Forest School Training North Wales

Forest School Training for Teachers and other Outdoor Education Professionals 

Plas Derw are the sole providers of Forest School Training in North Wales and our programme is delivered by our subsidiary trading company PDT Training and Education Ltd.

We are proud of the personal high standard of Forest School training you will receive as you train with us which includes;

  • Practical assessment days during initial training, where you will be signed off to use tools and fire with your groups for your first six session programme
  • Unique on site session observations, offering support and advice during your Forest School delivery
  • Learning support day, extra contact time with your tutors.
  • Unlimited email, telephone and one-to-one support from your allocated tutor
  • Portfolio and e-package of learning resources
  • First year free FSA membership for PDT Trainees
  • Fabulous local networking

No gimmicks,  no cutting corners,  just high quality comprehensive training.




High Standard Training

As we are based in Wales we use the Agored suite of outdoor learning qualifications to award you your

Level 3 Certificate in Leading Forest School .

As members of the Outdoor Learning training Network we are proud to offer a high standard of quality Forest School training.

As a registered Agored Centre we are inspected periodically and always receive  excellent feedback.

Certificate in Leading Forest School L3

The Level 3 award qualifies you as a Forest School Practitioner.

Throughout the course you will explore the newly developed suite of 5 Units which encompass areas such as; establishing a site, planning and safely running a stimulating program with your client group, observing the learning and development and effectively evaluating the sessions. Forest School training will give you the confidence to teach the use of tools and fires to your client group.
Award in Assisting Forest School L2
This is the qualification for Forest School Assistants and is ideally suited to those of you who would like to be involved in Forest School without the full responsibility or commitment of a leader.  Level 2 assistants can only work with fully qualified Level 3 Practitioners on site. You will only attend the first three days of the course dates listed below.


JUNE 2019 : 12th 13th 14th 20th 21st 27th 28th

SEPTEMBER 2019: 11th 12th 13th 19th 20th 26th 27th

Cost:  June:850 for Level 3,   £450 for  Level 2

September 2019 Onwards – £900 for the Level 3  £475 for leel 2

Location: Glyndwr University Northop Campus, Northop CH7 6AA

Additional info:  £100 for express certification within 6 months of course start date.



Coastal School Certificate

The Coastal School unit qualifies you to lead Coastal School sessions if you already have a Forest School qualification or if you are currently undertaking the training. You can also complete the Coastal School unit then undertake the additional 4 units to create the Full Award at a later date.

Next Course: 2oth & 21st May 2019 – Bookings now being taken!

Cost: £350 for the Unit,  £850 for the full award, discounts apply when combining it with Forest School qualifications awarded by ourselves.

Location: Talacre (near Prestatyn).

*** New for 2019 – Weekend Forest School L3 Course ***

Ideal for Childminders or those who cant get the week day time off work or just want to learn at a slower pace. This course will take place one day a month for several months.

2019 course dates:  16th 30th March, 4th 18th May, 1st, 15th 16th June

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