Forest School Qualifications

  • Local Offer

If you are interested in finding out more about the Forest School ethos, or wondered how to train to become a Forest School Leader yourself, then our not for profit, award winning team will be more than happy to guide you further. We are Inspired Forest School Training.

Train to become a Forest School Leader in a local, working Forest School, mentored by highly skilled practitioners, with the opportunity to complete a large section of the course online at your own pace.

Not ready for the Leader qualification and just want to learn more about the principles that underpin this global style of outdoor learning? Begin your Level 1 today and build on your studies at a later date, not a problem.

There has never been a better time to promote learning outside of the classroom. Let's inspire together!

Who to contact

01452 712330 01452 712330
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Where to go

Inspired Forest School Training
Station Road
Stations Road

GL3 2JXGet directions to GL3 2JX


5 minutes from Junction 11a of the M5, our training centre is within the grounds of a working Forest School at the foot of Chosen Hill.
Free parking is located within a few minutes walk.


Level 3 Leader = £879 (no vat)  Registration fee
Level 2 Assistant = £450 (no vat)  Registration fee
Level 1 Awareness = £200 (no vat)  Registration fee


Age Ranges
Referral not required
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Proudly supported by a number of local businesses, Inspired Forest School aims to provide trainees with membership of a community of like minded individuals. 
We are there to support you before, during and after your training and have built strong links with organisations including The University Of Gloucestershire, Active Gloucestershire and The Ernest Cook Trust.   

All of our three levels of Forest School qualification are internationally recognised and awarded by The Open College Network, supported by The Forest School Association.

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
16-18 (Transitions into Adulthood)
18-25 (Young Adults)
SEN Provision Type

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Who is your service for?
Local Offer Age Bands
16-18 (Transitions into Adulthood)
18-25 (Young Adults)
How accessible is your service?

We are based outside in a working Forest School with courses running all year around. All pathways are wide enough for a wheelchair to enter.

Is the building fully wheelchair accessible?
Is there disabled changing and toilet facilities?
Describe any training or experience you/your staff, have had or are having in issues around SEND?

Courses are run by qualified primary school teachers with Qualified Teacher Status and over 15 years of experience.

Experience of working with children and young people with the following disabilities/additional needs.
  • Alternative Communication
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Challenging Behaviours
Please add any further information you feel may be of use for the SEND local offer.

This course can provide a variety of potential employment possibilities including working in the Bushcraft sector, running or assistant at Forest School, teaching in a specialised outdoor setting. The qualification is also recognised in at least 5 countries (currently) worldwide.


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