Course dates:

Tues 28th & Weds 29th September 2021
Mon 22nd - Weds 24th November

16 hr Outdoor First Aid certificate
Mon 11th & Tues 12th October 2021

Please note the training will all take place outside under the canopy in the woodland, and all the necessary precautions will be put in place regarding Covid-19 following guidance from the Forest School Association.

Entry requirements:

Minimum age of 21

There is an assumption that you are either currently assisting at Forest School, or have very recent experience of doing so.

You are required to provide a copy of your Forest School Level 2 Assistant certificate and your passed Level 2 workbook.

If you have completed Level 2 training at Green Light Trust post 2016 you will need to complete a pre-course workbook prior to starting the course.

If you have completed your Level 2 with Green Light Trust prior to 2016 you may need to complete other essays in addition to that required for the post 2016 requirements, due to the Level 2 criteria being updated in that time frame.

If you have completed your Level 2 with a different provider there is an extra charge of £20 for an assessment of your completed Level 2 workbook. This will allow us to highlight any additional information you may need to hand in prior to the course. This allows us to meet Open College Network standards and for you to meet the level of the other students you will be joining on the training. 

Training delivery and assessment process:

You will attend 5 days face to face training, as opposed to 10 days on the Level 3.

You are required to attend the 16 hour Outdoor First Aid weekend, if you do not have this qualification already.

From the moment our students arrive here we are modelling the 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.

Over your training you will be spending some time indoors and lots of time outdoors. There will be a balance of both. We will be having small group and whole group discussions on a range of topics. Outside we will be building on your Level 2 practical skills, going more in depth and demonstrating lots of practical uses..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.


About Wheatfen

Wheatfen Broad in Surlingham is both the inspiration and main location for Wheatfen Forest School.

For forty years Ted Ellis, the well-known writer and broadcaster, lived here and devoted his lifetime to natural history. He was one of the great characters of East Anglia and had the ability to communicate his enthusiasm to everyone.

Wheatfen Forest School was established by his granddaughter, Rose Hoare, in 2015. Rose hopes to carry on the family legacy by inspiring a new generation of naturalists and conservationists through Forest School. Wheatfen Broad is also home to the Wheatfen Nature Reserve, which was founded in Ted Ellis’s memory. This strange, primitive area is recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and is one of the last tidal marshes of the Yare Valley. The Trust aims to preserve its rich and fragile ecology, and to keep this land and its wildlife accessible for the enjoyment and education of all.

Student support:

  • Contact with tutors: Contact can be made at any point by email via Lindsay in the office [email protected]
  • FAQ’s page on the website
  • Student only login pages on the website for access to coursework, handouts, links etc.
  • 5 training days running from 9am - 5pm each day
  • 16 hour Outdoor First Aid weekend - 9am - 6pm each day

Application process:

Book Online

We will then contact you to confirm your booking and send information pack and course details.


Each day runs from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm.

£750.00 per person plus 16 Hr Outdoor First Aid (if you don't already have this) £150.00

Total cost £900.00


Full Price INCLUDING First Aid - £900

Full Price  WITHOUT First Aid - £750

or a DEPOSIT ticket of £100 (with or without First Aid), and we will invoice you separately for the balance depending on whether or not you require the First Aid certificate

Please ensure you click the green "CONFIRM" button at the end of the BOOKING FORM and the green "COMPLETE PURCHASE" on the following 'BASKET' page in order to COMPLETE YOUR BOOKING

If your booking has been successful and you have ticked that you are happy to receive email communications, you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email please ring the office on 01284 830829 to check the status of your booking.

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Ticket Quantity Price

FS L3 Top Up Wheatfen Sept 21

Decrease Increase £900.00

FS L3 Top Up Wheatfen Sept 21 DEPOSIT

Decrease Increase £100.00

FS L3 Top Up Wheatfen Sept 21 NO FIRST AID

Decrease Increase £750.00