Course description

Do you feel that you would like be more active? Outdoor activity is so good for your physical and mental health and wellbeing. This short course is designed to support you to use the outdoors to become more active.

You will learn about the physiological and mental effects of being active in the outdoors, how to eat well to sustain energy, prevent injury, and evaluate activities for effectiveness and enjoyment. You will explore and experience a range of approaches, so be prepared to take part in activities and exercises in the beautiful parkland of Wentworth Castle Gardens.

What can this course lead to?

Other outdoor courses are available such as Intro to Navigation for Walkers, Intro to Leading Group Walks, Forest Confidence and Forest Skills.

Want to learn more?

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


Northern College, Yorkshire

Course session dates

Session dates for 29 June 2022 - 30 June 2022

  • Wednesday 29 Jun 2022 to Thursday 30 Jun 2022

Session dates for 11 October 2022 - 12 October 2022

  • Tuesday 11 Oct 2022 to Wednesday 12 Oct 2022

Session dates for 7 December 2022 - 8 December 2022

  • Wednesday 07 Dec 2022 to Thursday 08 Dec 2022

Course fees and funding support


* This course is fully funded for eligible students.

If you are not eligible, there will be a cost of £0.00 plus an additional fee if you choose to stay over. The vast majority of students are eligible to study for free and we will confirm when you apply.