Teach Outdoors at Heatree

*** We regret that this training programme is currently on hold due to Covid-19***

Action-Packed Training

We provide you with nationally-recognised award qualifications in activities such as climbing, canoeing, mountain biking and many more. Outdoor Adventure training days and expeditions are provided by the Heatree team and national governing body providers.

Vocational Study

Pathways available include an Adventure Leadership degree and Teaching and Learning Certificates, enabling students to achieve Qualified Teacher status. These courses are delivered through our partnership with the University Centre South Devon (Paignton) while gaining invaluable experience, putting what you learn into practise with our on-the-job training on Dartmoor.

Dedicated study spaces are provided, alongside computer and library facilities and access to Personal Tutors and Student Services support.

Free Lodgings

Being part of a residential program, you get to live on-site in Dartmoor National Park, with normal living (subsistence) expenses fully covered.

Christian Leadership

We recognise faith as an integral part of life and there are many parts of local churches you can join and become a part of. Additionally, we have developed an Adventure Christian Leadership program, endorsed by Moorlands Bible College, which is delivered weekly.

For more details call Tim on 01647 221307 or email: t.stephens@heatree.org

Adventure Leadership Degrees

Teacher Training Courses

What does it cost?

Study : Lead : Train

As a student, you’ll be a volunteer at Heatree as part of the Outdoor Education Team. During the program, you will gain experience delivering outdoor learning and working towards and gaining national governing body outdoor qualifications including:

First Year Qualifications

  • Paddlesports Instructor Award (British Canoeing)
  • Foundation Safety & Rescue (British Canoeing)
  • Climbing Wall Instructor (Mountain Training)
  • Mountain Bike Trail Leader (British Cycling)
  • Lowland Leader Award (Mountain Training)
  • Archery Instructor (Archery GB)*
  • Go-Fence leader (British Fencing)*
  • 16hr First Aid
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene
  • Level 1 Safeguarding Certificate

Second Year Onwards

  • Paddlesport Leader (British Canoeing)
  • Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award (British Cycling)
  • Climbing Wall Development Instructor (Mountain Training)
  • Rock Climbing Instructor (Mountain Training)
  • Mountain Leader Award (Mountain Training)*
  • Forest School Leader
  • Lantra Forestry qualifications

*Person Specific

Other awards and qualifications are included in the scheme and gaining these will depend on your experience, personal interests and the requirements of the Centre.

How to Apply

For more details and an application form email Tim on: t.stephens@heatree.org or call 01647 221307.