Forest of Avon Trust

Forest of Avon Trust
Forest of Avon Trust
We are a registered charity who have been delivering accredited Forest School training courses since 2010 and pride ourselves on the support and experience we have provided hundreds teachers, outdoor leaders, nursery staff, support workers and others.

In July 2017 we will be offering:

1. Ascentis Level 1: Introduction to Forest School Principles – 10th & 11th July 2017, Kings Weston House, Bristol. Explore and experience the Forest School approach and learn a range of activities to use with groups. More details:
Course Cost: £300

2. ITC 16 hr Outdoor First Aid Certificate – 19th & 20th July 2017, Kings Weston House, Bristol. This course has been specially tailored for those working outdoors with groups of children or adults in Forest Schools or Outdoor Learning. More details:
Course Cost: £135

3. Ascentis Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Leadership, 24th – 28th July 2017 (with another 3 days to be agreed with trainees), Tintern, Wye Valley (40 mins from Bristol). Train to become an accredited and qualified Forest School Leader. This course covers everything from woodland management, site maintenance and risk assessments, to the safe use of tools, species identification and how to put the forest school ethos into practice. Trainees are also taught practical skills such as fire-lighting, campfire cooking and knife-work. Includes 8 days of tuition and assessment, plus an onsite observation, ongoing tutorial support and will help you to develop a written portfolio of your Forest School work. More details here:
Course Cost: £900

Too far to travel: why not stay in the beautiful Wye Valley while you train? We can let you know about affordable local accommodation/ camping/ glamping options.

To receive a Booking Form or find out more about our courses, please email:
Link to Trainee Feedback comments:

By training with us, you also help support the wider work of the charity, including:

• Running activities so that the health & well-being benefits of woodland can be enjoyed by all (including those with dementia, mental health issues and learning disabilities).
• Providing free orchards for schools .
• Supporting volunteering, helping people shape where they live and acquire new skills.
• Advising landowners on woodland management getting at least 50% of woods cared for and contributing to their business by 2020.
• Campaigning for woodland creation as part of the Forest of Avon and supporting owners to plant new woodlands.
• Planting trees & caring for local woodlands through tree dedications and legacies.
• Selling discounted English-grown fruit trees and bushes for gardens & allotments to support local growing.
• Working with business to deliver a range of local Corporate Social Responsibility projects.

Thank you very much. We look forward to hearing from you.
  • Forest of Avon Trust