We will be offering a  SPRING 2020 training with Huathe Forest School trainers.

Down to Earth Forest School are delighted to welcome back Huathe to Brigit's Garden for a Spring 2020 Forest School Leadership Training!


April 1st-7th 2020 and October 22-23rd 2020

The training runs over 9 days and includes and at least 110 hours of self-study over approximately 9 months.


During the training you will learn :

  • Learning and development at Forest School

  • Practical skills for Forest School

  • Woodland environment at Forest School

  • Planning a Forest School programme

  • woodland skills

  • nature activities

  • knot tying

  • policies and procedures

  • the principles and history of forest school

During the self-study period you will:


• plan and deliver a six week Forest School programme with a group of children that includes practical activities based on reflective assessment
• complete practical workbooks supporting the delivery and development of Forest School
• create other materials demonstrating your understanding of both learning theory and woodland environments

This course is appropriate for anyone 21 or over with at least Level 2 in youth work, childcare or teaching or at least 2 years’ experience working with children.

You will need to have garda vetting and to hold or acquire a 16 hour outdoor paediatric first aid certificate. (this is not included in the course price)


April 1-7th and October 22-23rd 2020 ( practical and theory)


Venue: Brigit's Garden, Rosscahill, Galway.

Price: €1125


        Early bird prices are available if paid in full by January 31st  : (€999)


Upon completion of the course you will receive a 3rd level qualification by the Open College Network, which is internationally recognized and is equivalent to a FETAC 5.

Who is giving the course?:

The training will be given by Huathe,  Forest  School trainers from England. www.huathe.org


Kerry or Carol at downtoearthgalway@gmail.com to book your space!

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