03-03-2020Outdoor learning

Do you want to set up and run Forest School programmes? 

Check out the Level 3 Forest School Leader Course from Muddy Puddle, running from September at Itchen Valley Country Park - contact us for more info!

The course is delivered over eight sessions from September to December. There are five Units of Study at Level 3:

  • Supporting Learning, Play and Development in the Outdoors
  • Observation and Evaluation of Outdoor Learning
  • Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
  • Teach Outdoor Practical Skills
  • Forest School Leader

On this course you will :

  • Attend training days which consist of both theory and practical tasks.
  • Run a Forest School Programme in your chosen setting.
  • Have a work-based assessment.
  • Complete a portfolio for assessment.

There is a one day course completion workshop about three quarters of the way through the course. In addition to the course dates, the lead tutor is available during the course for tutorial help by telephone or email and via the online support area.

Entry Qualifications Required

  • Level 2 Qualification or appropriate experience in education, youth work, childcare etc.
  • Established link with a proposed client group and a potential Forest School Site.
  • 21 years or over at the start of the course.


  • Level 2 Qualification in Forest School, Countryside, Woodland Management etc.
  • At least two years experience with client groups
  • Established link with a proposed client group and a potential Forest School Site.

You will need to achieve a suitable First Aid Qualification and hold a current DBS certificate prior to starting your own FS practice. Contact us for more information about First Aid training.