Bedgebury Bright Sparks- Training

Bedgebury Bright Sparks

As long time 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 prospective Forest School leaders by providing nationally accredited qualifications.

“Our school has just completed the teacher training aspect of Forest School training.  We have been out in minus temperatures, drizzle, under awnings (we even saw the sun once) and have enjoyed every minute (well nearly every minute!).  All the staff we have worked with: Saul, Kelly, Vikki and Ian have been dedicated and positive, well prepared and well resourced.  As a group we’ve bonded well over our campfire meals and have learnt many new skills.  We are now all raring to get out with our children for what we are sure will be a succession of hugely valuable learning experiences.”  Nicky Mitchel, Deputy Head Teacher Lamberhurst St Mary’s School

KHWP are able to offer Ofqual Forest School training at our permanent Forest School site within Bedgebury Pinetum.

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

Our training is offered one day a week for a number of weeks rather than in a block.  This approach is demonstrably more inclusive, flexible and allowed greater reflection ensuring enhanced immersion in the course.



Forest School Taster Session £45 – half day introducing the Forest School approach.

Date: Thursday 12th December *NEW*

Time: 10:00am-2.00pm

Want to know more about Forest School but don’t want to go on a formal course? This could be for you. This 3-hour course will include a Forest School session encompassing practical skills, games and tool use. We will also cover the basics of Forest School theory ,practical activities, games, tool use and a campfire lunch.

As an added incentive we will discount the £45 course fee off the cost of our Level 3 Forest School Practitioner Training commencing in March.

Call 01580 212 972 to book or for enquires.


Level 3 CertificateForest School Leader  £850 – Course consist of 10 training days plus 1 review/skills day a few months later.

Course 4. 2019 The course will commence  September 19th then  26th. October 3rd, 10, 17, 24, 31st.  November 7,  14th , 21st.

The Review / skills day will be 27th Feb


Course 5. 2020 The course will commence March 2020 for 9 consecutive weeks March 12th, 19th, 26th (break for easter) April 16th, 23rd, 30th. May 7th, 14th & 21st

The Review / skills day will be in September – exact day TBC.

For more information on these programmes please contact the team on or call 01580 212972

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