Forest School Leader Training


Forest School Level 3 Leader Training

This is a thorough training qualification which will provide you with the knowledge and skills to set up and run a Forest School.  

Date:         26 to 30 June 2017 (5 day course)

Location:  IndigiScapes, 17 Runnymede Road, Capalaba

Cost:         $1995 per person to include Open College Network West Midlands registration.

After a hugely successful first round of training, Forest School Learning Initiative (UK) are delighted to continue their partnership with Nature Play QLD and extend the provision of Forest School Leader Training to Queensland for a second year, enabling even more practitioners to lead Forest School Sessions in Australia. 

(To find out more about what the training involves, read this training summary from the first round in October, 2016).

Delivered by:  Training will be delivered by Christina Dee, Forest School Learning (FLSI). FSLI was established by two exceptionally experienced Forest School Leaders, in response to the need to extend Forest School provision.  Christina Dee has been the leader of Forest School training since 2000.  Along with her team they have trained in excess of 2000 Forest School Leaders and continue to support them in the development and implementation of Forest School all over the UK.

Suitable For: 

  • Early Childhood and Primary Teachers
  • Educators with a Certificate 3 in Early Childhood Education and Care, Diploma, or equivalent experience

How does the training relate here in Australia?

The Forest School Leader training will be tailored to support the Australian National Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework. All practical session ideas, planning and recording documentation and presentations will relate to these learning outcomes. Health and Safety and Risk Benefit analysis input will also be tailored to the environment here in Queensland. The Forest School learning approach can be adapted to benefit any child in any environment. It is all about reconnecting our children with meaningful experiences in their local nature.

Book now:  to book your place, complete the application form at the end of the information pack and send to  For more information, please refer to the link below.

Feedback from former qualifying trainees

"What an amazing course to be a part of. I loved each day and how it was split with practical/theory. Very informative and the 4 leaders were great. Thank you so much. Feel blessed to be part of it all."

"Bloody fantastic! Loved the heart and soul that the teachers taught us with. The clarity and embracing of everyone on their individual path, with a common goal. I'm so honoured to have been a part of this."

"A full on, exhausting but amazingly inspiring course that I was lucky to be part of."

"This was intense, thought provoking, interesting and enjoyable training. A full-on week of learning, research, fun and friends."

"Most amazing experience. Have learnt so much about myslef in this completely unfamiliar environment. While I agree and promote outdoor learning, it is something that I was not comfortable doing, but now I feel as though I could do it!"

"This course was exactly what I needed to feel confident to begin my journey in offering a forest school program! I have found the health and safty aspects of the course most helpful and also the very practical ways to support children as they learn in a forest school environment."

INFORMATION PACK AND APPLICATION FORM HERE  (click to download word document)

If you have further questions or would like more information, please email Anya Perkins on

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