Forest School and Woodland Pedagogy Diploma, Forest education, gardening, Hobby, plantation, Plants education, woodland.

Course Description

Forest School and Woodland Pedagogy Diploma Overview and Curriculum

What will I benefit from this course?

Forest school education is based on a learning method that introduces children to nature by encouraging them to learn in their outdoor space using woodland areas, forests, and outdoor environments. This form of teaching provides a holistic and positive experience whilst emphasizing the development of the child both academically and emotionally to enhance confidence, boost well-being, and self-awareness, and encourage physical education.

By enrolling in this course, you will understand how forest schooling differs from the traditional classroom method, the benefits of this ever-growing practice, and how this teaching system can enhance the lives of children with additional needs. You will also understand the physical, psychological, and emotional development of children and how forest schooling can be of support toward the development of children in your care.

You will learn about the knowledge of trees and woodland pedagogies, respecting the forest and nature, woodland recreation and conservation activities, foraging, animal tracking, nature-based arts and crafts, and more. You will learn about safety measures in the outdoors including health and safety and fire safety. You will also learn about the neuroscience that supports this learning method and delve into the therapeutic benefits of this wonderful way of learning.

By studying this course, you will:

Understand the benefits of forest schooling.

Understand the activities that can be explored in the forest.

Understand child development.

Understand the neuroscience and therapies behind forest schooling.

24/7 access to the course anytime.

No hidden fees.

Better earning potential.

Who should study this course?

Are you a parent looking to introduce your child to the wonderful world of the forest? Or perhaps you’re an educator curious about what this world has to offer. Are you looking for a change of career or to support your income after work or at weekends?

This course is aimed at helping you to understand how forest schools can support the children in your care, enhancing their physical, emotional, academic, and general well-being.

Please note, this is a level 2 course. To qualify as a Forest School Leader you will need a Level 3 enhanced qualification according to laws in England. This course will however give you the insight you need into this topic, and its place within child education and development. It will help parents and teachers to informally educate children about nature.

So if you are ready to start this awesome journey, join this program now.

Benefits of Forest Schools:

It promotes self-esteem, confidence, creativity, and independence.

It supports risk-taking, bone development, and team building.

It supports child-centered learning.

It helps children with learning difficulties gain more independence.

It reduces anxiety in children with additional needs.

It helps build resilience.

It improves communication skills.

It educates children on how to look after nature.

It promotes love for the outdoors.

As a parent, partaking in this program did not only assist

us as a family on what to do when out and about, it fed us

with the knowledge we needed to educate our kids about

nature. To us as a family, this course was worth every

penny.’ Lucas.

Course Curriculum:

Forest School and Woodland Pedagogy Dip

Module 1: Forest School

1. Introduction

2. History of Forest School

3. Benefits of Forest School

4. The Six Guiding Principles of Forest Education

5. Respecting the Forest

6. Knowledge of Trees

7. Assessment

Module 2: Woodland Pedagogy

1. Introduction

2. Woodland Managing Techniques

3. Biodiversity

4. Naturalist Knowledge

5. Woodland Recreation and Conservation Activities: How to look after natural environments: Leaving things in a better condition.

6. Assessment

Module 3: Child Development

1. Physical Development

2. Psychological Development

3. Cognitive Development

4. Emotional Development

5. Personal Development

6. Neuroscientific Perspectives

7. Forest Impact on Biochemistry

8. Psychotherapy

9. Assessment

Module 4: Career Development

1. Personal Development

2. Educational Theory

3. Innovative and Therapeutic Theory in Outdoors

4. Health and Safety

5. Risk Assessment

6. Fire Safety

7. Forest therapy

8. Woodland Therapy

9. Assessment

Module 5: Bush Craft

1. Tree Houses

2. Bird Feeders

3. Tree Planting

4. Bug Hotels

5. Woodland Games

6. Team Building

7. Nature Trails

8. Assessment

Module 6: Forest School Craft Activities

1. Tree Climbing

2. Sensory/Nature Walks

3. Foraging

4. Shelter Building

5. Campfires

6. Fire Building/Lighting

7. Campfire Cooking

8. Woodwork

9. Animal Tracking: observation of habitats and insects

10. Assessment

Reading Materials

Conclusion