“I want to increase my knowledge and skills but don’t want to run a group.” 2.5 days
Please email with training enquiries as the info on the linked pages is in the process of being updated and may not be accurate.
Current courses are summarised here.
We are excited to be delivering a blended online /face-to-face version of the Forest School Leader Level 3 Certificate, with the practical days taking place in Swansea this autumn.
These dates are now all full but we are taking interest for our spring course, dates to be announced. Please email for more info.
Outdoor Learning Practitioner (Level 2) will take place Thursday 14, Friday 15 & Thursday 21 January. Cost £300.
Assisting at Forest School (Level 2) will take place on Thursdays 28 January and 4, 11 & 25 February. Cost £450.
Email for an application form or more details.
Forest School SNPT offers a wide range of Outdoor Learning and Forest School courses both unaccredited and fully accredited by Agored Cymru.
We are part of the Cambium Sustainable Trainers Network which has trainers in many parts of the UK. We cooperate in Continuing Professional Development, standardisation of assessment and feedback, submission of work for accreditation to Agored Cymru (Formerly OCN Wales) awarding body and internal and external quality assurance. Trainers meet regularly to discuss the latest developments, and to exchange ideas, skills and techniques and to play for the future. Most members of the Cambium Network provide services direct to schools and other bodies wishing to engage with the expanding use of Forest School, Outdoor Learning and Coastal School techniques in early years, primary and secondary education.
All courses can be run bespoke for your organisation and we also run a number of courses open to general booking (see specific courses for dates).
For each course we’ve described who we think it’s most suitable for. You’ll get more details once you click on the link. Do give us a call to discuss the best option for you.
“I want to be able to use the outdoors to maximise learning opportunities in my setting.” 3 days
“I want to maximise the play opportunities available to children in my setting.” 3 days
“I co-ordinate outdoor learning in my setting.” Contact us for details.
“I want a First Aid qualification which is suitable for Forest School Leaders.” 2 days
“I work with a group of young people groups who would benefit from a qualification in basic Practical Woodland skills.”
“I want to be a Forest School Assistant or I am looking for a route to become a Forest School leader.” 4 days
“I want to be a Forest School Leader running my own sessions in a woodland.” 6 days plus delivering practice sessions
“I want to be a Coastal School Assistant or I am looking for a route to become a Coastal School leader.” 4 days
“I am a qualified Forest School Leader and I want to also lead Coastal School.” 2 days
“I want to be a able to lead Forest School and Coastal School.” 8 days plus delivering practice sessions
I was extremely lucky to work alongside some amazing people, both the tutors and students alike, who had a wealth of knowledge and were brimming with enthusiasm and ideas it was infectious. I learnt about so many new subjects and learning strategies I felt enthused and eager to get back to school to put my ideas into practice. It was a very intense time but I feel that it has enlightened me.
Since discovering my passion for Forest School my work and home life have changed dramatically. I have learned to have more faith in my own children and our children in school. I have learned to allow them to lead and that it’s ok for me to not always be in charge, to allow them to take risks and make their own decisions, to give them back their voice and to let them be heard.
I learnt about so many new subjects and learning strategies. I felt enthused and eager to get back to school to put my ideas into practice.
Fantastic, informative and fun course. All trainers extremely knowledgeable and friendly
The whole course successfully met a variety of needs and was adaptable to individual learning styles
A special bespoke day or half day to inspire your staff, get them out of the office, face individual and team challenges and have fun.
This is an inspiring day for all the staff, teachers and support staff to discover for themselves the opportunities of how to use a woodland setting or their own school grounds to promote outdoor learning.
This is a taster day designed for adults from community groups who are thinking of having regular Forest School sessions for their project.
This is specifically for people working with early years / primary school age children including parents, teachers and childcare professionals.
A one day course exploring how the outdoors can support us in understanding emotions and contribute to well-being, aimed at anyone working with children and young people.
To start the process of how to plan and develop school grounds to be used sustainably for outdoor learning and play.
This gives teachers and group leaders confidence to use the coastal environment for learning. You will increase your knowledge of the marine eco-system and develop skills in identifying plants and animals.
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- Assisting Coastal School – Level 2 Award
- Assisting Forest School – Level 2 Award
- Beach Discovery
- Co-ordinating an Outdoor Curriculum – Level 3 Certificate
- Coastal School Leader Unit (Level 3 QCF) Top-Up Route
- Developing School Grounds
- Emotional Literacy and Well-being in the Outdoors
- Forest School Events
- Forest School Home
- Forest School Parties
- Half-term sessions
- Inset Day – School Staff local or off-site
- Introduction to Forest School Days
- Leading Forest School & Coastal School – Level 3 Certificate
- Leading Forest School – Level 3 Certificate
- Literacy and numeracy in the outdoors
- My account
- Outdoor Learning – Level 1 Award
- Outdoor Learning Practice – Level 2 Award
- Outdoor Paediatric First Aid
- Outdoor Play Practice – Level 2 Award
- Seedlings Sessions
- Staff Training & Team Building Days
- Subject Access Request
- Units for Young People – Entry Level and Level 1
- Woodland Explorers
- Woodland Explorers Sessions
- Working Outdoors with Children with Additional Learning Needs