Question 13 - Your FS qualifications

Do the FSA recognise your Level 3 qualification?

Level of Forest School qualification held

Please enter either level 1, 2 or 3 if applicable for the people named in question 12. For those people with level 3 qualifications we need to see a copy of their Level 3 certificate. The copy can be a clear photograph or scan. 

Please read the following information carefully to check that your Forest School qualification is acceptable (more detail can be found by visiting https://www.forestschoolassociation.org/reminder-fsa-recognition-of-forest-school-qualifications/): 


All Forest School qualifications awarded before 1st December 2018 will be accepted.  


For qualifications awarded between 1st December 2018 and 31st August 2019 the following are acceptable:

  • the legacy FSA endorsed Level 3 Forest School qualification (QCF – 'Certificate in Forest School Programme Practitionership’)
  • the updated FSA endorsed Level 3 Forest School qualification (RQF – ‘Certificate for Forest School Practitioners')
  • Agored qualifications
  • SCQF Forest School qualification (Forest School and Outdoor Learning Leader SCQF Level 8)


For qualifications awarded after 1st September 2019 the following are acceptable:

  • the updated FSA endorsed Level 3 Forest School qualification (RQF – ‘Certificate for Forest School Practitioners')
  • Agored qualifications
  • SCQF Forest School qualification (Forest School and Outdoor Learning Leader SCQF Level 8)