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

July 2021 in London

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

At Meadow Orchard, Crouch End, London

Initial training week: 5th-9th July 2021

Assessment days are planned for 13th-15th December for Level 3 only (TBC)

October 2021 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: 11th-15th October 2021

Assessment days planned for 2022 for Level 3 only (TBC)

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.

Find out more

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

Download information about Level 3 Courses

Download information about Level 2 Courses

Book your place

For more information and to book a place call Amy on 07436 580438 or email

If you are interested in Level 1 Forest School Courses, please contact Amy for more information.