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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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Level 1 Forest School Practitioner Training @ Offshoots Garden, Towneley Park, Burnley
Oct 18 – Oct 20 all-day
Level 1 Forest School Practitioner Training @ Offshoots Garden, Towneley Park, Burnley | 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 the Forest School ethos and principles. .

Download Forest School Booking Form Level 1

Kindling will introduce basic woodland skills, and individuals will be required to demonstrate 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 learning styles 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 how Forest Schools could work within their own setting or those who wish to support a trained Forest Schools practitioner.

Download the Forest School Practitioner Training Level 1 Flyer


Funding for subsidies for practitioners in the South Pennines comes from Heritage Lottery Fund and Newground Together administered by Pennine Prospects.