Our Spring course is now full. We have limited funded and self-funded places for our Summer course starting August 2023


Forest school ethos and practice

Application of learning theories and holistic development in outdoor learning

Practical outdoor skills, using tools, woodcraft, site surveys, species identification, campfire cooking and woodland management

Leading and managing outdoor learning and forest school sessions


For an application form, please email us or call 0131 663 1921.

Forest and Outdoor Learning Award

Leadership level 8

Recognised by Forest School Association

An outdoor learning leadership award that incorporates the Forest School practitioner award


Please note: the course starting in March 2023 is now full, but some places are available for the Summer course starting in August 2023

Dates for Summer course:

24 and 25 August 2023
31 August 2023
28 and 29 September 2023
5 October 2023
28 and 29 October 2023*
2 and 3 November 2023
6 and 7 June 2024
Expected completion: August -Dec 2024

* Outdoor First Aid Course dates (a requirement of the training unless you already have a valid certificate)


The course fee is £1200 (non-residential). For pricing to include residential, please email us or call 0131 663 1921. Fee for Outdoor First Aid Course: £140.

Do you work for, a Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) employer? If so, you may be eligible for funding for this programme. SMEs are able to access up to £5000 of training. To find out more please email us. (Evidence of SME status and application process required)

Forest School and Outdoor Leadership is a course at SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) Level 8.

This course is about working in the forest and outdoor environment  to gain leadership skills and to lead outdoor learning as well as becoming a fully qualified practitioner.


To find out more, check out our FAQ document, call us on 0131 663 1921, or email us. Also contact us if you are interested in other levels or have significant previous experience in outdoor leadership.


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