Nature Workshops


I wanted to pass on the magic that can happen when small groups of people gather together to cook on a camp-fire, tell stories, play games, share knowledge and make useful and beautiful things from natural materials.” Sally, Level 3 Learner.



Good times in the natural world give us good memories. Improving our health and general well-being, natural spaces are a great place to learn new skills and foster an appreciation for the earth and it’s resources

Our unique programme means your training can be done near you, with small groups of learners and at your own pace. Always outdoors, you will develop and hone your skills via exceptional one-off workshops with some of the UK’s leading figures in outdoor education as well as apprenticeship-style opportunities with our experienced and passionate trainers staying with you on your learning journey. The programme includes practical step by step support in setting up your own practise as an independent practitioner.

AptEd Level 3 Forest School
Free Training Taster Days
Payment Plans
Schools and Communities
Other Land-based courses

Why Train with us?

-Be inspired by passionate trainers who are all practising specialists in outdoor learning and well-being.

-Attend workshops with some of the UK’s leading Forest School and outdoor learning experts.

-Practice your skills through monthly skills-share gatherings, your own personal mentor meetings and the chance to shadow and assist our leaders deliver sessions to all ages.

-Participate in delivering cutting-edge outdoor well-being programmes that target some of your region’s most vulnerable people.

-Build your Forest School community on your doorstep, with links to leaders across the country we can help you grow your practice where you live.

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Level 3 Forest School Leadership:

Click here to download an application form.

Click here to download our Training Brochure

Our 12-month Level 3 training programme starts with a set practical training days in carefully selected woodland. These training days are delivered by an expert Forest School practitioner and designed to hone the key skills required to give you a flying-start on your portfolio. Over the course of your learning journey with us you will also benefit from:

– Dedicated mentor support from an experienced Forest School Leader close to where you live, there to support you throughout your twelve-month training.

-Free membership of the Forest School Association.

-Networking opportunities via our regular Skill-shares featuring visiting Forest School and woodworking experts.

-Help securing local volunteer placements where you can practise your skills and connect with your local Forest School community.

As each of our learners is different, so we have developed two different training pathways. Regardless of where you are based or your other commitments, you can choose a programme that suits you.

Option 1:

Spend five days in a lovely woodland near the Eden Project. With accommodation on site (at an additional cost) dates include half terms and term time options.

Option 2:

Our two and half days of practical sessions allow you to start your training at a time that’s convenient for you with the option of a further 2 and half days at the end of your course to recognize how far you have travelled in your learning.

We are currently planning and developing online distance learning to include teaming you up with the best practitioners in your area, wherever you live. Thus the process of your training helps to embed your practise in your community.


We run the training as a ‘roll on roll off’ process with dates to suit you in your area. Get in touch with one of our training advisers using the contact form below and you can start your training today.




If you’d like more detailed information about the course and what will be expected from you please take a look at our  FS L3 learning Outcomes.


“The next adventure starts now. I will be finishing my qualification very soon and whilst I am busy collating all the coursework and evidence, the reality of what I have achieved over the past 12 months really sinks in. Amazing experiences, skills, friends, confidence and knowledge, inspiration and above all, my own new business where I get to inspire others in the great outdoors all day, every day!” Charlotte, Level 3 Learner.


.Click here to download an application form


We are members of the Forest School Association.

For more information on our Forest School training, please see our Forest School Brochure

The completed application form for our courses should be emailed to or posted to Nature Workshops, Gweal-an-Tops, School Lane, Redruth, TR15 2ER.




Free Training Taster Sessions:

We think our training is amoung the best, but don’t just take our word for it. Why not book on to one of our FREE training taster sessions held at beautiful woodland locations in Cornwall and Devon (and coming soon to Somerset!).

Informal, fun and hand’s-on, taster events give you the chance to have a go at some of the activities that typically feature during a outdoor session. We provide a tasty hot meal around the fire, which we think is the perfect setting for you to talk through anything that comes to mind about becoming a outdoor practitioner with us.

To find out a little more you can read our Taster Day FAQs or email




Payment Plans

We are committed to making sure our training is accessible to as many people as possible, which is why in addition to flexible course dates we try hard to offer learners as many ways to pay for the course as we can.

Typically, we can offer you interest free facilities to pay off just over half of the course fee in one lump sum, upfront, with the rest of the monies being billed at regular intervals from months 5 to 11 of your course*. Please contact our Office if you wish to discuss this as a potential way forward.
(* please note that this arrangement does not cover the cost of your Outdoor First Aid qualification)

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Schools and Community Groups

If you are a school or community group, please refer to the What we can offer your school information sheet for details of the exciting range of courses that we offer.


Contact us now for more details via or through our contact page.

Other land-based training courses

We also offer Level 1 Introduction to Forest School and Level 2 Forest School Assistant training in addition to Level 1 Organic Horticulture and Levels 1 + 2 Bush-craft courses. For more information email


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