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Jun 30 2022


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Forest school level 1 course at Greenslate farm Open college network West Midlands qualification

Training takes place on the 30th of June, 7th, 14th of July 9-5pm at Greenslate Farm


Level 1 Award in Forest School Ethos and Principles Qualification Number: 603/2336/X

Open College Network, West Midlands.

 Programme information

Course Description

This course is an introductory course to explore Forest School ethos and learning outdoors. We will take part in lots of activities that are relevant to forest school. Find out more about what lives in woodlands and how to risk assess.

Credit value:     3 credits

Guided Learning Hours:    25 hours

Total Qualification Time:    30 hours

Minimum age: 16 years, however learners have a level of maturity appropriate for the unit included in this course.

This course is suitable for anyone that is currently working with groups and wants to develop outdoor nature-based activities. It is also suitable for anyone that wants to explore the experience of Forest School and is interested in developing this as a new practice.

Qualification Aim: The Open College Network West Midlands Level 1 Award in Forest School Ethos and Principles provides learners with an introduction to the Forest School ethos and learning in the outdoors. It includes methods of identifying woodland species and how play can assist in Forest School activities.


You will need to produce a short portfolio of work for this qualification.

Progression Routes:  This qualification is designed to enable learners to develop an understanding of the principles and ethos of Forest School. It will prepare learners for further study and employment in the outdoors and to progress on to the Level 2 Award for Forest School Assistants.

Please contact us to book if you need an invoice for employer or if you would like to discuss paying in instalments. 


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