Would you like to promote a team-work approach into your family life? Our Forest Families course will help you and your family to understand the real benefits of working together, using communication and understanding. We support you to recognise each other’s strengths and skills, and use these to work positively as a family unit. You will develop some forest skills, whilst spending some quality time as a family in the great outdoors around beautiful Wentworth Castle.
On this short course, you and your family will learn to build a shelter, work safely with tools, identify some local volunteering opportunities, and also produce a digital book of photos and thoughts to help you remember this wonderful experience.
What can this course lead to?
Other outdoor learning opportunities such as Forest Confidence, Forest Skills, Being Active Outdoors or you may like to try an indoor classroom and enrol on some of our English, maths or digital courses.
Course session dates
Saturday 20 Apr 2024 to Sunday 21 Apr 2024
Saturday 18 May 2024 to Sunday 19 May 2024
Saturday 22 Jun 2024 to Sunday 23 Jun 2024
When does this start and end?
We have 3 different start dates for this course:
20 April 2024 - 21 April 2024
18 May 2024 - 19 May 2024
22 June 2024 - 23 June 2024
What are the entry requirements?
There are no formal requirements required to access this course.
This course is for families with young people aged between 11 and 18 years old.
If you are not eligible, the cost of the course is £25.00. If you choose to stay residentially, and you are not eligible via the residential funding assessment, there will be an additional fee to pay. The vast majority of students are eligible to study and stay residentially for free and we will confirm when you apply.
These courses will build key transferable skills- communication, team work, organisation all beneficial in the workplace and further study.
“I am enjoying being back in education - learning, meeting awsome people and getting my confidence back.” - Craig
Staying residential was the perfect way for me to learn. As well as the course subject, which everyone is involved in, learning extends beyond the class room.
Being residential added to this experience, as one really felt part of a learning community.
Awesome tutors and a very friendly place. I wish I was still there.
I was made to feel that I did matter and that I was worthy. I was encouraged and supported when I thought I couldn't do it. Despite all the failures I had previously had at other places, I did it at Northern College because I was supported by people who believed in me.
Rated by Ofsted as a Good Provider
student pass rate for 2021-22
of students rated the College as good or outstanding in supporting them to improve their confidence to learn