The value of outdoor learning opportunities for children and young people is undisputed...
FSTC is one of the foremost suppliers of quality Forest School training since 2004 and delivers training throughout England and Scotland. We work with organisations such as The Forestry Commission (FC), Forest Education Network (FEN), Local Education Authorities and Wildlife Trusts.
We train professionals such as teachers, Early Years practitioners, Countryside and Education Rangers, youth-workers and policy advisors.
FSTC is currently undergoing a transition - from company to co-operative!
This will enable us to operate closer to the Forest School values of; diversity, collaboration and environmental awareness.
We have been developing our training courses to be current with the new Forest School qualifications available and will be expanding our online resources. Please see the course dates pages for the most up to date course information.
Please note the contact number for FSTC in England is 07787 930030 and in Scotland 01698 543418.
The email address remains the same: firstname.lastname@example.org
We apologise that out online shop is not currently active. We hope to restore this service once the new co-operative is firmly rooted. If you are undertaking training with us in England you may be able to purchase kit from us directly during the course.
Our website is divided into two main sections, Forest School and Training.
To see the full content of each section click on either of the two black buttons above.
1) The Forest School section is concerned with what Forest School is, demystifying some of the misconceptions about FS, as well as containing information about the benefits, learning process and the ethos of FS.
2) The Training section is all about our FS training courses, including information about our modular training course, the various levels of training available, as well as the dates of our courses and booking facilities.
FSTC Forest School courses in Scotland are on the main training pages as well as the FS Scotland pages.
“One of the most useful bits (of the training) for me was really getting to understand child–led learning and putting it into practice..”
Pam H. - The Eden Project, Cornwall
" I have greatly enjoyed the course. The practical work is great and the written work has helped me organise my thoughts and understand the why and how of what I am doing"
Jo D. - North Devon
" The course has been consistently informative and stimulating (with some fun, too) and has made me want to persevere in teaching and influence others to adopt the Forest School approach"
" Usually training courses are static experiences, with token gestures at involving participation...Forest School training couldn't have been more enjoyable, with practical demonstrations, the acquisition of new skills and confidence to deliver meaningful experience to the children in my care"