EU outdoor education
course prepares professionals to take groups into the outdoor environment to
teach adventure sport activities. The
course brings together people from a wide range of skills and professions working in field of non-vocational adult education, like surf teachers, wind- and kitesurf instructors, dive instructors, kayak instructors etc. You will have
the opportunity to challenge yourself and develop personal and professional
skills that help you with your career. This
course offers the ultimate opportunity to study five different adventure sport activities in one week.
adventure sport activities
Our staff will lead workshops and give lectures to provide a theoretical framework to underpin the practical activities. Our staff spend most of their spare time in the water themselves and will ensure that theory and practice are linked in a stimulating and relevant way.
The scientists involved in this course are extensively experienced in giving presentations to non-specialist audiences, and take advantage of PowerPoint presentations, short videos, and other entertaining visual tools. Interactivity will be key, and you will always be invited to participate by answering questions, reporting your own experiences and sharing your opinions with others.
Day 1: Planning an outdoor activity
|Pick up from Lagos, arrival
at the CERES Lodge, ice-breaking session (coffee, tea, juice, biscuits),
introduction to the project and the area, presentation of staff and team
members, detailed information about safety measures.
|Workshop: planning a trip with a group to teach adventure activities.The logistics: accomodation, transport, catering arrangements.
|Field exercise followed by Q&S session.
|Day 2: Educational tools and how to use them (case study: mountain biking)|
|Workshop: selecting appropiate activities to achieve specific learning outcomes. Participants suggest best practise specific for their organisation.|
|Field exercise followed by Q&S session with local mountainbike tour provider.|
|Day 3: Off-site health and safety management (case study: surfing)|
|Workshop: safety requirements and risk assessments, outline the key requirements relating to group safety during an activity, identifying appropriate actions and procedures to deal with both minor and major incidents.|
|Field exercise followed by Q&S session with local surf instructors.|
|Day 4: Conservation issues (case study: coasteering)|
|Concept mapping: Impact of outdoor activities on ecosystems.|
|Field exercise followed by Q&S session with climbing instructor.|
|Pedagogical project: Formal and informal moments and how to introduce environmental issues into a training sessions.|
|Day 5: Action planning (case study: kitesurfing / windsurfing)|
|Workshop: participants develop individual itineraries, draw up action plan and retro-time line, identify the legal framework surrounding off-site activities.|
|Field exercise followed by visit of local training centre and Q&S session with kitesurf /windsurf instructor.|
|Day 6: Budgeting and fundraising (case study: diving)|
|Workshop: Budgeting. Fundraising options. Identify and apply for grants and possible gifts in kind to finance an educational trip.|
|Field exercise followed by visit of local diving centre and Q&S session with diving instructor.|
|Day 7: Departure day|
Please be aware that the schedule may vary. Sea state, weather conditions, and the preferences of the group will shape the daily schedule. Please try to be flexible and understand that working in nature cannot be 100% predictable.
details and prices
The Outdoor Education Coordinator Training runs for seven days. The fully inclusive package covers:
Accommodation in the CERES Lodge; a luscious all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast (enough to prepare a packed lunch for a day in the field); evening meals (we take you out to our favourite local restaurants); expert tuition and specialist workshops; entrance fees; licenses; obligatory insurances; all transport once here, all course materials and equipment rentals. There are no hidden costs.
On completion of the course, you will
receive a Certificate of Participation. Those who want to take things further can take an exam at the end.
7 day course (all inclusive) €1780
(Grundtvik grant funding available)
We offer group reductions. Contact us for details.