Forest School and Outdoor Learning Training for Educators

Develop the knowledge, skills and qualifications you need to deliver best practice nature-led educational programmes.

What is the difference between Forest School and Outdoor Learning?

Forest School training

Follows a Scandinavian approach to early learning. Here, children use woodland and other natural environments to develop a healthy engagement with risk, problem-solving and self-discovery. Led by qualified leaders, Forest School sessions take place regularly and throughout the year.

Our Forest School Level 3 training courses are endorsed by the Forest School Association.

Learn how to be a Forest School leader:

Forest School Training Level 3

Forest School First Aid


Train the Trainer: Forest Kindergarten Level 3


Outdoor Learning Training

Brings to life and embeds curriculum learning. At the same time, pupils gain first-hand, practical experience of the natural world. 

Know we can tailor outdoor learning days to suit your requirements and curriculum needs. 

Typical outdoor learning activities include woodland crafts, plant identification and foraging wild foods, den building, and knots and rope games. 

Search Accredited Outdoor Learning CPD courses

Oak Spring

Early Years

Oak Summer


Oak Autumn


Oak Winter


Where do Forest School training and outdoor learning training take place?

Choose between attending outdoor learning days at our beautiful 10-acre Sussex woodland site, or having us host a training session at your school site, local park or green space.

Why learn with Circle of Life Rediscovery?

We show you how you can teach outdoor experiences that connect individuals with nature and the wider community. 

Moreover, you’ll learn practical and theoretical nature-based practice tools you can tie into the national curriculum.

As a result, your students will:

✔️ Develop a connection with nature: build strong immune systems, confidence, resilience and creativity

✔️ Develop personally: knowledge, skills and social responsibility

✔️ Develop culturally: understand their place in nature and the world

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Who are our Forest School training and outdoor learning tutors?

All Circle of Life Rediscovery tutors have a background in education and sustainable schools. Also, knowledge and experience of nature connection, nature-centric models, the curriculum and the natural world. 

Still have questions?

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