Your students have the chance to achieve over 50 accreditations – the perfect way to underpin outdoor learning.  Accredited learning is recognised by education professionals and employers and plays a key role in measuring student achievement.

Our choice of awards provide students with the motivation and focus to achieve an end goal whilst being supported by our Instructors.  Students will be able to track their progress during each session and work towards completing any remaining sections of the awards.

What we offer

We are affiliated with many nationally recognised awarding bodies to provide the opportunity for students to achieve over 50 accreditations:

  • Adventure Service Challenge Scheme
  • AQA Awards
  • British Canoeing
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme
  • National Navigation Award Scheme
  • Sports Leaders Award
  • St John’s Ambulance

National Curriculum

For young people with additional learning needs, our subjects are designed to work with each individual.  We work alongside schools and organisations to deliver both practical and written based attributes of a number of GCSE subjects.  The flexibility and bitesize sessions allow students to reach their potential and gain qualifications that may otherwise not be achievable in a mainstream environment.

  • GCSE Short Course Geography
  • GCSE Practical Science
  • GCSE Art

Our equipment and educational resources are updated in line with National Curriculum guidelines sustaining a high standard of practice and we have developed a set of worksheets to aid learning.

“Outdoor Academy very effectively contributes to students’ achievement in GCSE geography and science”

Ofsted Report, May 2015