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Upcoming Events at Brigit's Garden

  • Apr 1 2020
  • to
  • Apr 7 2020

Forest School Leadership Training - Postponed

Date: 1 April 2020, 09:00 AM to 07 April 2020, 17:30 PM - [note this event occurs on Multiple days!]

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the training has been postponed until October. Dates to be confirmed.

Down to Earth Forest School are delighted to welcome Huathe to Brigit's Garden in April 2020 for Forest School Leadership Training.

The training runs over 9 days and includes and at least 110 hours of self-study over approximately 9 months.

During the training you will gain knowledge in:

  • Learning and development at Forest School

  • Practical skills for Forest School

  • Woodland environment at Forest School

  • Planning a Forest School programme

  • Woodland skills

  • Nature activities

  • Knot tying

  • Policies and procedures

  • The principles and history of forest school

During the self-study period you will:

  1. Plan and deliver a six week Forest School programme with a group of children that includes practical activities based on reflective assessment.
  2. Complete practical workbooks supporting the delivery and development of Forest School.
  3. Create other materials demonstrating your understanding of both learning theory and woodland environments.

This course is appropriate for anyone 21 or over with at least Level 2 in youth work, childcare, teaching or at least 2 years’ experience working with children. You will need to have Garda vetting and to hold or acquire a 16 hour outdoor paediatric first aid certificate. (This is not included in the course price.)

Work Schedule & Details

April 1st - 7th 2020: Week of practical and theoretical work

October 22nd - 23rd 2020: CPD and hand in workbooks

In between April and October will be time for self-study and to plan and facilitate your 6 pilot sessions and complete your assessments and workbook

Venue: Brigit's Garden, Rosscahill, Galway. 


Type Cost
Full Payment €1125
Early Bird (until Jan 31st 2020) €999


Upon completion of the course you will receive a 3rd level qualification by the Open College Network, which is internationally recognized and is equivalent to a FETAC Level 5.

Who is giving the course?

The training will be given by Huathe, Forest  School trainers from England.

How to book

Kerry or Carol at to book your space!


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