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ITC Level 2 Award for Forest School Assistants

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Level 2 Award

This qualification is intended for those who wish to become an assistant Forest School Leader or intend to become a Forest School leader in the future, developing knowledge practical skills suitable for the role.

The qualification is composed of two units.


Topics include:

Unit 1: Understanding how Forest School and Forest School experiences can support learning and development and being able to perform the role of a Forest School Assistant.

Unit 2: Sustainable woodland management, risk assessment and carrying out practical task such as using tools, erecting shelters and safe fire siting at Forest School.

Assessment tasks will result in each candidate producing a portfolio of evidence meeting each assessment criteria in each unit.


Typical qualification support includes:

  • Attendance at an event at an approved ITC Centre
  • 54 guided learning hours
  • Assessed by a portfolio of evidence generated by Centre devised assessment tasks
  • Mentor support
  • Successful completion will lead to the candidate gaining an ITC Level 2 Award for Forest School Assistants

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