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Open College Network West Midlands Level 1 Award in Forest School Ethos and Principles

    • Level1
    • Credits3
    • GLH25
    • TQT30
    • Age rangePre-16
    • Cost£14.00
Ref: 603/2336/X
National Subject Sector: 3.2 Horticulture and Forestry

About this qualification

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.

Objectives of the qualification

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.

For further details download the Qualification Specification
    • Level1
    • Credits3
    • GLH25
    • TQT30
    • Age rangePre-16
    • Cost£14.00
National Subject Sector: 3.2 Horticulture and Forestry
Rules of combination

To achieve the Open College Network West Midlands Level 1 Award in Forest School Ethos and Principles, learners must achieve:

  • 3 credits to achieve this qualification
For further details download the Qualification Specification
Assessment Methods

Portfolio of evidence.

Resources

We have created learner workbooks, tutor guides and additional resources for centres to use. Please contact your Business Development Manager for further details or our Business Support Team on 01902 624230.

Quality Assurance Requirements

Tutors:

To offer this qualification, centres must ensure that tutors hold or are working towards:

  • have a teaching or training qualification such as a Level 3, 4 or 5 Education and
    Training Qualification, PTLLS (or equivalent);
  • have Level 3 Forest School Leader accreditation;
  • have a minimum of 2 years of experience, post qualification, leading Forest School
    with at least one long term (i.e. through the seasons) programme with a variety of
    client groups;
  • have a First Aid qualification of at least 16 hours in duration which includes an outdoor element;
  • have professional indemnity and public liability insurance.

In addition, the Head of Centre, Centre Contact or Curriculum contact must:

  • inform Open College Network West Midlands of any changes in staffing associated
    with the delivery of these qualifications;
  • hold public liability insurance.

Internal Quality Assurer (IQA):

Centres must also ensure that they have in place an Internal Quality Assurance person who:

  • Holds or is working towards a Level 4 Award in Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices.
  • Has substantial experience of working in or assessing qualifications in Forest School Delivery and Leadership.
  • Is familiar with the assessment requirements of the qualification for which they are the Internal Quality Assurer.
Supporting funding needs

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) provide funding for different qualifications in England; details of which can be found here

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For further details and guidance on the various funding streams that relate to our qualifications, please go to our dedicated funding page

Qualification Specification

Learner requirements, units and assessment information

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