A number of outdoor and adventure professionals took part in what they have described as “a once in a life-time opportunity” funded by Erasmus+, designed and delivered by Galway based training specialists Landon Carver. The participants had a chance to take part in a number of bespoke programmes in a variety of European countries covered by Erasmus+ Scheme.
Level 5 or QQI Level 6 programmes.
Each placement provided an incredible opportunity for VET professionals, working in the outdoor industry and those involved in the delivery and implementation of QQI Level 5 or QQI Level 6 programmes. This opportunity provided funding for a number of candidates to take parts in placements and programmes in different outdoor and adventure sector in countries like Spain, France and UK.
In conjunction with some of the most reputable organizations and the leading specialists in their field such as Wilderness Scotland, Club ION, Sea Kayaking Cornwall, UCPA and Action Outdoors, Landon Carver designed and delivered tailored programmes for participants interested in developing new skills, teaching methods and training strategies.
Most of all, the placements allowed the participants to develop and grow personally as well as professionally and provided them with a remarkable adventure and valuable experience.
Each programme provided the candidates with a practical enhancement of their existing skills which could then be transferred to their work places in Ireland. The participants had an opportunity to expand their networking skills and connections by meeting other instructors and mentors with similar skill sets and experience.
Each adventure took place in a different setting which featured spectacular countrysides, breath-taking landscapes, sandy beaches, blue lagoons and snowy mountains. Local traditions and culturewere also explored by theparticipants. Each day featured different challenges and tasks and a constant need for the participants to improve and push themselves further made these trips an unforgettable experience for all.
Even at the preparation stage the level of excitement and interest in the programme was tangible. As stated by one of the applicants for the Mountain Biking Programme in UK Eoin Hogan prior to departure: “Excited about the opportunity, and how it could benefit my work with Clare Development Company in promoting and delivering superior facilities in Clare for Mountain Bikers while also allowing improved delivery of QQI Level 5 Tourism management course”.
Landon Carver designs, develops and delivers all their Programmes and placements under the banner of CARVE programs. All the placements in CARVE programs are funded through Erasmus + and designed to enhance different sectors of the outdoor sector in Ireland. All the CARVE programmes developed by Landon Carver seek to make lifelong learning and mobility a reality for their participants. Landon Carver strives to improve the quality and efficiency of education and training received by the participants on their programmes through fostering further learning, active citizenship and intercultural dialogue.
While on each placement the candidates developed a concrete plan on how they would use the obtained experience and skills to impact their own organization, and furthermore – their own region. Implementation of the Program Improvement Plans (PIP) developed will hopefully shape the quality of the QQI programs provided in Ireland for many years to come.
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