details

Forest School Training - Dilhorne, Staffordshire

The Training

 5 days of initial training.

 4 days assessment.

• An internationally recognised, Open Awards approved qualification.

• Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Leader certificate.

• A £20 discount from our shop when you spend over £40

• A discount from Birnbeck Insurance if you use them to insure your Forest Schools sessions.

• The course cost covers the initial training week, assessment week, e-portfolio, registration and certification.

 You do not need to have completed your Level 1 or Level 2 training to complete your Level 3 course.


The journey that you undertake with us will inspire you in creating Forest School programmes that have the potential to transform the lives of the participants.
Forest Schools, through nature-based communities supported by trained practitioners, nurture learner-led exploration and discovery, nurturing meaningful experiences for positive lifelong impacts.

Wellbeing is the foundation of our practice and through recognising the social, emotional and physical needs of participants we provide the guidance and facilitation for our time in nature.  Through creating learner inspired experiences based on exploration and discovery, we recognise opportunities to mentor holistic growth over the course of long-term programmes.

Through nurturing the community, we create a culture based on collaboration and empathy. During the 20 to 30-week-long programmes, we create the environment through which we can encourage the development of character in the participants as well as a greater connection with nature
Your week with us will introduce the ethos, philosophy and approach of Forest Schools and provide you with both the experience and insight to understand why it can have such benefits and how we create the conditions for them.

Level 2 or 3?

In the Level 2 Assistant Practitioner qualification you will complete a portfolio of evidence over the following 3 months while supporting a Qualified Practitioner within your area or workplace.  Once complete you will have the option to upgrade and work towards becoming a fully qualified lead practitioner.

The Level 3 Forest Schools Leader course will involve you returning 9-12 months later, having run the initial portion of your first programme, for a further period of training and consolidation.  During this time, you will be developing a portfolio of evidence of your learning.


- You will receive training from the most experienced Forest Schools mentors in the world.
- We will provide a detailed training process towards becoming an all-round and insightful practitioner.
- We will work with you to explore the deeper ideas to be found within Forest Schools practice.
- You will receive access to our support network of trainers, practitioners and 1000+ alumni throughout and after your training.
- You will have access to our full set of resources to give you everything you need to start practicing Forest Schools with guidance along the way.



The accommodation should be booked by the learner. After booking your place we can send you a list of recommended accommodation locations.
You can also use Airbnb or and enter the postcode to see accommodation around the training site.



Great Grounds Business Centre
Oak Tree Farm
Tickhill Lane, Dilhorne
Staffordshire Moorlands, ST10 2PL



If you would like to pay by invoice, then you can do this at the checkout by providing a Purchase Order number. Please note this option is only for settings.

To help with financial management, we offer the option to pay in 6 weekly instalments through our partner Laybuy. Laybuy offers up to £720 in credit for Forest School training subject to a credit check. The fee for using this payment plan is 4.5%.