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 is a regional centre for running these professional courses for the British Canoe Union, Mountain Training Board and other extreme sports. In just one week a BCU level 2 course is  running, as well as a Climbing Wall Award Training, a Climbing Wall Award Assessment and Single Pitch Award Training.

In the summer term Archery Leader, Bushcraft and Outdoor First Aid courses are running alongside BCU level 1’s, Climbing Wall Awards, Single Pitch Awards and Summer Mountain Leader training and assessment.

Simon Wells, who co-ordinates all these course and delivers the Mountain Training Board and First Aid commented, “ I don’t know of any other college who runs course’s on this scale, some places promise, then struggle to deliver, we are having to put on extra courses to meet demand from our students and the public. Our students can claim up to 60% funding for these courses, so not only more types of course, more often but also at a lower price.”

“You need these extra courses to work in the adventure industry,” explained Simon. “ That’s why we run them, we train you to climb, paddle and navigate as part of your course. Then when you have the necessary experience we run the extra course.”

“I can’t tell you which other local colleges send their staff to our courses, but you would be surprised at who learns alongside our students then goes back to their own college to teach it! Some local outdoor companies are almost totally staffed by our current and former students because of the huge extra programme of professional courses we run” Simon added.

If you want a list of courses we always welcome suitably experienced members of the public, but only Reaseheath students can claim the 60% funding.

Contact Simon on 01270 613218 or email simon.wells@reaseheath.ac.uk for more information on our professional qualifications.