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Short Course Details

Introduction to Forest School Principles Level 1 Award - 2018:19

Location:  Merrist Wood College
Course Code:  OA02LP1A004P
Year:  2018:19
Duration:  2 Days
Attendance:  Thursday and Friday, 9am-4pm
FT/PT:  Part-Time 
Exam Board:  Laser Learning Awards
Level: 1
Fund Type: L
Tuition Fees: £ 220
Exam Fees: £ 0
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Content / Overview

This two day short course provides an introduction into using the outdoor environment as a tool to facilitate different learning styles and develop personal skills such as confidence and self-esteem.

Suitable for those with little or no experience of working in the outdoors, this course aims to build knowledge and confidence in the safe use of equipment and tools. Our staff will introduce you to basic woodland skills, and you will be required to demonstrate a basic knowledge of the flora and fauna in a woodland area.

Suitable For 

Suitable for those with little or no experience of working in the outdoors, who want to learn basic woodland skills which will help them to use the outdoor environment as a tool to facilitate different learning styles and develop personal skills.

Application Method 

Apply direct – no interview necessary

Entry Requirements 

No specific entry requirements, however a basic knowledge of flora and fauna in a woodland area would be beneficial.


You will complete a portfolio throughout the duration of the courses, which will be handed in on the last day.

Further Study 

On successful completion you could progress onto our Forest School Programme Support Level 2 Award, which is suitable for those who want to assist with the delivery of forest school session.

All students aged 19 years or over on 1 September in the first year of their course are expected to pay tuition, registration, exam fees and all other course related costs. Some assistance with these costs may be available depending on your circumstances and the latest government funding position.

There are normally no tuition, registration or examination fees to pay if you are aged 16-18 on 1 September in the first year of your course and are a British or European Union resident. This does not apply to HNCs/Ds, Foundation Degrees, Degrees or courses that do not attract government funding (identified as 'no fee remission available on this course').


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