Our course leaders are all Forest School Practitioners Level 3.
We know how hard it can be for those completely new to the world of forest schools. In 6 short months alongside your day job, you are expected to learn knots, tarps, identification skills, safety, risk assessments, policies, procedures, carving, tools, woodland management and more. It’s pretty intense! Not to mention finding the time to practice and stay up to date on these skills throughout your career.
As such, we have developed a way of supporting both those currently learning their Forest Schools and developing their portfolio and those who have already qualified and want to practice, enhance and develop thier existing work as part of their ongoing training and development.
Look out for the following new icons on our courses:
Courses with this logo indicate that they cover content that is part of your basic learning for Forest Schools. This covers the minimum learning requirements for forest school portfolio building.
For example, our online course ‘Edible Plants Level 1‘ cover FIVE different wild weeds commonly found in the UK and how to identify them. Being able to identify five plants in your setting is one of the basic requirements of your Woodland unit.
Where ever we feel there is benefit to your FS learning, we will explain which elements of the course contribute to your FS learning wherever you see this logo.
Courses with this logo indicate that they cover content that exceeds your minimum requirement. This learning is an extension of your portfolio work and designed to help you develop your skills, and confidence even further to progress your career. This will lead to better, more enjoyable and more engaging FS sessions.
For example, our ‘Practical Identification Class‘ takes your identification skills to the next level, helping you to closely examine commonly found plants in the UK in woodland and green spaces and break down identifying key features and plant families. This moves you on from ‘being told what a plant is and memorising it’ to ‘being able to figure out the plant for yourself’.
Where ever we feel there is benefit to your FS learning, we will explain which elements of the course contribute to your FS learning and how it expands upon it, wherever you see this logo.
We ARE NOT endorsed by Forest Schools Birmingham NOR are our courses intended to replace Forest School qualifications. We also DO NOT help you fill out your own portfolio – you must do this yourself.
These are ways you can enhance your own learning and practice what you have learned in a structured way with course leaders who know both the content of the courses AND your FS qualification.