Forest School Practitioner Training
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Do you want to part of something transformational?
Do you want to discover new ways to learn and play deep in a beautiful woodland environment?
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WORKING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR IN THE OUTDOORS
This is a 3 day OCNWMR accredited course worth 3 credits.
We will delve into: what challenges us as leaders in the outdoors; theory on challenging behaviour, up-to-date neural research; triggers and causes for challenging behaviour, ways of dealing with ‘real life’ scenarios; de-escalation and formulating/reviewing your own policies, including looking at the validity of sanctions and rewards.
As this is an OCN level 3 course worth 3 credits it will require participants to reflect on their own practice and write up a workbook after the course which we estimate would take approx 8 hours work. It is suitable for people who have trained as Forest School practitioners or who work in the outdoors.
“this course has really helped me re-appraise the way I work with some of our students and has actually given me new strategies for working with challenges that have worked!” ~ participant from February 2011 course
*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.
Lily Horseman holds a Level 4 Forest School Trainers award, she has been delivering Forest School training since 2009. She delivers training and facilitates Forest School sessions with children.
For more information or to ask questions call Lily on 07789 723 061.
NOCN Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership
QCF units through NOCN – One Awards
Level 1 Forest Schools Practitioners Award
QCF units through OCN – OpenAwards
Forest School Level 1 courses can be delivered for schools or settings with up to 16 participants. For prices and more details please contact Lily on 07789 723 061.
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 safe use of equipment and tools.
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 Forest Schools within their own setting or those who wish to support a trained Forest Schools practitioner.