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.
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 practice with our on-the-job training on Dartmoor.
Dedicated study spaces, computer and library facilities, access to Personal Tutors and Student Services support are all available.
Being part of a residential program, you get to live on-site in Dartmoor National Park, with normal living (subsistence) expenses fully covered.
We recognise faith as an integral part of life and there are many parts of local churches you can be a part of. Additionally, we have developed an Adventure Christian Leadership program, endorsed by Moorlands Bible College, which is delivered weekly.
We have two outdoor leadership courses available:
Both are awarded by the University of Plymouth.
Course Modules include:
For full course details and entry requirements, visit the University College South Devon website:
From September 2020 we are offering:
The Level 4 (CET) can be topped up to a Diploma in Education & Training (DET) which can lead to Qualified Teaching and Learning Status (QTLS).
There is no cost to be a Volunteer Trainee Instructor – we provide you with accommodation, food, utilities and all equipment and uniform needed for your training at Heatree.
If you enroll on one of the degrees at the University Centre South Devon, government student loans are available – see the University Centre South Devon website for more information about course fees.
You will need to raise funds for day-to-day personal expenses, like mobile phones, travel, casual clothes, and leisure spending money – we can provide guidance if you need help.
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
SECOND YEAR ONWARDS
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.