Gain your 16 hour first aid qualification as well as experiencing adventurous activities in the Lake District National Park

This residential is ideal for those considering a career in outdoor education, medical professions or working with people. Fun and exciting outdoor adventures will be interspersed with your accredited first aid qualification. Outdoor activities could include; orienteering, high ropes course, ghyll scrambling, rock climbing, sea level tranversing and more.

Our residentials also give you the chance to develop a range of transferable skills. These types of skills help across many areas of life and are particularly good for including in job or education applications.

Here are some of the transferable skills that are likely to be covered in this residential:

Communicating with others
Working as a team
Managing your time
Resilience
Problem solving
Decision making

This course is perfect for those young people looking to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Gold residential.

This course is open to young people aged 16-25. When you book, it is essential that you enter the age and attendees name in the Order Notes at the checkout.  If the attendee is under 18, the booking must be made by a parent/guardian.

If these course dates do not suit you, we run similar courses at many of our other centres.

Tutor: Centre Staff

This course will be led by our experienced and enthusiastic tutors.
  • Teaching careers at FSC
  • Newly Qualified Teacher leading fieldwork lessons
  • FSC Castle Head and Canal

Our centres are operated in a fully Covid-secure way and accommodation will be in suitably shared rooms based on the current government guidance.

Example Timetable

Day 1   
Arrive 12.00pm
Afternoon

Icebreakers, team building activities
Evening
Evening walk

Day 2
Morning/Afternoon

First Aid Day
Evening
Orienteering

Day 3
Morning/Afternoon

First Aid Day
Evening
Low ropes

Day 4
Morning/Afternoon
Adventure day out. Potential activities include ghyll scrambling, rock climbing, canoeing, walk, bio blitz
Evening
Set up mammal traps/ obstacle course

Day 5 
Adventure morning
Possibilities include: Ghyll scrambling, climbing, sea level traverse, walk, High Ropes
Review

Depart 1500

Accrediting Agency

Duke of Edinburgh Award

What's Included

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

A train station pick-up can be offered at an additional charge.

Breakfast will be provided in the morning.

We cater for a wide range of dietary requirements, offering delicious meals.

The course will end at approximately 15.00 on the final day.

A train station departure can be arranged.

Before You Attend

What shall I bring?  

Boots or wellingtons
Waterproof jacket & trousers
Hat and Gloves for warm and cold weather
Wash kit
Suitable clothing for the time of year
Small day rucksack
Head torch
Water bottle and lunch box

This course is open to young people aged 16-25. When you book, it is essential that you enter the age and attendees name in the Order Notes at the checkout.  If the attendee is under 18, the booking must be made by a parent/guardian.

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