Green Light Trust have successfully provided Forest School training for many years and in that time has trained thousands of students. Green Light Trust also provide support to children, young people and adults who are marginalised and facing challenge in their lives, you can check these pathways out in other sections of our website.

As a charity, we have decided to focus our efforts within this area and will no longer be running Forest School training.

 If you are a learner with us already you will receive information in relation to this change. 

If you are looking for any future courses then these are now being delivered by Suffolk Wildlife Trust.

For more information nd to book on this training please follow this link - Forest School | Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Qualification for Teachers, Nursery Nurses, Learning Support Assistants, Playworkers, Outdoor Education professionals and those who believe our children and nature need to connect more.

5 day Level 2 Forest School training is designed for anyone who is assisting, or who wishes to assist at Forest School.

Course dates:

Monday 16th - Friday 20th October 2023

Who are the qualifications accredited by?

All our courses are accredited by AIM formally Open College Network West Midlands and Suffolk wildlife Trust is a recognised centre.

How long will it take me?

  • 5 days of tutor time
  • Home study

 60 hours of study - equivalent to a GCSE level of work

Entry requirements

Minimum age of 18

Breakdown of training programme and assessment process

This course comprises five days of training led by experienced Forest School tutors and Practitioners. In addition there is approximately 28 hours of self-guided study over a three month period. Evidence of your learning is assessed through the completion of the Level 2 Forest School workbook.

The workbook comprises 2 units: Unit 1 Practical Skills and Unit 2 Learning & Development

Course delivery process

From the moment our students arrive here we are modelling forest School ethos and possibly one of the most important elements of Forest School; How to hold a space, create a sense of belonging and community and make people feel safe, welcomed and comfortable.  We will be having small group and whole group discussions on topics such as play and holistic development. Outside we will be building dens, playing games, learning lots of practical skills, knots, fire...You will be held in a space where everyone is offered unconditional positive regard. Participants are celebrated for their uniqueness in an atmosphere of community kindness and respect.

You will consider the environment, the flora and fauna, and how we use natural resources to enhance children’s learning. You will describe how teaching outside in the woodland differs from formal education and will record the impact of Forest School experiences on emotional and cognitive development.

Please note that in order to gain an insight into the role of the Forest School Assistant you are required to assist in the planning and delivery of at least 3 Forest School sessions led by a qualified (Level 3) Forest School leader.


Venue : Knettishall Heath and Redgrave & Lopham Fen, Thetford, Norfolk

There is still availability on this course, bookings to be made via Suffolk Wildlife Trust.
The event is only sold out on the Green Light Trust website.


Sorry, this event is now sold out.