Outdoor Learning programmes encourage meaningful experiences in an exciting and adventurous way within a framework of safety. Our programmes help you show others that you have the confidence and ability to take the lead.

These adventures will stay with you for life whether exploring the rugged Cornish coast, carrying out a river journey by kayak, scaling granite cliffs, trekking through the Lake District or even snow holing high on the Scottish Cairngorm plateau. Involvement in these challenges will enrich your Advanced Academy learning, build your confidence and develop leadership skills.

The value you will gain from these programmes will set you apart from others and show your true character to prospective universities and employers. Providing you with clear examples of your tenacity, courage and community spirit, the values demonstrated have a high value in all walks of life. The uniformed services, civil service, and businesses looking for leaders, in particular look for candidates who can show this type of experience.

Outdoor Learning at Tretherras Advanced Academy offers the following courses; Outdoor Leadership Programme, D of E Gold with expeditions on foot or by canoe, Winter Mountaineering Skills, V Inspired Volunteering Awards, Rock Climbing & Kayaking.

“Outdoor Learning has impacted hugely upon my life. It has allowed me to develop skill and qualities in a whole range of different ways. It has an impact on everything that I do and has given me a real buzz for all things outdoors and helping others to experience the wonders that the great outdoors has.”

Jake Blum, Hamish Cameron Award recipient in 2016 (excelling in Outdoor Leadership), Gold DofE Award in 2017, DofE Accredited Gold Assessor, Single Pitch Award Trained, Remote Outdoors First Aid Qualified, Winter Mountaineering Skills 2015