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Bright Sparks Forest School – Training

As champions of Forest School’s inspirational approach to learning and connecting to the natural world, we have made it part of our mission to spread the word. We aim to raise awareness through the provision of training for prospective Forest School leaders in the nationally accredited Ofqual RQF qualifications, endorsed by the Forest School Association.

Our training is offered one day a week for a number of weeks rather than in an intensive block. Our students have told us they love this approach as it allows them to take on board all the new elements they learn each week.

We provide all learning materials required including templates for Risk Assessment, Ecological Impact Assessment, site management plans and session planning. We also provide an extensive course handbook that covers most aspects of the taught elements of the course.

We imbue our training with the same ethos as our Forest School practice with a learner centred approach and sense of community.

We dedicate time within the training to look at the portfolio in detail to ensure that students understand how to structure their written work.

The trainers are available for 12 months from the end of the training for consultation, support and feedback.

Our lead trainer has over 10 years’ experience of delivering Forest School to a wide range of groups including Adults and Children with SEND, Families as well as children and young people and has been delivering Forest School training since 2016.

What our most recent student have said about us:

‘Straightforward and comprehensive training with a knowledgeable leader’

‘Such a good community spirit. Loved the cooking and sharing. All felt supportive informative and holistic’

If you have any questions, please email us on leave a telephone number and we will call you back.


If you would like to book a place please fill in the Booking forms below electronically and email it to us.

We can deliver Bespoke Forest School Training on your school grounds, please contact us for more info on this offer.

What our students say about us

‘Bright Sparks offer Community, Friendly approachable trainers (with) a wealth of knowledge and passion about Forest School’

‘Very inspiring, fun relaxed environment leads to positive engagement with learning’

‘Amazing! This qualification has improved my confidence, quality of life and future career prospects’

‘Thank you for this fantastic opportunity to let me learn in this fabulous environment’

‘Academic side very well balanced with practical side. A very well thought out and delivered course’

‘The most fun I’ve had training, ever!’

Click here to see some lovely images of our training over the last few years.

Level 3 Forest School Leader – Autumn 2024 – £995

The course of 8 days will commence in September 2024 followed by 1 day in February 2025.

Time: 10:00 am-5.30 pm

September: 17th, 24th

October: 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

November: 5th, 12th

Skills assessment day in February 2025 tbc.


The course is run outside in our Forest School setting with ample room including areas undercover, toilets and ample washing facilities. We have protocols to deliver all elements safely , if you have any concerns please get in contact.

We can only accept digital copies of forms, please complete digital copies using the writable word docs below. We cannot accept hand written/typed & scanned forms. Please clearly mark the course you wish to attend. Send completed forms to the team –

Level 2 Forest School Leader – Autumn 2024 – TBC

The course of 5 days will commence in September 2024.

More information to be announced shortly.

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