LASER’s ‘Forest School’ suite comprises a Level 1 Award, Level 2 Award and Level 3 Certificate. The Level 1 Award in Introduction to Forest School Principles provides an introduction to the Forest School philosophy. The Level 2 Award in Forest School Programme Support covers the skills required to support Forest School Leaders in an assistant role. The Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership develops the knowledge and skills required to plan and lead groups in Forest School programmes. The Level 1 Award is available to learners of all ages but there are age and other entry restrictions in relation to the Level 2 Award and Level 3 Certificate.
The Total Qualification Time (TQT) is between 30 and 180 hours, with recommended number of guided learning hours of between 25 and 96 hours, depending on the qualification being studied. Learners are assessed in terms of whether they have met the assessment criteria specified in the units of assessment.
LASER is approved by and meets the requirements of the Forest School Association, the professional body for Forest School in the UK.