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Outdoor Education

Many of our centres are ideal venues for field courses for outdoor education degree courses. We can offer:

  • High quality field sites - either within walking distance or a short drive away
  • Fully risk assessed field sites with prior access agreements
  • Well equipped, WiFi enabled classrooms and lecture rooms
  • Range of field equipment.
  • Fieldwork support and local advice from trained Field Centre staff


Some of our centres are particularily well suited to support outdoor education courses. Castle Head in the Lake District and Kindrogan in Perthshire and Rhyd-y-creuau in Snowdonia all have access to high ropes courses and equipment for climbing and water based activities. Other centres such as Dale Fort and Orielton in Pembrokeshire and Millport on the Isle of Cumbrae have strong links with local outdoor activity providers, especially water sports. All our centres are well placed to lead or support the fieldwork elements of any outdoor activity course.

Course Design

Courses can be co-taught with University staff. FSC tutors are able to lead the fieldwork component. Some centres also have tutors qualified to lead or train in a range of outdoor activities or have access to qualified associate tutors. Alternatively you can lead your own course with support provided by FSC staff prior to and during the course. You are entitled to a free pre-visit to help plan your course.

Next Steps?

Dr Mark Ward (FSC Higher Education Officer) is available to discuss details and options with you on 01743 852100 or by email [email protected] , or fill in the booking enquiry form below:

Booking Enquiry

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