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Join 18 other Forest School Providers, 1480 Individual Members, 423 Trainee Members, 3 Registered Forest School Trainers, and 5 Endorsed Forest School Trainers

Membership Benefits

Individual Membership

  • FSA Social Networking Account
  • Access to the Forum
  • Access to the knowledge base and FSA guidance notes
  • Access to local Forest School Groups
  • Receive the e-bulletin by email
  • Access to FSA blog, news, guidance notes, case studies, reviews and articles
  • Discounts on FSA events such as the national conference
  • Discounts on listing Jobs and Events with the FSA
  • Discounts on products and services offered by partner organisations
  • £10 discount on Liability Insurance and no admin fee (£15) in first year from Birnbeck Insurance
  • Voting rights

Trainee Membership

  • Trainees receive all the benefits of individual members for a maximum of 12 months

Trainer Membership

(Just launched)
  • A route for those who train and assess Forest School courses to become a FSA endorsed through a rigorous Quality Assurance process. Through this scheme trainers can demonstrate they meet a variety of standards associated with providing quality training experiences in line with the 6 core Forest School principles.
  • A personal and portable endorsement of a person’s quality training provision (because it applies to an individual not an organisation)
  • A personalised e-badge and a certificate to display to publicise this endorsement
  • Presence on the public map and database of FSA Registered (after Stage 1) and Endorsed (after Stage 3)
  • Access to good practice and annual training for Forest School Trainers
  • 10% discount on Professional Indemnity Insurance from Birnbeck Insurance

Membership Options

Individual Membership

  • £5 discount if making recurring payments

Trainee Membership

  • Trainees may only join for 12 months

Trainer Membership

  • QA process costs £400 (£200 before application and £200 at end of Stage 3 upon endorsement)
  • £150/year Trainer membership fees applicable once registered
  • Additional optional marketing add-ons including FSA Trainee Membership discount code, marketing courses on the FSA website/Facebook/Twitter accounts and ethical ‘FSA Endorsed Forest School Trainer’ branded clothing such as fleeces and T-Shirts.

Privacy policy
By applying for membership of the FSA you are giving permission for the FSA to use the information that you provide in accordance with our privacy policy. Our primary means of contacting you will be by email and we will not write to your address unless this is the only means we have to contact you or to deliver a service. Please ensure that we have your current details in your member profile. We will not share your details with third parties except suppliers, business partners, advisers and auditors who may have incidental or necessary access to your information in the process of providing services to us. They will be obliged to treat your information as confidential.

Code of conduct adherence agreement
It is a requirement of FSA membership to agree to adhere to the member CODE OF CONDUCT for the duration of your subscription. A member who, following investigation, is found to be in breach of this code of conduct may, as an ultimate sanction, have their membership revoked.


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