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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 working out of East 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 in the Wyre Forest, Worcestershire and on our site near Smeeth, Ashford, Kent.

OCNWM Level 3 Certificate in Forest School

Programme Leadership (QCF) 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 ten students per training 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 £850 in 2019* with no hidden extras

  • (you will need an up-to-date DBS and hold at minimum a 16 hours paediatric first aid certificate before completing the qualification)

  • 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 -

WYRE FOREST, Worcs: 8th, 9th and 10th July 2019

KENT: 16th, 17th and 18th September 2019


Module Two -

WYRE FOREST, Worcs: 11th and 12th July 2019

KENT: 19th and 20th September 2019

Successful completion of module one and two together with the associated workbooks achieves 'Level 2 Award in Forest School Programme Support' award (QCF).  Total cost = £495 (both modules one and two)


Module Three and Practical Skills Assessment (Module Four) -

WYRE FOREST, Worcs: 15th, 16th and 17th July 2019

KENT: 7th, 8th and 9th October 2019

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 in Forest School Programme Leadership (QCF)' qualification. Total cost = £850 (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 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."

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