Green Light Trust were amongst the first to offer the Open College Network West Midlands qualifications in the UK and have been delivering quality Forest School training since 2005.

Tutors

The qualifications are led by Mell Harrison and Eloise Wilkinson, who together have over 30 years of experience in
delivering nature based, child-led learning including Forest School. Both tutors are nationally recognised and in 2018 Mell Harrison was awarded the Forest School Association's registered trainers status.

Mell and Eloise have a unique way of delivering the course content, which from the very beginning is designed to support the development of community and nature connection. Both tutors currently practice Forest School, weekly, with children and young people of all ages, and this experience brings current and valuable understanding to the course.

Support

Support is given throughout the course not only by the tutors but also Lindsay, our Administrator who is just an email or phone call away. Please contact her if you have any questions that you cannot find the answer for within your course details or our FAQ page.

Who is the qualification for?

Teachers, Nursery Nurses, Learning Support Assistants, Playworkers, outdoor education professionals and those who believe our children and nature need to connect more.

Minimum age to train for Level 2 = 18 yrs

Minimum age to train for Level 3 = 19 yrs*

*Please note that the minimum age for qualified Forest School Leaders is 21. This is a Forest School Association and Department for Education requirement

Who are the qualifications accredited by?

All our courses are accredited by Open College Network West Midlands and Green Light Trust is an Open College Network Recognised Centre.