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 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

Session dates for 25 January 2023 - 26 January 2023

  • Wednesday 25 Jan 2023 to Thursday 26 Jan 2023

Course fees and funding support


* This course is fully funded for eligible students.

If you are not eligible, the cost of the course is £25.00. If you choose to stay residentially, and you are not eligible via the residential funding assessment, there will be an additional fee to pay. The vast majority of students are eligible to study and stay residentially for free and we will confirm when you apply.