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Foundation Year

Level 3 Eco-Psychology and Nature Based Practice

This accredited course is designed for people who want to develop there work with others in nature. It deepens your understanding of what applied Eco Psychology is and helps you develop the skills and experience necessary to work with people within your main realm of practice. Whether you are just starting out in your work in nature, wanting to enhance your work with nature based practices and eco-psychological theory and/or stepping into a career within the realms of, 

  • Nature, Health and Wellbeing

  • Natural Healing and Development/ Eco Therapy

  • Deeper Nature and Spiritual Ecology

this course will give you the foundations needed. 

With good knowledge and application of the theory, skills, professional practice and personal development necessary to help you become a strong, effective and resilient nature based facilitator.  


May course:  This is immersive and is over two 5-day and one 6-day programmes. We will have webinar training in between and local nature based practice that is supported. The first and last programmes will run in North Somerset near Bristol the mid course will be in Cornwall. 

October course: this is spread over one year with a first 3 day weekend (Fri eve-Sun) then five further weekends and a five day residential in a wilder setting. 

Tutorials and smaller groups will be held for students on the months where no formal teaching takes place. 

The weekend for the courses are held in N Somerset near Bristol and the residential is in Cornwall or South Wales. You can camp at the venue in N Somerset by arrangement with Brown Rock Woodland Project at a fee of £5 per night. 

Fees are £1440 for both courses 

(Plus £58) for registration with awarding body.  

Payment can be arranged in easier instalments.

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May  2020

28th May-1st of June

Orientation and Grounding

Spring and Awakening

Webinar and local practice



 6th-10th August  

Grief and Gratitude


Webinar and local practice


21st-26th October

Call of the Wild

Welcoming the Dark


Immersion training

Autumn 2020

9th-11th October

Orientation and Grounding

 14th and 15th November

Embracing the Dark 

30th and 31st of January

Grief and Gratitude

6th and 7th of March

Spring and Awakening

 8th and 9th of May

The Call of the Wild

In Wilder space 17th-21st June

Vigil and Nature Retreat

17th -18th July