We are Clair & Scott -
Clair Hobson & Scott Woolsgrove
Scott has achieved the NCFE Advanced Bushcraft Instructor Programme for the Outdoor Industry covering Natural History, Bushcraft & Survival Skills, Woodland Crafts, Bushcraft Leadership and Instruction with John Rhyder of Woodcraft School. Scott is also qualified as a Level 3 Forest School Leader and OCN trainer together with being a GNAS Archery Leader to complement his existing qualifications as Basic Expedition Leader, Remote Response and Paediatric First Aid; Food Hygiene certificates. Scott also holds the NPTC 30 & 31 Chainsaw Operators Certificates and is accomplished at many garden and home maintenance trades.
Scott is also an accomplished knifesmith, designing and creating stunning hand crafted, high quality bespoke bushcraft knives.
Clair is a qualified Adult Education Lecturer & Trainer; Level 3 Forest School Leader and Forest School trainer.
Clair has led the working group (Clair Hobson, Sarah Lawful, Lily Horseman, Jon Cree, Linda McDonnell) in every step of the consultation for the new suite of national Forest School qualifications -
Clair was a founding voluntary Board Director (now retired) of the Forest School Association, having previously spent a total of 4 and a half years in the development of the FSA, as an Executive Committee member of the IOL Forest School Special Interest Group. Clair also regularly speaks at conferences & events on the philosophy and ethos of Forest School. Keen to network the Forest School community together across the county Clair was the founding Chair of the FSA Kent & Medway local group.
We are regularly joined by guest instructors chosen for their skill and expertise:
Seb Cronin joins us our dedicated specialist Outdoor First Aid instructor, who works as a freelance trainer with C J Training Solutions Ltd who are specialists in Outdoor First Aid and many other areas of First Aid. The company are one of the first in the country to be involved with the delivery of the new QNUK Level 3 Award in Outdoor First Aid (RQF) which was written by and tailored for Forest School Leaders and Outdoor Education professionals.
Seb has a vast experience in Outdoor First Aid with 20 years of training first aid as well as practical hands on experience as the current lead Medical Support Officer for the Kent ACF plus attending outdoor equestrian events leading the First Aid teams.
Sarah Blake is our dedicated Outdoor Food Safety trainer. Sarah has been training in Food Safety for 26 years and specialises in `Food Safety in the Outdoors` with a programme she developed initially with Lantra Awards. With this wealth of experience, Sarah offers a fantastic day training you for the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering with the emphasis on outdoor food preparation, storage and safety.