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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

Course costs vary according to which level you choose to do. 

Current prices:  

Level 1  £150

Level 2  £450

Level 3  £875

Our prices are not inclusive of VAT which will be added.

How do I introduce Forest School to my school?

You need to identify an area that has as many trees and natural resources as possible or hedgerow that can be developed if necessary. Ideally, the area should only be used for Forest School. Forest school sessions should over a minimum of 6 sessions with each group . It is important to get parents on board with the ethos of Forest School.  It is necessary for Forest School sessions to be led by a Forest School Leader Level 3.  Therefore you would need to train - we have courses available in many locations all the time. 

Do I need a woodland?

The best place for a Forest School site is definitely a woodland: however it is important for the area to be easily accessible for the children. Many settings use school playing fields, gardens, local playing fields. These areas may need development which is part of the Forest school programme.Any area must be large enough to be sustainable for long term Forest school sessions

I am only a TA - what level of teaching do I need to have?

We usually require that all individuals undertaking Forest School training have a Level 3 Child care or Teaching qualification.  Often the equivalent experience is sufficient. If you are not sure it worth ringing us to discuss.

What First aid do I require?

A minimum of 12 hour Paediatric First aid, ideally Outdoor Paediatric First Aid.

Why should I train with FSLI ?

We are one of the largest training providers in the UK with a 95% completion rate for our students. We pride ourselves on the one-to-one support we give our students. You can read what our students say here. 

All FSLI staff carry out weekly Forest School sessions with children. 

Where can I train ?

We have course all over the UK, checkout our course information here.