Level 3 Forest School Training Manchester Evening & Weekend part time cours...

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1 Radford Street


M7 4NT

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Level 3 Forest School Training Manchester part time over evenings and weekends

Course Dates

Practical Course dates –

Saturday 16th Nov 10am - 4.30pm

Saturday 30th Nov 10am - 4.30pm

Wednesday 4th Dec 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Saturday 11th Jan 10am - 4.30pm

Monday 13th Jan 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Wednesday 15th Jan 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Monday 20th Jan 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Wednesday 22nd Jan 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Monday 27th Jan 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Saturday 1st Feb 10am - 4.30pm

These are the dates that you will need to attend our Forest School Centre in Manchester.

The initial payment is your deposit only - The total cost of the course is £650 (special offer, usually £800)

Course Content

The practical training sessions which are held at our Centre are made up as follows -

Theory -

This covers all of the practical aspects of leading your own forest school group including risk assessments, landowners permission, writing up policies and procedures, how to run forest school and much more.

Practical -

Here we will go through a number of the main activities that you will need to lead your own forest school. We will go out into the Woodland directly behind our centre and demonstrate skills around erecting shelters, tying knots, learning about your woodland environment. Within the Centre we will complete tool training and learn how to make campfires and about fire safety. We will aslo give some examples of some of the wide variety of activities that you can do as part of Forest School.

Throughout these practical sessions you will be given the chance to both observe and have a go and will receive 121 support to gain the skills you need.

At the end of the practical days you will be assessed in order to successfuly complete the first part of your course.

Leading your own sessions as part of the training

Following the Theory and Practical days you can then start leading your own forest school sessions. The skills and experience gained from doing this is an important part of gaining your qualification.

If needed, we will be able to offer you opportunities to gain this leading experience at one of our centres during the school holidays.

To qualify you need to lead a minimum of 6 sessions. These should include all the aspects you learnt in the theory part of your course such as planning, risk assessments and activities.

Your trainer will come and assess you leading one of these sessions to check all aspects are being adhered to such as having the correct kit, ratios, safety , paperwork etc - This forms part of your qualification.


You will need to collect evidence to form your portfolio as you go through the course. Your protfolio will be made up of answers to questions, pictures, short one page essays etc.

The portfolio is broken down into 5 sections -

Portfolio of 5 units:

- Supporting learning, play and, development in the outdoors

- Observation and evaluation of outdoor learning

- Sustainable use of natural resources

- Teaching outdoor practical skills

- Forest school leader


Our Forest School Training Centre is located 10 minutes drive outside Manchester City Centre.

The address is - Garden Needs, 1 Radford Street, Salford M7 4NT

We have a large enclosed forest school site which backs directly onto a large woodland. We also have full toilet and kitchen facilities on site as well as classrooms.

There is plenty of parking onsite and the mainline station Manchester Piccadilly is nearby.

Teaching and Support

Garry Roberts runs the Forest School Training. Garry is a friendly and approachable tutor with 12 years PGCE teaching experience.

Garry is a Forest School Trainer, Survival instructor, Outdoor enthusiast and, Bushcraft practitioner.

Garry has vast experience of running forest schools for all different ages and backgrounds from pre-school children right through to care home residents.

121 support is offered throughout the course and Garry is on hand to offer telephone and online support as needed. As part of the course a number of Continuous Professional Development Days will be offered to help you with different aspects of the course.


Training from the practical days through to getting your portfolio marked takes 9-12 months depending on the pace in which you complete your portfolio.

We can also give you the opportunity to run sessions at one of our centres during the Summer holidays so that you can easily complete the practical experience that is required to pass the qualification


The total cost for the course is £650 (special offer, usually £800). We offer some flexible payment places which allow you to pay over a 12 month period at a rate of £100 deposit followed by 4 payments of £184

To secure a place please book via Eventbrite.


If you have any questions about the course please contact us at forestschool@kidsadventures.org.uk

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