Terms and Conditions

One Awards Forest School Level 3 Leader Training – Terms and Conditions

The Forest School Practitioner Award Level 3

Students will need to have the correct entry requirements before being accepted on to the training course. By booking on the training, students agree that they:

  • Are aged 21 years or over.
  • Have a current and valid CRB disclosure or equivalent.
  • Have a current and valid first aid certificate – 2 day Paediatric First Aid in Outdoor Settings.
  • Possess at least a (Level 5 or National Progression Awards or National certificate) in teaching, play-work, youth-work, social work, health work or at least 2 year’s experience in working with groups of children and/or young people.

Delivery of Course

NESOLG agrees to deliver the following taught elements – Forest School practical skills, learning and development & establishment and delivery (approx. 70 hours taught). Students.

Students are expected to attend all the course tuition days and complete some assignments by dates set by NESOLG’s tutors and other assignments in their own time (approx.110 hours – self- directed learning). These include: practical skills training, plan a Forest School programme, compile the appropriate health & safety documentation necessary for running a Forest School programme, health and safety/risk assessments, deliver the Forest School programme with a small group of children/young people in an outdoor setting and complete a coursework portfolio/reflective learning journal.

Course Support      

NESOLG will provide each student a coursework file, containing details of units of learning with their assessment criteria, as well as details on participation in the whole programme, assignments, programme delivery and assessment. During the course NESOLG will outline what is expected in the assignments, reflective journal and for the practical assessments. NESOLG will assign each student one of our tutors who will support them through the course of the programme.


NESOLG have their own Public Liability & Professional Indemnity Insurance which covers students during the taught elements of the training course.

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure they have adequate and appropriate insurance cover to deliver their Forest School programme.

Completion and Qualification

Students will only be put forward for qualification and certification when –

  • They have participated in all taught elements of the training.
  • They have successfully completed both the practical skills assessment and the delivery assessment.
  • They have completed a coursework portfolio for all three units, to the required standard.

If a student is unable to attend any one of the scheduled elements or parts of the training course, they will be expected to contact – Julia Mackay: Julia.m4cay@gmail.com immediately to discuss alternative arrangements. This may involve an additional charge being made to the student.

Forest School

Only students who have fully completed the training and the coursework portfolio and have received a certificate for the level 3 Forest School Practitioners Award can run Forest School