Forest School First Aid courses

Forest School First Aid courses

Forest Schools are Schools that take the learning outside and encourage the children to think for themselves and experience activities that they may not experience within the walls of a classroom.

Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a long-term program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.

Part of the requirement to be a Forest School Leader is to have a 16-hour outdoor-based First Aid qualification. Traditionally this has been an Outdoor First Aid Certificate, however pure Outdoor First Aid is aimed at those that are away from civilisation by a considerable distance and also adult-orientated. It is not totally aligned with the Forest School environment (although it is still an accepted qualification).

Nowadays Forest School Practitioners can also access a Forest School First Aid qualification to meet this demand. Whilst based on the Outdoor qualification and whilst it is still a 16-hour course, the content is more tailored to the Forest School environment.

Do get in touch with us if you are looking for a First Aid course, either as an individual or for a Group Booking.

Do also check out this Forest School First Aid Kit.