GAP Year or Degree programmes

Why choose Heatree?

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 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.

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 be a part of. Additionally, we have developed an Adventure Christian Leadership program, endorsed by Moorlands Bible College, which is delivered weekly.

For more details, consider coming to one of our Student Open Days or call Tim on 01647 221307 or email:

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:


  • BCU Paddlesports Instructor
  • CWI – Climbing Wall Instructor
  • Archery Instructor*
  • Go-Fence leader*
  • BC Foundation Safety & Rescue
  • British Cycling – MBT Trail Leader
  • MLTB – Lowland Leader Award
  • 16hr First Aid
  • Level 2 Food Hygiene
  • Level 1 Safeguarding Certificate


  • BCU Paddlesports Leader
  • BC Level 2 MTB Leader
  • CWDI – Climbing Wall Development Instructor
  • RCI – Rock Climbing Instructor
  • ML – Mountain Leader Award*
  • 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.

What next?

Come to one of our student open days, or request more information by emailing Tim on or calling 01647 221307.