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Course Title:

Forest Confidence

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Course Description:

Forest Confidence is an interactive outdoor course working in a wooded area within the Wentworth Castle estate. This course is designed to support you to build your personal confidence for further study. 

You will explore how to:

  • work as a team
  • use hand tools correctly, build shelters and engage in the outdoor environment
  • complete a selection of activities whilst working in small groups

The course enables you to reflect on your own learning, set daily targets and review your learning regularly. The personal skills that you will develop include enhanced communication skills, problem solving and team skills which are all transferable into further study, voluntary work or paid employment.

This is a foundation course for those returning to learning who wish to explore what Northern College has to offer. 

How will the course be delivered?

The course will be delivered on a residential basis, over two days and one night.  The course will include a blend of classroom based activities and some individual work alone.

Entry requirements:

Northern College starts where you are, building on your life skills and experience. You don’t need a formal qualification to begin your studies with us.

Students must bring their own waterproof coats and boots or wellingtons as this is an outdoor course. Personal clothing must be appropriate for the time of year.

What could this course lead to?

Our Student Support Services team will work with you to design a personalised learning journey based on your needs and aspirations.

Funding Support Statement:

You may be eligible to study for free if you are unemployed, on certain benefits, or earn £17,004 a year or less.  We can confirm when you apply or contact our Student Support Services team to learn more.

Need more Information?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Virtual Open Events

Tuition Fee: £50*

* Please note the fee displayed is for the tuition fee only. If you are staying overnight at the college and you are not eligible for residential funding, there will be an additional charge to cover bed, breakfast and evening meal.
* Please confirm with The College Registry as fees can change and also with regards to your circumstances (unless otherwise stated).

email : mis at northern dot ac dot uk
Tel : 01226 776000