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Accredited UK Forest School Training 
Student Support & Networking 
This page signposts the student support and networking available to you whilst you. 
Scroll down for information on: 
Your course community and support 
Forest School Association free membership 
Linking to local networks 
Government support for access to work 
Your course community and suport 
Your lead tutor will have: 
sent you a list of email contacts for other students on your course 
suggested that your course sets up an online peer support community 
given you contact details and procedures to use to contact the lead tutor direct. 
Forest School Association 
The Forest School Association is the professional body for Forest School in the UK. You can also follow the FSA's news on facebook. 
As a member of the FSA you will; 
Be kept up to date with relevant news and events. 
Be eligible for discounts on certain services - such as insurance packages, FSA conference and events. 
Be able to use the FSA website - there are members only areas, where you can join forums, discussion groups and access documents. 
You can find out more about the FSA on their website here > 
Linking to local networks  
Do make contact with your local Forest School practitioners and networks. 
In Scotland, may are part of Forestry Commission-funded Outdoor and Woodland Learning or OWL Scotland.  
You can post questions and information on the much-used OWL Scotland-moderated facebook discussion group. It's a closed group so you have to request to join by searching for Forest Education Initiative. 
Access to Work 
Did you know that the government provides grants to workplaces (or direct to you if you are self employed) to support people in work, if they have a disability, physical health or mental health need?. If you have a learning need, such as dyslexia you may be eligble to access this support to source resources that can help you at work (such as read/write software, dicaphones etc). 
Find out more on the Access to Work website here. 
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