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Introduction to Forest Schooling Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

A learning method that reconnects children to the natural world, forest schooling takes teaching to our forests and woodland areas. It provides a holistic learning experience that focuses on the development of a child, not just academically but as an individual - building self-esteem, social skills, the ability to problem-solve and other characteristics, in addition to some aspects of a traditional syllabus.

Discover the forest schooling learning method – how it differs from other forms of outdoor education and its benefits both to children – with insight into how it can help those with additional needs and your career. You’ll also learn essential information about physical, psychological, and emotional development in children and the ways in which forest schooling can support these.

We’ll take you through the practical activities of forest schooling and what is involved in each. You’ll learn about tree-climbing, obstacle courses and other games, sensory walks, foraging, shelter-building, nature-based arts and crafts, woodworking, animal tracking, and the most popular forest school activity — campfire building. The course also covers the safety measures that are taken, especially with those activities that have an element of risk.

You’ll learn about the neuroscience that backs the forest schooling approach and take a look into some of the therapeutic benefits of this learning method.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Explore the benefits of forest schooling
  • Gain an understanding of child development
  • Understand the activities children undertake in forest school
  • Discover the neuroscience behind forest schooling and its therapeutic uses
Children in forest looking at leaves through a magnifying glass

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Forest Schooling?
  • Part 2: The Benefits of Forest Schooling
  • Part 3: Forest Schooling Vs. Other Forms of Outdoor Learning
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Forest Schooling Roles
  • Part 2: Career Development
  • Part 3: More About the Benefits for Pupils
  • Part 4: Effects Beyond Forest School
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Physical Development
  • Part 2: Psychological Development
  • Part 3: Cognitive Development and Learning
  • Part 4: Emotional Development
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Tree Climbing
  • Part 2: Obstacle Courses
  • Part 3: Games
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Sensory Walks
  • Part 2: Foraging
  • Part 3: Shelter Building
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Fire Building and Lighting
  • Part 2: Campfire Cooking
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Woodwork
  • Part 2: Nature Art and Crafts
  • Part 3: Animal Tracking
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: More on Cognitive Development
  • Part 2: Neuroscientific Perspectives
  • Part 3: How the Forest Impacts Biochemistry
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Forest Therapy
  • Part 2: Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Forest Schooling
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Risk Assessment
  • Part 2: Fire Safety
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

This course will take you from complete novice to understanding the multifaceted developmental benefits that forest schooling offers.

You may be a parent looking to get your child involved with a forest school or other outdoors group, an educator wishing to understand the benefits of forest schooling and how it can support students in more than just their academic proficiency, or you may be considering undertaking a professional qualification and wish to learn more about the subject.

Whatever your motivation, this course will help you to understand how forest schooling can help to transform modern education to benefit the wellbeing of children.

Please note, the completion of this course does not qualify you to lead forest school sessions but will give you insight into the subject and its place within child education and development. To run a forest school you will need to complete a recognised qualification.

An open book that is merging with a forest
Accreditations

The Introduction to Forest Schooling Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Many Centre of Excellence courses are Fully Accredited by the world’s leading professional membership association for natural medicine – The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA).

You can apply to join The CMA as a Student Member while you are still studying, and if you do so you will be eligible to use the post nominal letters SCMA after your name.

Upon graduation from a CMA Registered course you will be eligible to apply for CMA Membership and this will give you numerous professional benefits including being able to use the letters MCMA after your name – Member of The Complementary Medical Association. This will demonstrate your commitment to excellence and professionalism in the natural healthcare field.

Register with The CMA as a Student or fully qualified Practitioner via The CMA website where you will be asked to submit your certificate of graduation, and proof of insurance.

The CMA’s recommended insurers are Westminster global.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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