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Training with BSS Forest School

We are qualified to deliver accredited Level 2 and Level 3 training locally, based in Stockport. We work in partnership with Cambium Sustainable, one of the first providers to develop Forest School practice in the UK, using the original Welsh Agored Cymru syllabus. Cambium Sustainable act as our exam centre and ensure that moderation and standardisation of training practice in in place.


We offer two training courses per year, one in the Spring term with initial training days taking place over 5 days, across two consecutive weeks, with a further two days practical assessment a few months later; and one in the Autumn term, consisting of 9 training days, 1 day per week, over consecutive weeks (excluding half term). Our training allows cohorts to work through their portfolios as a group, affording them local peer support. We are also able to assess trainees in their own workplaces, with a one:one visit to your setting, which supports them in developing Forest School practice within their own context.


To find course dates and to book onto courses please visit:

If you have any questions about the training please get in touch using the contacts form on our main page.


Outdoor First Aid for Forest School (Level 3)

We work with the brilliant Andrea Bonacker of First Aid Training Plus to run our own Forest School First Aid courses and to refer people to Andrea's other courses. Please see below for upcoming courses nearby or look directly at the First Aid Training Plus website (if none listed below):



Upcoming Training Level 2 Assist at Forest School Course and Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School


UPDATE: The Spring Level 2/3 Course has been POSTPONED in line with the advice from the Government.  We will be re-scheduling and in touch shortly.  Your deposit will be transferred to an alternative course and we will engage you in discussion regarding this.  


Our current Forest School training course, running this Spring term 2020 is fully booked, HOWEVER, our next training course for AUTUMN 2020 has places available, so BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment!

The course starts on 1st October 2020. 

To book visit  

For enquiries please contact 0161 437 4956 (Opt 2) or