Question 21 - Long term

What sort of groups do I need to have to become FSA Recognised?

Tell us about the long-term programmes you offer (up to 4 of them).


FSA Recognised Forest School programmes are defined as long term, running for either:

a) a minimum of 2 hours per session, for 24 consecutive weeks (or the equivalent of two full school terms) in 1 year, covering 2 seasons with the same core group of participants or 

b) a minimum of 2 hours per session, for 12 consecutive weeks in each year over 2 years, covering 2 seasons with the same core group of participants.

If circumstances in your setting mean that you run your programme slightly differently to those set out above, but can equate to similar hours, then please contact us to discuss before applying: s[email protected] You might work with children with complex needs you may only be able to be outside for shorter periods of time due to, for example, needing oxygen tanks.

Refer to the example given on the application form for detail of how we would like the table to be filled in.