To help our new trainees around the world, we are temporarily offering our new learner a free live training week at any of our training courses around the world.
Simply enroll on the online training course and work through the training.
When you're ready to join our live training simply select the live date that you'd like to join and let us know.
Sarah Blackwell
Forest Schools Education Founder
Level 3 Accredited Qualification
Now Open
Distance Learning
Become a fully-qualified, inspirational Forest Schools Leader
Learn with the most qualified and experienced master coaches in the world who will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to create and deliver your own Forest Schools programs in your own setting.
Guided Online Training Course
Follow the in-depth online training program that allows you study while in nature, created by our team of expert Forest School trainers and mentors.
Complete the course at your own pace, in your own time.
Portfolio of Evidence
Submit written and video evidence as your go and engage with our learning community to support your progress as well as access live help sessions.
Accredited Qualification
Upon completion and submission of your portfolio, you will receive your internationally recognised qualification and become an official Forest Schools Practitioner to Level 3.
Forest Schools Woodland Walk
Forest Schools Children
Becoming a Forest Schools professional means you are joining a global family of child-centered people seeking to change the lives of children by connecting them with outdoor environments, woodlands and natural landscapes in a unique and inspirational way.

In our modern world, children are beleaguered by a system of education designed around targets and outputs…Forest Schools educational programmes are different from any other teaching system in that we place the child at the centre of everything we do. Their essential needs, their spatial rights, and the meanings they seek are at the core of our work together.

Being a Forest Schools professional brings you into the heart of a community of educational professionals delivering the change we wish to see; Forest Schools’ family of practitioners are different from any other; they have the knowledge and experience to transform the lives of children by re-engaging their deepest inner instincts with our living planet.

In truth, Forest Schools professionals experience the change deeply and personally within themselves and it is this richness of enlightened experience that is passed on to others…YOU will become the change you want to see in our world.

The richness of our partnership reconnects the wildness of our world and our sensitivity to life by expanding our sensory awareness. Our knowledge is unique to Forest Schools and can only be delivered by qualified specialists.

Enjoy your time with our family on this programme and join us to discover for yourself just how and why our unique approach will set you and your children on a transformational journey for life…to be the best you can possibly be.
We've trained and changed the lives of over 25,000 people around the globe...
By the time you have completed your life-changing Forest Schools training, you will be able to create and deliver your own long-term Forest Schools programs in your own setting as a fully-qualified Forest Schools Leader.
We will give you all the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to change the lives of those around you.

Put your career on a natural path.
"I have been a teacher on and off since the mid 1980's and have always struggled with the overemphasis successive governments place on testing, targets, measurement, conformity etc. The week I spent with Paul and my fellow Level 3 trainees was the most rewarding educational experience I have had in many a long year. The ethos of forest school is what I believe Education should and can be and everyone deserves to experience it!"
Kate Shaw
Forest Schools Trainee
"Forest School had been an interest for a while and took the plunge in April. The induction week was the most motivating and inspirational week I have ever had in my career. Every aspect was was wonderfully communicated. I left to continue my Forest School journey feeling well supported and very enthused with the whole concept and ethos. I feel like I had almost had a personal therapy session myself to help me reflect and review my own practice!"
Julian Sandford
Forest Schools Trainee
"There is something naturally magical and wonderful about being in the forest, what it brings to your sense of self. A calmness, lots of creativity, peace, harmony, balance and an inner wonder for its nature. Everything about being in the woodland has a positive effect. Training with Forest Schools Education, Archimedes unlocks the door and the doors fling wide open to show the teaching and learning that can take place, for everyone willing."
Catherine Turner
Forest Schools Trainee
"All I can say is I loved my Forest School training, The trainers are soooo inspirational the knowledge they give you helps you understand where they are coming from and what they want you to pass on. And the group I was in we turn into a supportive group we helped each other through everything. It's the best training course I've been on ever, it was fun, practical, hard working and lots of learning :-) and I'm glad I decided to do Forest School as my career"
Natalie Elbrow
Forest Schools Trainee
Who is the course for?
  • Anyone in a facilitating teaching or mentoring role with babies, early years, young children, adolescents, young people or NEETS.
  • ​Anyone in social care: those responsible for mentoring young mothers, and young fathers, – families
  • ​Those in special needs forums: ASD learning disability, mental health, social care, adopters, adoptees.
  • Educators – teachers, TA’s caretakers and dinner/break staff.
  • Forestry and countryside workers: social forestry and educational groups.
You don’t need to have done Level 1 or 2 to join our Level 3 course. We only require that you have had past experience in working with children in any work capacity.
What will you learn?
The course content of the Forest Schools Training Course is based on up-to-date research surrounding aspects of:
  • Child development
  • ​Personal development
  • ​Neuro-science
  • ​Educational theory
  • ​Woodland conservation and recreation
  • ​Innovative and therapeutic theory in the outdoors
  • ​Risk assessments to enable safe outdoor play and education
Sarah Blackwell
"I am committed to change; I am committed to a flourishing generation; I am committed to babies, children and to their mothers and fathers, to families; to diversity; to education.

"Most of all I am committed to a life worth living, free from internal and external oppression, and I will support you in your desire to live a life, to give a life, to educate for a life of freedom through this vision."
- Sarah Blackwell
Founder of Forest Schools Education
During the course
  • ​You will learn how to be Transformational not simply Transactional in your approach to working with others in nature
  • ​You will learn about the natural environment and how to manage it effectively and sustainably
  • ​You will learn the importance of understanding ecosystems and their function for educational development that includes both environmental as well as personal sustainability
  • ​You will learn to understand the Forest Schools Model and how this is essential to learning and development paradigms for wholeness and wellbeing
  • ​You will learn not only the importance of emotional literacy but how you as a Forest School professional will integrate a professional developmental programme that is effectual at a neurological level of processing and formation
  • ​You will understand why the long-term interventional process of Archimedes Forest Schools is fundamental to personal, social and emotional development and a secure sense of self and place
  • ​You will understand what it’s like to be a learner who is challenged physically emotionally socially and spiritually
  • ​You will appreciate that as we walk our own journey we are continually changing and learning – you will learn that to empower children is a gift that can only make us wiser and our world a more imaginative, beautiful place in which to live
  • ​You will learn that the world and each child within it, including yourself, is precious and deserves compassion and love to succeed.
  • ​You will learn how to plan, design and resource fire: fire for light, for heat, for food, for community, for focus, for visions and for valuable lessons.
  • ​You will learn how to use struggle to overcome misunderstanding in order to create order from chaos
  • ​You will learn how boundaries and rules set us on a path to fresco. By using tools that are scary and dangerous and could do us harm, but actually give a joy and personal responsibility and a sense of worth and ver great adventures
Accredited By
Vision: To change lives through learning

Mission: To support educational achievement for all learners


- Excellence - To exceed standards in all we do, inspire excellence in our staff, centres and learners and deliver personalised customer service that surpasses expectations.

- Respect - To foster a culture of respect and inclusiveness, being receptive to each other and our customers and acting with integrity.

- Innovation - To listen, learn, discover and develop; to respond effectively to and invest in our staff, centres and learners.

- Aspiration - We strive to be visionary and influential.
Our unique video training pathway ticks all the boxes
  • ​High-Quality Instruction
  • ​Full Accreditation
  • ​Practical Skill-Building
  • ​Time Flexibility
  • ​Location Independence
  • ​Affordability
Forest Schools Training Course
£897  £997 
Or Four Monthly Payments Of
£224.25  £997 
No Fees for spreading the training cost
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