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Bridgwater College is the pioneer of the Forest School concept in the UK. In 1993, a team from Bridgwater College visited Denmark on an exchange visit and were inspired by the encouragement the Danish schools give to outdoor activities. On their return to Somerset, they set up the Forest School—the first of its kind in the UK—which has now become widely accepted across the country as a valuable mode of learning for all ages and client groups.

Bridgwater College staff go out to other areas of the UK giving training to those interested in running or participating in Forest School provision to spread the good practice of the College's Forest School nationally and internationally. Download our Forest School Brochure here or view an ITV News Forest School profile on Bridgwater College.

Upcoming Courses

Listed below are location and dates of planned upcoming Forest School courses. The prices shown are on a per person basis. If you would like information on these courses or you wish to host a course at your venue please call our administrators Alyson or Julie on 01278 441365 or email forest-school@bridgwater.ac.uk.

Level 1 Introduction to Forest School

LocationDatesCost
Camden 21 – 22 Apr 2015 Postponed* £250
Camden TBC £250

BTEC Level 3 Advanced Forest School Leaders Award

LocationDatesCost
Bridgwater 10 – 14 Aug 2015 £865
Moggerhanger 24 – 28 Aug 2015 £865
Nottingham 14 – 18 Sep 2015 £865
Lambeth 5 – 9 Oct 2015 £865
Scotland 5 – 9 Oct 2015 £865
Amsterdam 12 – 16 Oct 2015 £865
Bridgwater 26 – 30 Oct 2015 £865
Nottingham 3 – 6 Nov 2015 £865
Haringey 2 – 6 Nov 2015 £865
Camden 16 – 20 Nov 2015 £865
Moggerhanger 30 Nov – 4 Dec 2015 £865
Camden 7 – 11 March 2016 £865

BTEC Level 3 Forest School Leaders Award

Specialist course for those working with hard to reach learners.

LocationDatesCost
Colstons School Bristol 14 – 18 Mar 2016 £865
Colstons School Bristol 16 – 20 May 2016 £865

* Please call 01278 441365 for details