outdoor learning, training and therapy


Tel. +44 (0) 7962 446 886

Email. [email protected]

Step-Out Outdoor Learning, Training and Therapy C.I.C trading as Step-Out, Company Registration No 07868880

Registered Office:

6 Mount Pleasant

Aldington, Ashford,

Kent, TN25 7ND                            Website Terms & Conditions | Cookie Policy | Privacy Policy

a community interest company providing Forest School services in Kent

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We run Forest School practioner and CPD courses throughout the year and will post information here on courses with space as we run them.  Please contact us if you have a specific need or requirement.  See you soon...

Forest School Training

We currently have the following courses taking place near Smeeth, Ashford, Kent.

OCNWM Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leadership

Modular Course 


If you wish to lead Forest School programmes, the completion of

your Level 3 is the beginning of your journey.  Apply now....


What should I expect if I train with Step-Out? 


  • A training course held in beautiful location with excellent indoor and outdoor spaces

  • A maximum of twelve students per course in order to maximise practical ‘hands-on’ time and give opportunities to explore and experience the Forest School ethos in depth.

  • An all-inclusive price of £880 in 2021* with no hidden extras and is inclusive of a 16hr      

 f       first aid in the outdoors course. 

  • Tutor(s) still regularly involved in delivering Forest School Programmes with many and varied groups and individuals

  • A course which will challenge and stimulate you.

  • Plenty of support for the duration of your training.


*(can be paid in instalments – please ask).


Due to the modular nature of this course participants can decide if they wish to complete Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 forest school leadership qualifications prior to, or during the course.


Module One -                                                                                                                            COURSE ONE: 25th Feb & 4th Mar 2021                                                                                    COURSE TWO: 10th & 17th Sept 2021


Module Two -

COURSE ONE: 11th & 18th March 2021

COURSE TWO: 24th Sept & 1st Oct 2021

Successful completion of module one and two together with the associated workbooks achieves 'Level 2 Award for Forest School Assistants'.  Total cost = £520 (both modules one and two)


Module Three and Practical Skills Assessment (Module Four) -

COURSE ONE: 22nd & 29th April, 6th May 2021

COURSE TWO: 8th, 15th & 22nd Oct 2021

Successful completion of all the above together with module three, the skills assessment, an onsite delivery assessment at your own forest school PLUS attendance at your choice of additional skills sessions achieves the 'Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders' qualification. Total cost = £880.

(modules one, two, three, practical skills assessment, on-site delivery assessment and additional 16hr first aid in the outdoors course on 24th & 25th Mar OR dates tbc in Oct)


If you are interested in attending this course please contact Sarah to ensure that this is the appropriate training course for you on [email protected] or 07962 446886.

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"Just awesome - in depth, informative, formal, informal and fun all at the same time."

Mr R. - Forest School Training Course 2016


"The past 12 months have been an amazing journey, the Step-Out team and yourself have to be one of the most inspirational group of people I've had the pleasure of meeting and the work you do is infectious!  I look forward to being able to run my own sessions knowing I have had the best training available and for that I thank you."

Mr W. - Forest School Training Course, 2015


"Fantastic Training."


"I have loved my Forest School training, it has just reinforced the fact that I'd love to do this full-time!"


"Sarah has been a fabulous trainer with a very caring and individual appraoch."