The Forest Kindergarten Award has been designed to specifically meet the needs of Early Years practitioners who would like to use outdoor spaces on a regular basis, for learning and play.
Candidates will be trained and equipped with all the knowledge and processes they need to be able to deliver Forest Kindergarten sessions within their own setting.
There are three broad outcomes:
Course Duration and Format
The programme consists of:
Candidates will be supplied with an SQA Workbook, wider resources and all Assessment materials.
Candidates do require suitable outdoor clothing for any weather foreseeable, including wet and cold conditions. While we will adapt the course as needed to extremes of weather, we do not expect to alter the plan.
Forest Kindergarten Course is a National Workplace Award, credited at Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Level 7, equivalent to National Vocational Qualification Level 4 or Higher National Certificate (HNC). The qualification is relevant to anyone in the UK (and beyond), not just Scottish residents. You can compare Qualification levels here.
Venue and Timing
The event is on 25th-27th October 2022, 9:00am-5pm each day.
We are using Dumyat Room, Scion House, Stirling University Innovation Park, Stirling, FK9 4NF.
The University grounds offer excellent outdoor facilities, which we will also make use of.
The buildings contain all facilities we need, including a café, and all facilities are fully accessible.