Level 1 – 3 Practitioner

Archimedes Level 1 – 3 Forest Schools Practitioner Courses


Be the best that you can be


As world leaders in Forest Schools theoretical development, Archimedes has developed the highest levels of transformational pedagogy in the field of Forest Schools teaching. Practitioners who have trained with our delivery partners go on to create some of the most amazing adventures for the children and adults they meet and their outstanding results speak for themselves.

This training reaches a high level and only those seeking to work at a consistent and professional level will progress to become Archimedes Forest Schools qualified Practitioners.  You will become the most accomplished practitioner witnessing pedagogical change over time developing the desire to be the best of the best practitioners each of whom creating the opportunity to go on to become Level 4 Practitioners or Level 4 Trainers.

Our learner professionals will be challenged from day one and their prior knowledge of teaching or working with children in outdoor spaces will be developed to achieve even greater highs and fantastic experiences. Archimedes courses change lives…

Archimedes courses have trained more than 7,500 professionals around the world and the increase in awareness of Forest Schools transformational impact has been driven by our passion for changing the lives of children on every continent around the world.

Take a look at the different levels of training progression to see how you can qualify to work in the wonderful world of Forest Schools delivery…be the best you that you can possibly be, with Archimedes Forest Schools Training…

Level 1 (Certificate in Outdoor Learning – COL)

Is an immersion experience to give the learner an understanding of the Archimedes Forest Schools ethos. As an alternative to this Archimedes has developed its Outdoors & Up For It (OUFI) course. The COL is a 2 day course and OUFI is a 1 day course.

Level 2 Forest Schools Assistant

Is a 5 day course which qualifies the learner to assist a Level3 Practitioner. Level 2 qualified practitioners can progress through the Archimedes ‘top up’ scheme to become a qualified Level 3 Practitioner (Terms and Conditions apply).

Level 3 Forest Schools Practitioner

Is a 5 day training and 5 day assessment (including additional training) course run at one of our 12 venues around the UK. Learners can train and be assessed at any venue. Some venues provide excellent on site accommodation adding to the family of learning spirit of the Archimedes programme.


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