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Forest School Practitioner Training courses, outdoor workshops, creativity courses and more from Kindling Play and Training

Kindling delivers QCF accredited Forest Schools Practitioner Training at OCN (Open Awards) Level 1 through to Level 3. These training courses can be delivered in house for up to 16 participants. All courses are facilitated by Lily Horseman, an experienced and creative trainer and Forest School practitioner. Lily has held a Level 4 Forest School Trainers award since 2009, is a director of the Forest School Association and a member of the Forest School Trainers Network. For more information or to ask questions call Lily on 07789 723 061.

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Oct
10
Mon
2016
Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Training @ Rookhow, Grizedale, Cumbria*
Oct 10 – Oct 14 all-day
Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Training @ Rookhow, Grizedale, Cumbria*

This Forest School training course also includes a second week of training 8th- 12th May 2017

NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership (QCF)

This course is an opportunity to explore to a higher level different approaches to using the outdoor environment in a Forest School setting and is for those who and wish to coordinate, manage and lead Forest School Sessions with children, young people or adults.

Download Forest School Booking Form Level 3

You will investigate how best to design and run a Forest School programme and look at how to approach and apply it safely and effectively.

This Forest School Level 3 course is aimed at individuals who have a minimum Level 2 qualification in Youth Work, Child Care, Teaching, or relevant experience in working with children.

The course content of this qualification is based on up-to-date research surrounding aspects of

  • Holistic development
  • Neuro-science
  • Theories of Learning and Development
  • Woodland conservation, history and management
  • Wellbeing and nature connection
  • Risk benefit assessments

Course Duration

  • Initial training week – consisting of 5 days of training
  • Portfolio work – candidates take away their portfolio to work on (For about 7 months)
  • First Aid – Candidates complete a 2 day ITC outdoor paediatric first aid course at own cost
  • Development Week – Consisting of further training and benchmarking

Download the Forest School Practitioner Training Level 3 Flyer

Participants on this course will need to complete a paediatric outdoor First Aid 2 day course before completing their Forest School training. (First Aid not included in price).

*This venue has basic accommodation on site which costs approx £16 per night. Details of how to book accommodation will be sent with confirmation of course booking.

Nov
7
Mon
2016
Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Training – Modular @ Scotswood, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Nov 7 – Nov 8 all-day
Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Training - Modular @ Scotswood, Newcastle Upon Tyne

Modular Forest School Training sessions – Participants will attend all of: 7th and 8th of November, 14th and 15th of November 2016, 6th and 7th February, 5th and 6th of June, 12th and 13th June 2017

NOCN Forest School Level 3 Training

This course is an opportunity to explore to a higher level different approaches to using the outdoor environment in a Forest School setting and is for those who and wish to coordinate, manage and lead Forest School Sessions with children, young people or adults.

Course leaders will be Lily Horseman of Kindling and Harriet Menter of Scotswood Natural Community Garden.

Download Forest School Booking Form Level 3

You will investigate how best to design and run a Forest School programme and look at how to approach and apply it safely and effectively.

This Forest School Level 3 course is aimed at individuals who have a minimum Level 2 qualification in Youth Work, Child Care, Teaching, or relevant experience in working with children.

The course content of this qualification is based on up-to-date research surrounding aspects of

  • Child development
  • Personal development
  • Neuro-science
  • Nature Connection
  • Creativity and crafts
  • Woodland conservation and management
  • Innovative and therapeutic theory in the outdoors
  • Risk assessments to enable safe outdoor play and education

Course Duration

  • Initial training – consisting of 4 days of training
  • Portfolio work – candidates take away their portfolio to work on (For about 4 months)
  • 2 days training and planning
  • 3 more months of work on portfolios
  • First Aid – Candidates complete a 2 day ITC first aid course
  • Development Training – Consisting of 4 days of including assessment

Download the Forest School Practitioner Training Level 3 Flyer

Participants on this course will need to complete a paediatric outdoor First Aid 2 day course before completing their Forest School training. (First Aid not included in price).

Nov
18
Fri
2016
Re:Kindling- CPD for Forest School Practitioners @ Rookhow Centre, Grizedale, Cumbria
Nov 18 @ 15:00 – Nov 20 @ 13:00
Re:Kindling- CPD for Forest School Practitioners @ Rookhow Centre, Grizedale, Cumbria | Rusland | United Kingdom

This is an invitation to reconnect with the enthusiasm that you found during the process of training to be a Forest School practitioner.

The weekend will be hosted by Lily Horseman, an experienced facilitator and Forest School trainer. Having walked alongside many people during the training process she recognises the value of asking questions and the support of a community of learning. This weekend will be all about that. Reconnecting and connecting with people who are walking the same path to support your continuing growth as a Forest School practitioner.

The content will be guided by the questions that you all bring which will be explored in a hands on way. There will be games and crafts, time to connect with nature, exploration of theories, time to play. Simon from Treecreepers Forest School will be joining us again to share his skill at spoon carving and whittling and of course, there will be cooking and eating around the fire. All the good stuff that gets the juices flowing.

The cost covers accommodation in the bunk barn dorms or camping on the site with full use of the facilities, kitchen, shower room, sitting room etc and basic vegetarian ingredients for main meals, the resources and tools.

We are also asking for people to consider a donation for our time and energy that represents the worth to you as a practitioner.

Spaces are limited. Email mail@kindlingplayandtraining.co.uk to book.

Nov
21
Mon
2016
Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Training @ Skelton Grange Environment Centre, Leeds
Nov 21 – Nov 25 all-day
Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Training @ Skelton Grange Environment Centre, Leeds  | Leeds | United Kingdom

This Forest School training course also includes an assessment and development week 19th -23rd June 2017

OCN Forest School Level 3 Training

This course is an opportunity to explore to a higher level different approaches to using the outdoor environment in a Forest School setting and is for those who and wish to coordinate, manage and lead Forest School Sessions with children, young people or adults.

Download Forest School Booking Form Level 3

You will investigate how best to design and run a Forest School programme and look at how to approach and apply it safely and effectively.

This Forest School Level 3 course is aimed at individuals who have a minimum Level 2 qualification in Youth Work, Child Care, Teaching, or relevant experience in working with children.

The course content of this qualification is based on up-to-date research surrounding aspects of

  • Child development
  • Personal development
  • Neuro-science
  • Accelerated Learning
  • Woodland conservation and recreation
  • Innovative and therapeutic theory in the outdoors
  • Risk assessments to enable safe outdoor play and education

Course Duration

  • Initial training week – consisting of 5 days of training
  • Portfolio work – candidates take away their portfolio to work on (For about 6 months)
  • First Aid – Candidates complete a 2 day ITC first aid course
  • Assessment Week – Consisting of 5 days of assessment

Download the Forest School Practitioner Training Level 3 Flyer

Participants on this course will need to complete a paediatric outdoor First Aid 2 day course before completing their Forest School training. (First Aid not included in price).

Apr
1
Sat
2017
Conference Workshop- Fire up the creativity  @ Blackhills Scout Camp, Bradford
Apr 1 all-day
Conference Workshop- Fire up the creativity  @ Blackhills Scout Camp, Bradford  | England | United Kingdom

 

Bradford Forest School Network annual conference will be taking place in April with the theme of ‘Wellbeing, for ourselves and others’. We will be looking at how we can take care of ourselves and through doing that how we are better equiped to care for others. There will be the usual fun and games, camp over and skill shares.

The cost is £100. For those living or working in the Bradford district it is subsidised by Bradford council so the cost is £50. If you would like more information please contact Jen@bcep.org.uk or phone 01274 397641

Lily’s workshop will be ‘exploring the potential for crafting and creativity from fires. We will be looking at a range of techniques using fire to work with metals, clay, fibre and charring as creative processes. We will look at the benefits of these creative processes and the additional risks they pose.
There will be a small charge to cover material costs if you wish to take some items away after the workshop.’

Aimed at people who already use fire in their work or have an existing level of confidence working with fire and wish to extend their practice.
It is not possible to book this workshop separately it will only be available as part of the conference package.

Apr
3
Mon
2017
Level 1 Forest School Practitioner Training @ Watchtree Nature Reserve, Near Carlisle
Apr 3 – Apr 5 all-day
Level 1 Forest School Practitioner Training @ Watchtree Nature Reserve, Near Carlisle | England | United Kingdom

NOCN Forest School Level 1 Training

This course is aimed at individuals with little or no experience of working in the outdoors, and aims to build knowledge and confidence in working with children outdoors and an insight into the Forest School Ethos.

Download Forest School Booking Form Level 1

Kindling will introduce basic woodland skills, and individuals will develop a basic knowledge of the flora and fauna in a woodland area. The course will allow participants to look at using the outdoor environment to facilitate different ways of learning outdoors and to encourage the development of personal skills such as confidence and self-esteem.

Participants will learn how the outdoors can be used to encourage all areas of development, understand factors that affect children’s behaviour and strategies for the outdoor environment. We will also look at how the outdoor environment encourages independence, self-reliance and self-esteem and promotes healthy, balanced social and emotional growth.

Course Duration: 3 days

Portfolio Completion will take place during the course and be handed in on the last day.

This course is ideal for those people who are wanting to gain skills for working outdoors with children and young people, those who want to explore the possibilities for Forest Schools within their own setting or those who wish to support a trained Forest Schools practitioner.

This course does not enable you to deliver Forest School programmes as a qualified practitioner.

Download the Forest School Practitioner Training Level 1 Flyer

May
15
Mon
2017
Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Training @ Watchtree Nature Reserve, Near Carlisle
May 15 – May 19 all-day
Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Training @ Watchtree Nature Reserve, Near Carlisle  | England | United Kingdom

This Forest School training course also includes a second week of training December 2017

NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership (QCF)

This course is an opportunity to explore to a higher level different approaches to using the outdoor environment in a Forest School setting and is for those who and wish to coordinate, manage and lead Forest School Sessions with children, young people or adults.

Download Forest School Booking Form Level 3

You will investigate how best to design and run a Forest School programme and look at how to approach and apply it safely and effectively.

This Forest School Level 3 course is aimed at individuals who have a minimum Level 2 qualification in Youth Work, Child Care, Teaching, or relevant experience in working with children.

The course content of this qualification is based on up-to-date research surrounding aspects of

  • Holistic development
  • Neuro-science
  • Theories of Learning and Development
  • Woodland conservation, history and management
  • Wellbeing and nature connection
  • Risk benefit assessments

Course Duration

  • Initial training week – consisting of 5 days of training
  • Portfolio work – candidates take away their portfolio to work on (For about 7 months)
  • First Aid – Candidates complete a 2 day ITC outdoor paediatric first aid course at own cost
  • Second week – Consisting of further training and benchmarking

Download the Forest School Practitioner Training Level 3 Flyer

Participants on this course will need to complete a paediatric outdoor First Aid 2 day course before completing their Forest School training. (First Aid not included in price).

May
22
Mon
2017
Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Training @ Rookhow, Grizedale, Cumbria*
May 22 – May 26 all-day
Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Training @ Rookhow, Grizedale, Cumbria*

This Forest School training course also includes a second week of training 4th- 8th December 2017

NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership (QCF)

This course is an opportunity to explore to a higher level different approaches to using the outdoor environment in a Forest School setting and is for those who and wish to coordinate, manage and lead Forest School Sessions with children, young people or adults.

Download Forest School Booking Form Level 3

You will investigate how best to design and run a Forest School programme and look at how to approach and apply it safely and effectively.

This Forest School Level 3 course is aimed at individuals who have a minimum Level 2 qualification in Youth Work, Child Care, Teaching, or relevant experience in working with children.

The course content of this qualification is based on up-to-date research surrounding aspects of

  • Holistic development
  • Neuro-science
  • Theories of Learning and Development
  • Woodland conservation, history and management
  • Wellbeing and nature connection
  • Risk benefit assessments

Course Duration

  • Initial training week – consisting of 5 days of training
  • Portfolio work – candidates take away their portfolio to work on (For about 7 months)
  • First Aid – Candidates complete a 2 day ITC outdoor paediatric first aid course at own cost
  • Second week – Consisting of further training and benchmarking

Download the Forest School Practitioner Training Level 3 Flyer

Participants on this course will need to complete a paediatric outdoor First Aid 2 day course before completing their Forest School training. (First Aid not included in price).

*This venue has basic accommodation on site which costs approx £16 per night. Details of how to book accommodation will be sent with confirmation of course booking.

Jun
8
Thu
2017
Play in the Outdoors— facilitating and observing play in the outdoors @ Bulcliffe Woods
Jun 8 @ 09:30 – 16:30
Play in the Outdoors— facilitating and observing play in the outdoors @ Bulcliffe Woods | Bretton | England | United Kingdom

Experiential course with Jon Cree and Lily Horseman. Starting at 9.30 and finishing at 4.30
How does the outdoors support ‘the ecological and spiritual imagination of the mind’ of the child will be a key question explored on this workshop. We will also be looking at all the other developmental areas humans experience during play.
??Outdoor play and ‘games’ will be shared to explore the many possibilities the natural world and outdoor elements offer for meaningful play – from the creative to the rough and tumble.
?We will be exploring the ‘play framework’ and how we, as practitioners, spot cues from learners to interact with their play without destroying the ‘play’ and the ‘drive’ to play. We will also be examining when a ‘player’ enters a state of flow when the learning becomes integral to the human.
The day will look in detail at what practitioners can deduce from play. Are our observations and evaluations telling us what is really ‘going
on’ for the learner and how do we check they are truthful. This can then inform our inter- ventions and non-interventions as co-players.
How do we re-discover the world and mind of the child? – one of the many questions asked and explored on this workshop.

 

Spaces are limited. Email mail@kindlingplayandtraining.co.uk to book or complete the attached booking form here

Jun
16
Fri
2017
Re:Kindling- CPD for Forest School Practitioners @ Rookhow Centre, Grizedale, Cumbria
Jun 16 @ 15:00 – Jun 18 @ 13:00
Re:Kindling- CPD for Forest School Practitioners @ Rookhow Centre, Grizedale, Cumbria | Rusland | United Kingdom

This is an invitation to reconnect with the enthusiasm that you found during the process of training to be a Forest School practitioner.

The weekend will be hosted by Lily Horseman, an experienced facilitator and Forest School trainer. Having walked alongside many people during the training process she recognises the value of asking questions and the support of a community of learning. This weekend will be all about that. Reconnecting and connecting with people who are walking the same path to support your continuing growth as a Forest School practitioner.

The content will be guided by the questions that you all bring which will be explored in a hands on way. There will be games and crafts, time to connect with nature, exploration of theories, time to play.  and of course, there will be cooking and eating around the fire. All the good stuff that gets the juices flowing.

The cost covers accommodation in the bunk barn dorms or camping on the site with full use of the facilities, kitchen, shower room, sitting room etc and basic vegetarian ingredients for main meals, the resources and tools.

We are also asking for people to consider a donation for our time and energy that represents the worth to you as a practitioner.

Spaces are limited. Email mail@kindlingplayandtraining.co.uk to book. Complete the booking form .