Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


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Successful Futures


John Muir Award

A course to explore the outdoors, improve wellbeing and develop employment and study skills.

ID: 52843

Is this course right for me?

This programme is designed to enable learners to experience a range of vocational areas, increasing exposure to different progression pathways, including employment, work-based learning or a further education College course. Underpinned by the John Muir Award and following the five ways to wellbeing, learners will experience the outdoors through a range of activities in team work, volunteering, exploring, employability and work readiness as well as confidence building and resilience through an intensive tutorial and support programme.

This 20 week programme starts in January (late entrants will be considered) and will run over 5 days per week which will include one classroom day usually based at Withybush where learners will work on skills in literacy, numeracy and digital literacy.

  • Learners will have evidence of previously working at Level 1

The course will follow the 5 ways to wellbeing and the John Muir Award curriculum. Learning opportunities will come through connecting with the environment, being active, taking notice and mindfulness as well as continuing to learn and giving back to the community.

You may need to study an additional skills course depending on:
  • the course you are taking at College
  • what grades you gained in your GCSE Maths and/or English Language
Click below to find out what skills course you may be taking at College

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence

The next steps will be Further Education programme at an appropriate level, a work-based learning apprenticeship or into employment.

  • No additional equipment required

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

  • No additional costs

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

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Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, find out what we offer on our Sports Academy page.

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Last updated: 13/03/2024
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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