The Forest Schools programme is used as a motivational tool to encourage confidence, self esteem and team work. To help the young people learn to appreciate nature, wildlife and basic outdoor activities e.g. safe fire
Qualifications include The John Muir Trust Award at Discovery Level and personal development achievement awards in promoting health, security and safety.
Progression routes include next levels of The John Muir Award which covers 'Conserve', 'Explore' and 'Share'. There are also further options for awards in personal development and achievement. Young people may make the personal choice to volunteer or train further in an outdoor setting; for example, Oatridge College.