At Peak Experience we offer bespoke packages for your alternative education needs to get young people at risk of exclusion back into mainstream education. All projects are tailored to change behavior and outlook using many years experience in this field.
All our projects not only provide experiential learning through outdoor education but can be linked with national governing body awards and the AQA Unit Award Scheme to recognise learning that has taken place.
All NNAS courses include advice and information about relevant safety and access issues when walking in the countryside. In addition, an understanding of relevant conservation and environmental issues and awareness of our impacts all form part of each course.
Bronze NNAS Award – navigation in the countryside using paths tracks and other linear features, basic map interpretation and compass work is included.
Silver NNAS Award – navigation in the countryside using skills acquired at bronze level and adding skills required to navigate to features and places some distance from paths and tracks, accurate compass work is required and an ability to use appropriate navigational techniques to go across country in some cases, eg. choosing an appropriate attack point.
Gold NNAS Award – navigation in the countryside using skills of the first two levels, but adding techniques and skills for dealing with complex contour features large and small. The Gold Award is delivered as separate Gold Award Training and Gold Award Assessment courses.
The National Indoor Climbing Award Scheme (NICAS) is a UK wide scheme designed to promote climbing development and accredit individual achievement on artificial climbing structures. It can be used as a starting point for people wishing to take up climbing and mountaineering. It is open to all candidates aged 7 and upwards.
Paddlepower is an exciting scheme that has been designed to meet the needs of young people. Its colourful and youth centred approach aims to:
The Paddlepower Awards
An entry level award suitable for taster sessions or as part of a series of sessions.
Four progressive levels based on 24 topics which can be grouped into Safety Awareness, Paddling Skills, Varied Experiences and Supporting Knowledge. The award is equivalent to 1 Star.
The Unit Award Scheme (UAS) is a unique recording of achievement scheme, rather than a qualification. It offers everyone the opportunity to have their achievements formally recognised - no matter what this is, how long it takes or how small the learning step might be. All programs are tailored to the needs of the young people whether it is understanding anti social behaviour, team building and leadership, choosing a healthy lifestyle or managing feelings. The evidence for units can also be tailored to suit learning by using photograph, worksheets or teacher assessments allowing the barriers to achievement to be taken down. With the completion of every award the learner will receive a certificate to place into a portfolio.
In Successfully completing this unit the learner will have:
shown knowledge of
acquired an understanding of
demonstrated the ability to