Forest and Outdoor Learning Awards SCQF Levels 2 to 8
Forest and Outdoor Learning Awards offer a learner centred approach to developing the skills and understanding to work sustainably in forest and outdoor environments, and at Level 8 they are a new Forest School qualification for Scotland, bringing it within the Scottish Qualifications Framework for the first time. At their heart the awards help people learn about how to be in forest and outdoor environments in sustainable ways. The awards are grounded in the ethos of ‘Forest School’ that places the human within the natural environment and supports active and person centred approaches to learning. The awards have been developed in consultation with a range of partners including: the Local Authorities, colleges, schools, the Forest School Association (FSA), Forest School trainers, the Forestry Commission and leaders of outdoor learning.
Training Provider Overview
FSTC have been delivering highly regarded Forest School, Nature Play and Nurture and Outdoor First Aid training in Scotland for ten years and are currently Scotland’s most experienced Forest School trainers. FSTC have a team of trainers and work regularly with Forestry Commission Scotland, East and Mid-Lothian Councils, Edinburgh Council, and North & South Lanarkshire councils, amongst others.
Lead trainer Aline Hill is a passionate Forest School trainer and practitioner of twelve years’ experience. Her areas of particular expertise are early years, primary school and adults with health and well being issues. She holds M(Ed) distinction level, Children in the Outdoors 0-5.
She currently works with an experienced team of co-leaders, assistants and developing tutors to deliver training. All have long-term experience of Forest School delivery and areas of specialist knowledge. For more information see www.forestschooltraining.co.uk.
Support, consultancy and training enquiries and booking are via email application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Invoices can be issued to a 3rd party on request. FSTC operate mailing and waiting lists – email email@example.com
Training Provider Contact Details
FSTC is an awarding centre with OCN WMR, ensuring high-level internal and external quality assurance processes. All our unaccredited support, CPL and consultancy work is formatively evaluated using a range of techniques both during and beyond the training process, and we are committed to co-constructing effective support and development with our clients.