Become a Forest
School Practitioner

"It was fun and practical and gave transferrable skills that can be used across the school curriculum."
Paul McCarthy | Minster C of E Primary School

Become a Forest School Practitioner

To fully embrace the Manor House Forest School concept we can train you to become a qualified Forest School Practitioner to level 1, 2 or 3. We provide advice and guidance and see you to the end of the award with full support from a Forest School Trainer.

We offer our qualification through an OCN Forest School training package that suits your needs, from a basic introduction to an in-depth course enabling you to set up and run your own Forest School.

Course Length: 2 Days

An excellent introduction into the
wonderful world of Forest School.

2 Days

£245

The course will teach you learning styles, interesting fun activities to use with both adults and children and give candidates a two-day mixture of outdoor practical and classroom based activities to ensure you leave with the basic knowledge of Forest School practice.

Course Length: 5 Days

A five-day course that demonstrates to candidates the range of Forest School activities available to practitioners.

5 Days

£595

The course is a mixture of outdoor practical work and some classroom based learning. On completion of the course, candidates will be qualified as an assistant to the Forest School leader.

Course Length: 8 Days

An eight-day course qualifying candidates to lead Forest School sessions for children or adults.

8 Days

£895

Candidates will learn about different learning styles, how Forest School develops children holistically, the positive effects that forest school makes to children’s self-esteem and well-being, developing your own forest school site and preparing forest school programmes for children. A mixture of classroom based and outdoor learning results in a qualification that entitles the candidate to lead Forest School sessions that includes making fires and using tools.

For more information, or to book yourself on to one of our courses

please email Rebekah Kefford on rebekah@manorhouseforestschool.co.uk or call 07967 412 444

Coastal School Leader

Become a Coastal School Leader

Take advantage of the miles of gorgeous coastland Kent has to offer, and become a fully qualified Level 3 Certificate Coastal School Leader with Manor House Forest School. It’s the perfect qualification to fully embrace outdoor learning in Kent.

We provide advice and guidance and see you through to the end of the Award with full support. The training is held at a local beach in Westgate, Kent, but we’re happy to consider other beach locations around East Kent (numbers dependent!)

Level 3 Certificate in Leading Coastal School.

8 Days

£850

This OCN 5-unit course is for people who wish to become Coastal School Leaders and/ or set up their own coastal school, and is a nationally recognised qualification.

Skills & Understanding Gained

  • • Understanding theories of learning, play and development and issues that can impact behaviour

  • • Understanding of how holistic development, self confidence and emotional literacy are supported by outdoor learning.

  • • Understanding the ecology of a natural learning environment and the sustainable use of natural resources

  • • Ability to assess and evaluate outdoor learning programmes

  • • Ability to teach practical tasks such as the use of hand tools, tying knots, building shelters and campfire management

  • • Ability to produce all the policies, procedures and strategies required for setting up a Coastal School.

  • • Understanding the specific impact of weather and tides on the coastal environment

Units

  • 1. Level 3 supporting learning, play and
    development in the outdoors

  • 2. Level 3 observation and evaluation of
    outdoor learning

  • 3. Level 3 sustainable use of natural resources

  • 4. Level 3 teach outdoor practical skills

  • 5. Level 3 Coastal School Leader

The course is 5 full days of theory & practice, 2 further days of practical
assignment, and 1 day observation of your own sessions.

For more information, or to book yourself on to one of our courses

please email Rebekah Kefford on rebekah@manorhouseforestschool.co.uk or call 07967 412 444

Course Dates 2020

Level 3 Forest School Practitioner

8-day course at Manor House Forest School, Quex Park Estate. Birchington

9am - 4pm

The course is 7 days of classroom and woodland based tuition, at Manor House Forest School

(See dates below)

The 8th day is an assessment of your work, and this date is arranged with you and the forest school trainer whilst on the course

Steel toe capped boots essential

June

MONDAY 4TH
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July

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September

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June

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July

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November 2020

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Level 1 Forest School Practitioner

2 day course at Manor House Forest School, Quex Park Estate Birchington

9am - 4pm

Steel toe capped boots essential

June

WEDNESDAY 27TH
THURSDAY 28TH

Dates TBC

Coastal School Leader Course

8 day course at Manor House Forest School, Quex Park Estate Birchington

9am - 4pm

This course is only available for those who have a Level 3 Forest School Practitioner qualification

(Your Forest School Level 3 qualification needs to have been delivered by Manor House Forest School and after 2016 onwards)

The course is 7 days at a beach location in Thanet, and classroom-based study at Manor House Forest School on the Quex Park Estate, Birchington. The 8th day is an assessment of your work and this date is arranged with you and the Coastal School Trainer

Dates TBC

June

MONDAY 4TH
TUESDAY 5TH
WEDNESDAY 6TH
TUESDAY 12TH
WEDNESDAY 13TH
WEDNESDAY 20TH
THURSDAY 21ST

July

MONDAY 9TH
TUESDAY 10TH
WEDNESDAY 11TH
MONDAY 16TH
TUESDAY 17TH
THURSDAY 19TH
FRIDAY 20TH

September

MONDAY 10TH
TUESDAY 11TH
WEDNESDAY 12TH
MONDAY 17TH
TUESDAY 18TH
MONDAY 24TH
TUESDAY 25TH

June 2020

TUES 2ND
Wed 3Rd
THURS 4TH

For more information, or to book yourself on to one of our courses

please email Rebekah Kefford on rebekah@manorhouseforestschool.co.uk or call 07967 412 444

For more information, or to book yourself on to one of our courses

please email Rebekah Kefford on rebekah@manorhouseforestschool.co.uk or call 07967 412 444