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Forest School Programme Leadership Training, 2016

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Forest School Programme Leadership Training, 2016

Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership (Level 3 Open College Network West IMG_8546Midlands)

We are delighted to announce the fifth Irish training delivered by UK Circle of Life Training, in association with Circle of Life Rediscovery, in a stunning woodland and workshop space in Co. Wicklow.IMG_9206

Part 1: November 2nd - November 6th, 2016

Part 2: March 30th to April 2nd, 2017

Parts 1 & 2 of the training must be completed in full.

Useful Forest School FAQ’s

Training will be held in Hollywood, West Co. Wicklow, 30 mins south from Tallaght via the N81.

Approved by the UK Forest School Association and awarded by the Open College Network (OCN) West Midland Region. This Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership (QCF) provides the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to prepare learners to plan and lead Forest School programmes as a Forest School Leader.Marina knots

 “This is the best training I have ever done.. I enjoyed all the aspects especially the hands on doing.  Each trainer brought their different strengths and you all worked together with such passion and a strong united vision” - Past participant, Co. Wicklow

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What is Forest School?

Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.

Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments imagethe wider context of outdoor and woodland education.

See www.forestschoolassociation.org for more information about Forest School. The five units covered in this training are found under Further Reading below.

Why become a Forest School Leader?

  • Forest School is an approach that embraces the outdoors as a learning environment.
  • You can aid the physical, social and emotional benefits achieved through Forest School sessions.
  • You will have an internationally recognised qualification and quality standard.
  • You can regularly work outside with all ages.

“Knife work was excellent, fire making excellent, noticing nature brilliant – very comforting to have such expertise in the teaching team.” - Bernard, participant 2013, Co. Wicklow

See a video of previous participants here:

WHERE: Co. WicklowIMG_8029

COST: €1,200 + First Aid training (if you are not already holding current outdoor first aid cert)

TO BOOK: Click the “Book Now” button and an email will be sent to you with a booking form you need to fill in. A deposit of €200 is required to confirm a place on the course.

Useful FAQ’s

In order to get the most from this professional training, you must have at least two years considerable experience working with groups, preferably children.

“I will be recommending it to everyone and hopefully arrange a training day for childcare providers.” - Participant 2013, Co. Wicklow

IMG_4049FIRST AID:  A First Aid Training will be offered, delivered by First Aid For Life for a special group rate of €110 and is organised for you by Earth Force Education. The course is Remote Emergency Care 2 (REC2) and will be held in Wicklow, date 4 & 5th March, 2017, although you may choose to do it elsewhere or may have done this already.

Occupational First Aid does not have the required remote emergency care components. WFA/REC2 meets all your requirements for your Level 3 cert for Forest School Programme Leadership.

Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership (QCF)

PrintThis certificate is awarded by the Internationally recognised Open College Network West Midlands.

Irish host contact details:

Bookings and enquiries to Ciara Hinksman – [email protected], mobile: 086 3199 515

This training is delivered in Ireland by UK-based Circle of Life Training Team of Marina, Mark and Anna (www.circleoflifetraining.com) in association with Circle of Life Rediscovery (www.circleofliferediscovery.com)


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