Good News! Ascentis is happy to announce that the current Forest Schools qualifications are still being offered. These qualifications are regulated by Ofqual, with a review date of 31st July 2019. 

We offer an exciting and varied suite of Land based qualifications which brings learning outdoors. These provide essential practical skills, alongside other highly transferable skills ensuring relevance and enabling progression into employment, work placements or further study.


Who are these qualifications for?

Learners considering a career or employment in Horticulture sector roles.

Learners seeking a qualification to gain entry level employment in this area

Learners seeking to develop practical experience and skills

Learners who prefer practical assessment or outdoor learning.

Learners who may be unsure as to which area within land-based studies they wish to choose.

Learners who may wish to try different areas before committing to work or further learning.

Learners who are already working in the sector and wish to further their skills and knowledge



Ascentis Level 1 Award & Level 2 Certificate in Bushcraft Specification

Ascentis Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership Specification

Ascentis Level 2 Award in Forest School Programme Support Specification

Ascentis Level 2 Certificate & Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture & Amenity Horticulture Specification

Ascentis Level 2 Certificate & Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture & Amenity Horticulture Tracking Sheets

Ascentis Level 1 Award in Introduction to Forest School Principles Specification


Why should I choose Ascentis?

  • Work environment assessment
  • Flexible unit options so that programmes can be customised to suit learner strengths, needs and preferences
  • Nationally recognised qualifications, supported by a responsive “local” service
  • All year round availability


Where can my learners go from here?

Learners can progress onto further study or straight into employment.


How do I get started?

For more information on how to deliver our Land Based qualifications, or to move your Land Based provision to Ascentis, or to request a visit to your centre, please contact the Commercial Team on 01524 845046 or click here to email.

If you wish to apply now, please download the Centre Recognition Form and/or Qualification Approval Form which are available in our Key Information section.