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North Yorkshire Forest School Training |
North Yorkshire Forest & Coastal School Training
Forest School Leader course beginning 22 November 2018 –   booking now   |    – FSA Endorsed Forest School Trainer
Registered Forest School Trainer

North Yorkshire Forest and Coastal School Training

Welcome to North Yorkshire Forest School Training

Secure a place on a NOCN Level 3 course | What is Forest School? | Why train with us?

Step 1 - Decide on a course

Forest School Training

Forest School Courses

  • Beginning 23 November 2018
    NOCN Level 3 Forest School Leader qualification
    at Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, Margrove Heritage Centre
  • Beginning 4 April 2019
    NOCN Level 3 Forest School Leader qualification
    at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

  • Beginning 30 April 2019
    NOCN Level 3 Forest School Leader qualification
    at Durham Wildlife Trust, Rainton Meadows
  • Beginning 24 June 2019
    NOCN Level 3 Forest School Leader qualification
    at West Boldon lodge

To find out more see Forest School Courses


Outdoor and Paediatric First Aid Courses

  •  24 September and 25 September 2018
    at West Boldon Lodge, NE36 0BG

To enquire or book a place please contact us


Coastal School Training

Coastal School Courses

  • 21 and 22 May 2019
    NOCN Level 3 Coastal School Leader 
    at the Living Seas Centre, Flamborough
  • 17 and 18 June 2019
    NOCN Level 3 Coastal School Leader 
    at Margrove Heritage Centre and Saltburn
  • 3 and 4 July 2019 

    NOCN Level 3 Coastal School Leader 
    at Rainton Meadows and Seaham Beach

To find out more see Coastal School Courses

Step 2 - Register by completing the registration form

  • You'll receive an email to confirm you've registered.

Step 3 - Complete your enrolment

  • We'll need some more personal details and a deposit payment or details of who to invoice.
  • You'll receive an email confirming your enrolment on your chosen course.

What is Forest School?

What is Forest School?

At Forest School children play and learn in woodland areas on a regular and sustained basis. Challenging and enjoyable experiences across all areas of learning and development can be provided for each child in this natural learning environment. Learning is achieved through playing and exploring, as well as the teaching of skills and knowledge, with a balance of adult led and child initiated activities.

Sessions can be linked to learning in the classroom and the approach is used to meet the requirements of both the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum.

Forest Schools is an inspirational process that offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands on learning experiences in a woodland environment or natural environment with trees.

How does it work?

  • Forest School is a long-term process of regular sessions, rather than a one-off or infrequent visits; the cycle of planning, observation, adaptation and review links each session.
  • Forest School takes place in a woodland or natural environment to support the development of a relationship between the learner and the natural world.
  • Forest School uses a range of learner-centred processes to create a community for being, development and learning.
  • Forest School aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent and creative learners.
  • Forest School offers learners the opportunity to take supported risks appropriate to the environment and to themselves.
  • Forest School is run by qualified Forest School practitioners who continuously maintain and develop their professional practice.

What are the benefits of Forest School?

There is much research evidence indicating that experience with the natural world is of benefit to children, young people and adults in terms of health and well-being and that childhood experiences of nature affect behaviour and attitude towards the environment as adults.

Evaluations of the impact of Forest School on children have highlighted improved confidence, social skills, communication, motivation and concentration, physical skills, knowledge, understanding and respect for the natural environment.

(A Marvellous Opportunity for Children to Learn: a participatory evaluation of Forest School in England and Wales)

Why train with us?

North Yorkshire Forest School Training is an approved training provider of NOCN Forest School courses and a member of the national Forest School Training Network GB, established for 8 years supplying high quality courses throughout Yorkshire and the North East.

Teaching is delivered by enthusiastic and supportive tutors who are qualified teachers and Forest School Leaders, and importantly, experienced in the integration of Forest School and the curriculum.

Use of first class training venues well suited for classroom and woodland based training sessions at different locations in the region.

"The learners have produced excellent portfolios of evidence indicating the amount of high quality teaching and learning that has taken place." Open College Network Quality Reviewer