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Assisting Forest School Level 2

This course covers four units of study at Level 2 and looks in more depth at practical skills needed for assisting within a Forest School.

Course Content

Using the woodland as a sustainable resource and the theoretical side of planning for learning and play at Forest School. This course is designed for those wanting to assist a Level 3 Forest School Leader:

  • Supporting Learning, Play and Development in the Natural Environment
  • Sustainable Use and Management of Natural Resources
  • Outdoor Practical Skills
  • Forest School Assistant

This qualification is ideal for those who would like a more in depth introductory course or who need more practical and academic experience in order to progress to the Level 3 – Certificate in Leading Forest School course.

This course offers plenty of opportunities to develop your own skills at Forest School in preparation for passing those on to others at a later date.

Please note: This course enables you to assist at Forest Schools, and does not qualify you to run Forest Schools Sessions.

4 days

4 days of training, plus assisting with planning and delivery of minimum of 3 Forest Schools Sessions. This is usually a minimum time commitment of 3 x half a day (course is completed within six months of start date).


Completion of the Level 2 booklet takes place during the course and whilst assisting a Forest School Practitioner (Level 3 Trained) with planning and delivery of Forest School programmes. For this reason you must ensure an established link with a Forest School Practitioner before attending this training.

Registration Fee

Please contact us for prices, discount are available for group bookings.

Entry Requirements

Established link with Forest School Practitioner. Applicants must be aged 16 or above, have a Level 1 qualification or equivalent (1 GCSE) and current DBS Check.

A suitable First Aid qualification is useful to complement this course (can be completed after training dates).

Upcoming Training Dates

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Check out the video below for some comments from recent students who have received Forest School training from us.