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Remote Access

Staff and students can access their ‘My Documents’ area. Staff can also access The T Drive and the W Drive.

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FFD IntelliNet

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Access your documents from home.

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Forest School Training


DATES: 14 – 18 May 2018

What does this course involve?

This Forest School Level 3 Course involves a commitment to five days initial training, two more days further training (to be mutually agreed by participants – usually between a fortnight or month later, after consolidation of your initial training in your own time and setting), completion of a portfolio of study, and a half-day in-setting observation by our trainers. There are five Units of Study at Level 3: Supporting Learning, Play and Development in the Outdoors; Observation and Evaluation of Outdoor Learning; Sustainable Use of Natural Resources; Teach Outdoor Practical Skills; Forest School Leader.

Entry Qualification Required

Level 2 Qualification in Education, Youth Work, Childcare AND an established link with a client group and potential Forest School site. You must be 21 years or over at the start of the course OR Level 2 Qualification in Forest School, Countryside, Woodland Management AND at least two years’ experience with client groups AND an established link with a client group and potential Forest School Site.

You will need to achieve a suitable Outdoor 1st Aid Qualification and hold a current DBS certificate prior to starting your own Forest School practice as part of the training.  We advise that a Level 2 Food Safety course be undertaken, if you intend to cook on the fire pit.

Forest School Leader Level 3 Award Information Leaflet


DATES: 9 – 10 May 2018

What is this course?

Outdoor Learning Practitioner (Level 2) focuses on developing practical hands-on skills; building a bank of activities; building confidence and ability in using the outdoor environments; and learning how to manage and improve these for teaching & learning. This course has accreditation with Cambium Sustainable and Agored Cymru Qualifications (OCN Wales).

Who is it for?

This course is ideal for those wanting to expand their knowledge and confidence in delivering the curriculum in local outdoor spaces as well as improving their own skills in how to improve their local green environments for learning and biodiversity.

What does it involve?

This course involves two days initial training with another half day or twilight session (to be mutually agreed) between a month and four months after. It also involves a commitment to a portfolio of study, which should be submitted approximately six months from the start of the course.

Outdoor Learning Practitioner Level 2 Award Information Leaflet

Mrs Alex Alves who is a fully qualified teacher and a Level 4 Forest School/Outdoor Learning Trainer will lead all the Forest School Training. Alex works full time at Fairfield Preparatory School where she runs the Forest School and Outdoor Learning for all pupils. She is also a qualified expedition leader, and runs her own Outdoor Learning website. The course curriculum is organised through Cambium Sustainable and registered on the Qualifications and Credit Framework for Wales, which is part of the Regulated Qualifications Framework UK.

The courses at Fairfield will take place between our exciting new build, our renowned Forest School area, our new and exciting outdoor learning area, and local natural environments. All candidates will receive a hot lunch or a packed lunch. Please note that one day involves candidates creating a menu and cooking the meal on the fire-pit.

Forest School Training Application Form

For further information and details please email [email protected] or call 01509 283723.