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Forest School Training Programme Offers New Skills

Forest School TrainingIf you’re a fan of the great outdoors, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust may have just the course for you.

A new training programme is providing the opportunity to gain new skills and earn a nationally recognised qualification through its Forest School Training Programme.

The scheme will culminate in provide everything you need to gain the Forest School Training Open College Network Level 3 qualification, a hands on course which enables practitioners to lead groups of children/young people at Forest School.

Aiming to increase confidence and raise awareness in a woodland environment, Forest School encourages children to discover the delights of woodland while also raising their self esteem. Setting achievable tasks the children learn about woodland management, learning theories, practical skills and planning and delivering Forest School programmes. One of the guiding principles of Forest School is that it is organised and delivered by qualified Forest School leaders.

The training course takes place at the Trust’s Wolseley Centre headquarters, near Rugeley, from Monday 17th October to Friday 21st October, with practical skills days taking place on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd November. There is also a two day emergency outdoor First Aid course on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th of November

Duncan Coleman, Education Services Officer for Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, said: “The Trust is well-respected and experienced in training people so they gain the skills they need to run their own Forest School programmes.”

The full cost of the training course is £900 per person which includes First Aid Training, student registration and tutor support.To book, or for more information, contact education@staffs-wildlife.org.uk or call 01889 880106.

 

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