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 2020* 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: 6th & 13th March 2020                                                                                    COURSE TWO: 22nd & 23rd Sept 2020


Module Two -

COURSE ONE: 20th & 27th March 2020

COURSE TWO: 24th & 25th Sept 2020

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: 17th & 24th April, 1st May 2020

COURSE TWO: 21st, 22nd & 23rd Oct 2020

Successful completion of all the above together with module three, the skills assessment PLUS an onsite delivery assessment at your own forest school achieves the 'Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders' qualification. Total cost = £880 (modules one, two, three, practical skills assessment and on-site delivery assessment)


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."