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Looking at qualifications for outdoor delivery? Take a look at our Forest Schools offer

Thursday, 22 April 2021


Interested in Forest School?


We've developed the "GOLD STANDARD" in Forest School provision


Are you a training provider, school or college thinking about delivering Forest School qualifications in your organisation?

Our suite of Forest School qualifications provides the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for learners to take part in Forest School activities.

Our qualifications include:

  • Level 1 Award in Forest School Ethos and Principles
  • Level 2 Award for Forest School Assistants
  • Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders


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Benefits of delivering these qualifications

These qualifications:

  • Provide a comprehensive platform of progression to higher levels of study in this subject area
  • Ensure learners understand the principles and ethos of Forest School learning
  • Enable learners to gain skills to support Forest School leaders and Forest School programmes
  • Develop leadership, practical and teaching skills to become an effective Forest School Leader.
  • Come with FREE RESOURCES.

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Not convinced?

Hear what some of our customers have said about us:

"Open College Network has had a great team of people working with us as the Forest School Association and the GB Forest School Trainers Network to create a suite of qualifications that really are a gold standard."

"Open College Network has supported the development of our very successful Forest School training programme and woodlands across Sussex have become places for play and exploration once again!"


Still not convinced?

Experience a Taste of the Outdoors! Attend our Forest Schools FREE Taster Event!

Wednesday 30th June 2021
10.30 - 14.30
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, ST17 OWT

Hosted and delivered by our recognised and approved centre, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, we are proud to invite you to our free Forest Schools Taster Event.

This event will:

  • Introduce you to the benefits of becoming a Forest School Leader for your educational establishment.
  • Enable you to learn about the innovative ways it can be used to engage and benefit learners/participants by taking part in activities that demonstrate the breadth of the qualifications and its benefits.

The day will also include a number of typical Forest School activities and skills in which you can get involved and take part in, including; basic fire lighting, safe knife handling and outdoor games.

Participants on the day must be appropriately dressed for the weather conditions. Sturdy closed toe footwear will be required as well as suitable outdoor clothing and a rain coat. Please bring a packed lunch with you and enjoy a fun filled day with Forest Schools free taster session on Wednesday 30th June. 2021!

With the event being held completely outdoors, we would like to reassure potential participants that this event will be Covid-secure and will comply with all relevant Government restrictions.

To book your place please call 01902 624 230 or email


Delivering these qualifications in your centre

For more information regarding these qualifications, please get in touch by either:


Already one of our approved accredited centres?

Creating a new course to add to your portfolio is a straight-forward process, your Business Development Manager will be very happy to help you, please get in touch - see contact details above.


Thinking of becoming one of our centres?

This is also a straight-forward supported process! You can find out more about us by:

Contact our Business Development Team today via 01902 624230

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