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Level: 3

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Weeks: 34

Hours: 3.50

Start: 12/09/2016

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 850.00*

Concessions: 850.00***

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This is an accredited and recognised Level 3 qualification which will give you the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to design, develop and deliver your own forest school programme within your nursery or school.

This programme is delivered by highly competent practitioners who have years of experience in both forest schools and early years practice and who are qualified Further Education trainers.

Entry requirements

You must be working within a relevant setting such as schools, nurseries, playgroups, cubs, brownies, or out-of-school clubs.

Course Content

This intensive and inspirational 12-day training programme is delivered over a period of a year at our Broomfield Hall Campus within the outdoor environment and woods.

Units consist of:

* Delivery of a forest school programme

* Learning and development in a forest school programme

* Planning a forest school programme

* Forest school programmes and the woodland environment

* Practical skills for a forest school programme


How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via:

  • Portfolio - from September to May you will be producing a portfolio of evidence which will be supported by your allocated trainer
  • Practical Assessment - this will take place through direct observations, both within your own setting and at Broomfield Hall, to demonstrate your forest school skills and competencies




Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need to have access to outdoor clothing, suitable footwear and specialist forest school equipment.

What can I do after this course?

You will be qualified to run and deliver your own forest school programme within your own setting.



* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Broomfield Hall Campus

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About Broomfield Hall »

Harli-Marie Richards

Harli-Marie Richards

Exploring the rewards of a childcare career

Taking children to see piglets and new-born lambs is all part of a day’s work for nursery practitioner Harli-Marie Richards. Having completed her childcare apprenticeship, Harli-Marie was taken on permanently by Derby College’s Little Explorers nursery at Broomfield Hall campus.

Before embarking on her apprenticeship, Harli-Marie took A-levels but had no interest in university. She spotted the nursery opportunity and hasn’t looked back since. She worked towards an advanced NVQ qualification while undertaking on-the-job training.

It’s a great job and I love the fact that the children are free to enjoy the outdoor space. Little Explorers is special and I can’t imagine any other nursery quite like ours. I definitely see my longterm career in nursery care – and I applied straight away when a permanent role became available at Little Explorers.
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