Gap Year and Training Programme

Firm Foundations

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Gap Years

What is Firm Foundations?

We run a highly successful gap year programme called Firm Foundations, the course is completely free and a great introduction to the outdoor industry or a challenging year out. Firm Foundations provides a unique opportunity to gain the following qualifications free of charge.

During the year you will learn various skills and be trained to run many different activities for schools and visitors of our activity centers. You will gain industry standard qualifications which will allow you to progress in the outdoor adventure industry.


What qualifications will I get?

  • Archery Leader (Archery GB)
  • Fencing Leaders Awards (British Fencing Association)
  • Paddle Explore (British Canoeing)
  • Foundation Safety & Rescue Training (British Canoeing)
  • 16 Hour First Aid – Emergency First Aid + AED Training (Rescue Emergency Care)

PLUS £150 to put towards any other qualifications you are interested in.

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