One of the guiding principles of forest schools is that it is organised and run by qualified Forest School leaders. To deliver forest schools in your setting you will need a Level 3 Forest School Practitioner – you can either train up an existing member of staff or employee the services of a forest school practitioner.

For a list of level 3 practitioners in Staffordshire please check out the Find a Forest School Practitioner section on our website.

For more information on training please take a look at the Forest School Assiciation and FEI website. Training for a Forest School Level 3 practitioner can cost between £700 - £1000.

Those embarking on the Level Three Forest School Practitioner course will need to ensure that they have appropriate and adequate First Aid training. This training will need to be updated every three years and, as recommended by the HSE, refreshed on an annual basis. Many training providers can provide information on this.

The following training providers offer forest school training in Staffordshire:

Creative Outdoor Learning

With many years’ experience of woodland management, practical conservation, environmental education and Forest School, Creative Outdoor Learning is well placed to deliver Forest School training.

For information on our next course in Spring 2016, please take a look at the training and skills pages of our website

To contact us directly, please call 0789 979 3967, or email

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
Education Team
01889 880100 

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is a well-respected and experienced provider of training in the field of practical conservation and environmental education. Their training team have years of experience and qualifications in both the area in which they teach and in teaching and assessing adult learners.

You can also check out the training pages on their website for more information about the forest school training they deliver. Please take a look at their leaflet for their latest training course.

Forest Schools Education
Forest Schools Education is an international training provider offering training on Cannock Chase. Known for their excellent training programmes and highly trained and accomplished trainers, who create the most inspirational and transformative learning experiences.

Forest Schools Education Ltd , Sheffield Technology Parks, Cooper Buildings, Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NS

Tel : +44(0)114 22 11 811

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