During this course we will cover fieldwork skills for enquiry work linked to the place, carbon and water aspects of the A level curriculum as well as the rural and urban change aspects of GCSE.

We will cover the use of ICT to collect digital data and GIS to analyse spatial variations.

Time will be allocated throughout the course to work on resources for your own fieldwork lessons. Your tutor will be on hand to advise.

We anticipate that this course will run with between 3 and 16 participants.


Tutor: Iain Hartshorne

Iain Hartshorne is an experienced FSC tutors and Education Team Leader, who has worked at FSC centres across the country. Alongside teaching school and university field courses he has experience working with youth and community groups to help interpret the natural world and inspire young learners to find out more about the environment.

Example Timetable


All Day: Human fieldwork skills and analysis skills
Evening: Assisted development time


Morning: Carbon fieldwork skills
Afternoon: Water fieldwork skils

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Hot and Cold Drinks
  • In Course Transport

Before You Attend

What to bring

  • Warm and waterproof clothing (available to borrow).
  • A tea flask.
  • A lunch box.
  • Laptop (available to borrow).
  • Ideas as to how you see fieldwork embedded into your scheme of work.

Malham Tarn experiences an upland climate - at any season it can be bright and fine, but can also be cold, windy and wet. Some surfaces around the buildings are uneven and may be slippery. We strongly recommend that you bring suitable warm and waterproof clothing, and strong waterproof footwear.

Pre-course prep

  • Sign up for the free ArcGIS account
  • Prepare your ideas for how you could see fieldwork used to enhance what you and your students do.


Pay a deposit of £100.00 per item