Offers young people the opportunity to develop the necessary skills to secure future employment. Personal development, outdoor adventure and opportunities to strengthen employability skills are key components of the programme.
LEAP provides young people with the opportunity to pursue a career within sport, coaching and leadership, whilst developing life skills. Young people will learn, work and train with professional outdoor education instructors in outdoor adventure centres.
LEAP activities include:
• Rock Climbing and Abseiling
• Kayaking/Canoeing (River and Sea)
• Surfing/Stand Up Paddle Boarding
• Mountain Biking
• Power Boat/Jet Ski
• Student First Aid
In addition to taking part in these activities, young people will also work towards gaining industry led qualifications and invaluable work experience.
We offer National Governing Body Awards and qualifications including:
• NOCN Entry 3, Level 1 or Level 2
• Award/Certificate in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development
• NICAS – National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme
• Outdoor Discovery Award (National Navigation)
• BC Paddle Power Awards (British Canoe Union – Start, Discover & Explore Award)
• Student First Aid Award
• FSRT – Foundation Safety and Rescue Training
LEAP will be delivered at Adventure Sunderland, Roker, Sunderland and/or Simonside Outdoor Adventure, South Shields.
LEAP supports schools by incorporating key Ofsted requirements regarding personal development, career development and resilience.
Ofsted focus on how young people learn career management skills in school and that they ‘build on their prior attainment and are enabled to develop clear, ambitious and realistic plans for their future’ (Ofsted School Inspection Handbook).
LEAP is designed to be delivered one 1/2 day or one ‘full’ school day per week over 36-39 academic weeks. Key elements of LEAP can be achieved in a shorter period of time (minimum 10 weeks). The programme can be tailored to suit the needs of schools and/or individual young people between the ages of 14-24.