Course overview

Ever wondered what lies beyond the horizon? Thinking about venturing out on an independent adventure as opposed to a week on a beach in Europe? Gain the knowledge, skills and attitude from these sessions to set off with confidence on your adventure. Adventures can start in many ways, and many people don't even leave the starting block or get on that first ferry or flight, no matter how strong the desire to travel is.

Course description

In this course, we will explore how to go about travel from sticking a pin in a globe as you decide where to go, tracking down sources of information about obscure destinations to returning with great memories, amazing photos and new friendships forged. We will cover all the elements whether it's searching out ad hoc accommodation, getting vaccinations and visas as well as looking at food choices and what to wear whether you're trekking through jungles, across Arctic tundra or driving across deserts. Pre-departure planning, how to get there, accommodation, health, communication, social media, group vs solo travel, safety and how to get the most out of your independent travel are just some of the topics we cover.

What’s Needed:

-Pen and paper is always useful.

-Maps, books or other sources of inspiration including online ones are welcome.

Learning Outcomes:

-Assess my own skills and develop new ones appropriate for travel

-Name five factors to take into account when planning independent travel.

-Identify how to choose a destination and the preliminary steps required to travel there.

-List three types of paperwork required for travel

-Identify four aids to route planning.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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