Outdoor Education students return Dartmoor residential

Students studying the BTEC Level 3 in Outdoor Adventure, Education and Leadership, recently returned from their first residential trip in Dartmoor.

The group took part in a wide range of activities during their five day residential trip as part of their course, which launched in September 2014, including mountain biking, climbing, gorge walking, navigation and sea kayaking. A careers awareness day at Land and Wave Ltd, an outdoor adventure centre in Swanage, gave the students the opportunity to find out more about the variety of career paths available to them in the future. The trip concluded with a coasteering session at Dancing Ledge that tested the students both physically and mentally.

Luc Lefebvre, Programme Manager for Outdoor Education at the College said,

“Residential trips are an extremely important part of this course; the activities were fun and challenging and taught the students valuable skills that will help with their employability into the industry in the future. It is vital that the students get to experience the industry first-hand, they now have a much better understanding of how commercial centres are run and the roles they aspire to fill in the future.”