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Qualified for Adventure

The last week of the winter term is packed full of extra extreme sports qualifications for Reaseheath Adventure Students. The diploma courses and foundation degree’s are an important part of how we help you to succeed in the adventure industry. You need extra qualifications to run climbing, kayaking and canoeing sessions professionally. Reaseheath Adventure Sports […]

RHES take Advantage of Animal Management Trips Week

During Animal Management trips week some of Reaseheath Herpetological and Entomological Society (RHES) took advantage of their trip to Birmingham Nature Centre and went behind the scenes at the herpetology department. Adam Radovanovic the Curator of Herpetology at Birmingham Nature Centre took RHES through the exhibits and then the two off show houses. Adam explained […]

Practice Search Sweep of the Peak District

Reaseheath lecturer Matt Daily-Hunt, who is a Search Technician with Staffordshire Search and Rescue, took the Level 3 Uniformed and Public Services students on practice Search Sweep of a remote moorland area today in preparation for a much bigger rescue exercise next week. Matt has spent several sessions briefing and training the students in Search Skills as […]

Multi-pitch climbing in the Peak District

‘Multi-pitch’  is often viewed as one of the most technical aspects of climbing, involving complex rope work and route finding. Multi-pitch climbing routes can take all day, even several days in the Alps. So learning this skill is a real landmark for climbers. Stance management, hanging belays and just stopping the ropes getting jammed are […]

RHES talks a great success

Reaseheath Herpetological and Entomological Society (RHES) gave talks about reptiles and invertebrates when our zoo opened to the public last Sunday as part of Lambing Weekend. Student members gave the talks, aided by some of our resident animals including tailless whip scorpions, giant Asian mantis, a bull snake, a ridge tail monitor, violin mantis and […]

A Degree of High Adventure

Adventure Sports Degree students ran a High Ropes sessions for a school group as part of their qualification to become instructors. Degree Course Manager, Simon Nortcliffe commented, “we have all the facilities and equipment of a major outdoor centre; this is just one of the ways we make our students more employable. Our academic programme […]

Expedition to the Haunted Mountain

Legends of an ancient ghost, -11 Centregrade and 60mph winds didn’t put Adventure Sports students off their Winter Skills trip to the Cairngorms, Scotland. Mick Keeling, International Expedition leader, said “Students learnt how to use ice axes and crampons, the snow had refrozen to a solid form we call ‘neve’, meaning a slip on steep […]

Coaching Adventure

Extended Diploma Adventure Sports Students lead beginner groups canoeing on the colleges’ 3 acres lake. Mick Keeling Level 3 Canoe Coach assessed them as part of their BTEC in Adventure Sports. “I heard lots of laughter from the group and the Student Instructor seemed to be enjoying himself, but the most important part was the […]

Alpe d’Huez Adventure Sports study tour

During January, twenty four students Adventure Sports students and three staff had the opportunity to spend a week in the resort of Alpe d’Huez, situated high in the Central Alps of France. The group travelled with Ski Plan and stayed in Club Hotel Beausoleil, a large hotel catering for schools and colleges right on the […]

Adventure Sports lecturer volunteers with Rescue Team

Adventure Sports lecturer and instructor Matthew Daily-Hunt uses his outdoor expertise as a member of Staffordshire Search and Rescue Team.  SSART is a team of dedicated volunteers with specialist training to locate and rescue missing people anywhere in Staffordshire.  They train and work with the police and ambulance service to enhance their search and rescue […]