Suzhou International Training

Forest Schools Education
Course Details

Suzhou | International Forest School Training

The Training

 5 days of initial training.

• a free, 4 days assessment 6 months later.

• An internationally recognised, Open Awards approved qualification.

• a Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Leader certificate.

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

 £36 off your First Aid course when you book at the same time.

• 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.


    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.


    Who is this training for?

    ​• Educators – teachers, TA’s caretakers and dinner/break staff.

     Childminders and home-educators.

    • Anyone in a mentoring role with babies, early years, young children, adolescents or NEETS.

    • Anyone in social care, such as those responsible for mentoring young mothers and fathers.

    • Those in special needs forums such as those who care for ASD learning disability, mental health, social care, adopters and adoptees.

    • Forestry and countryside workers - social forestry and educational groups.


      Suzhou, China

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      The UK and NZ Learners Only: 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. There is no fee for using this service.


      Accommodation and food are available at request. Please contact Robin for more details -

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