Forest School Leader and Assistant Training

Train to be a Forest School Leader or Forest School Assistant with The Garden Classroom in London or Kent.

Our Forest School courses are developed to provide memorable experiences in beautiful natural environments to inspire your practice and create a supportive community of learners.

Training package

As part of a wider training package, The Garden Classroom can also provide first aid training and volunteer opportunities to support portfolio and course completion.

Forest School courses are  accredited by ITC First and approved by the Forest School Association.

Level 2 Learners join Level 3 Learners for the initial training week, and have an option to transfer to the Level 3 course on completion of the initial training week, if desired.


Upcoming Dates

March 2022 in Crouch End, London

ITC Level 3 for Forest School Leaders and ITC Level 2 for Forest School Assistants

At Meadow Orchard, Crouch End

Initial training week: 14th-18th March 2022 9am-5pm

Assessment days (Level 3's only): 10th-12th October 202

October 2022 in Shoreham, Kent

ITC Level 3 for Forest School Leaders and ITC Level 2 for Forest School Assistants

At The Quadrangle, Shoreham, Kent

Initial training week: 17th -21st October 2022 9am-5pm

Assessment days (Level 3's only): 20th-22nd March 2023

I loved the mix of practical, technical skill-learning and free creative tasks. What really stood out was being given the opportunity to be creative, in my own way and without judgment.  I also had a lot of fun playing and learning a lot of new group games.

I liked that sometimes we would have very physical games and energisers then sometimes we'd be more controlled, learning to use tools, carefully making mallets. Sometimes then communicative exercises, discussing theories of learning or very quiet contemplative exercises with a creative outlet.

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Cost, including training, materials and certification:
Level 3 £880, Level 2: £480

Download information about Level 3 Courses

Download information about Level 2 Courses