Educational activities

Positif Care hold an AALA License (Adventure Activities Licensing Authority) licence number 17519.

The license shows that Positif Care has been inspected by the adventure activities licensing service.

The check is on behalf of the adventure activities licensing authority, with particular attention paid to our safety management systems for young people. 

The company has demonstrated compliance with nationally accepted standards of good practice in the delivery of adventure activities to young people, with due regard to the benefits and risks of the activity.

“ Education is a natural process and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment. ”

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Achievable qualifications

Activity programmes are designed specific to the young person’s needs.

Each young person will complete an educational workbook focusing on personal and social skills, including worksheets for history, math, science and more.

The main skills that we work on are communication, managing feelings, goal setting, working with others and confidence. Our young people are included in selecting the programme of activities and are encouraged to challenge by choice. Before the day’s activity, the young person sets out goals for that day using plan, do, review.


Duke of Edinburgh Award

Positif care is a licenced direct delivery centre for providing the Duke of Edinburgh Award for the young people that are in our care.

As part of the young person’s journey with Positif Care our young people will have the opportunity to achieve the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

This course is a life-changing experience. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers.

Hill walking, mountaineering and local history

Our young people will explore the beauty of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains National Park in South Wales.

The national park has four mountain ranges to explore, with rolling hills and rugged terrain, providing us with a fantastic variety of walking routes to choose from as well as allowing flexibility to tailor each mountain walking session to suit most ages and abilities, all using the natural terrain of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains including the highest peak in South Wales, Pen-y-Fan, standing at 886m above sea level.

Our instructors are very knowledgeable about the area and its wildlife, learning about the different wildlife and nature that the area has to offer, including the Red Kite, the largest bird of prey in Wales. Our young people will learn essential navigation and hill safety skills, leading to achieving a Duke of Edinburgh award.

Indoor climbing and outdoor climbing

Our young people will be introduced to the sport of climbing in a safe and structured environment. Climbing as an activity is a physically demanding sport that combines fitness and agility. With this activity, our young people will set their own personal goals and, like all activities, challenge by choice is the fundamental learning style.

Young people will learn how to belay others and manage the risk of this alongside achieving a nationally recognised qualification. Climbing can take place indoors on man-made walls or outside on natural rock.

Stand up paddle boarding

Stand-up paddle boards came from the sport of surfing and originated in Hawaii. It is a great activity for building strength, balance and co-ordination. Our young people will be taught the essential skills to be able to successfully paddle the SUP as part of a group in different environments.

Canoeing and kayaking

Under the guidance of our qualified British canoe union instructors, the young will learn the skills and techniques in an open canoe and a kayak as part of achieving paddling qualifications. The young people also learn about the history of paddling, different environments and the risk and planning needed to be on the water.

Mountain biking

Mountain biking is the sport of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specially designed mountain bikes. Our young people will learn the essential skills to control the bike over different terrains, improving their fitness, balance and confidence. Our young people will be involved in the planning.

Gorge walking

Gorge walking, also known as canyoning, is a great activity for building teamwork and confidence, as our young people will push themselves over various obstacles such as jumping off waterfalls or sliding down rocks. During the activity, the young people learn about assessing risk and water safety.

Orienteering, treasure hunt and geocaching

Orienteering is a sport that involves our young people finding hidden objects known as markers. Our young people will learn basic navigation skills, including how to use a map and compass. Sessions take place in various locations in South Wales.

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using maps and Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled devices. The aim is to navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

Bush crafts

Our young people will experience setting up a camp and the safe use of knives and saws, fire lighting, shelter building, cooking with fire, foraging, wood craft, nature watching and much more… Like all activities undertaken by Positif Care, our young people will experience the wilderness safely learning essential skills.