New Zealand 

Forest Schools Education
Course Details

International Forest School Training - New Zealand

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.

    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.


      El Rancho

      58 Weggery Drive, 

      Waikanae Beach, 

      Kapiti Coast

      New Zealand 

      (Google Maps Link)



      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 -

      Matt shows us what it's really like inside a Forest School: