Unit 2 – Practical Skills for a Forest School Programme

1 – Be able to facilitate a range of woodland skills appropriate to a Forest School Programme.

1.1 – Select and use personal protective equipment (PPE) for working in a range of situations at a Forest School

1.2 – Demonstrate how to safely use a range of hand tools and explain their use to a client group at a Forest School

1.3 – Demonstrate the safe checking, cleaning, maintenance and storage of tools at a Forest School

1.4 – Train learners in the tying and use of a range of knots at a Forest School and explain how this can be taught to the client group

1.5 – Demonstrate how to make a range of different items using natural woodland materials and explain how this can be taught to the client group

1.6 – Erect a temporary shelter, using tarpaulin and ropes

1.7 – Explain how to erect a temporary shelter, making use of woodland materials

2 – Be able to facilitate campfire management appropriate to a Forest School programme.

2.1 – Demonstrate safe siting, lighting and management of a campfire and the surrounding area and explain how this can be taught to a client group

2.2 – Demonstrate simple methods of cooking over a campfire with due regard to basic food hygiene and explain how this can be taught to a client group

2.3 – Demonstrate how to safely extinguish a campfire and explain how this can be taught to a client group

2.4 – Demonstrate how to leave a permanent fire site safe

2.5 – Demonstrate how to remove evidence of a temporary fire