GCSE and OCR Cambridge Nationals (R056) 


GCSE PE Climbing:

At Outdoor Education NW, we have a wealth of experience delivering Climbing as an activity for GCSE PE. This can be delivered in several ways, to suit your needs. For example:

  • A series of shorter, weekly sessions at a local climbing wall

  • A series of full days, with the possibility of visiting several different climbing walls

  • As a residential (note we do not provide accommodation, but can help you find something suitable). This is an intensive option which allows us to focus fully on the subject for a weekend, with options for evening sessions


As an AALS License holder, we can run sessions outdoor on natural rock as well as indoors on artificial climbing walls, or a combination of both. Our climbing programmes will give your students the best opportunity for a high score for their Individual Sport.

We cover all the appropriate technical skills (fitting equipment, tying-on, belaying), as well as coaching the climbing movement skills necessary for  your students can successfully access the higher mark bands.

We provide all the technical equipment, so your students won't need anything other than their usual PE kit.

Contact us for more details or if you have any questions.


OCR Cambridge Nationals (R056):

Since 2018 we have been regularly running sessions that fulfil the requirements of R056 – Developing Knowledge and Skills in Outdoor Activities.


Relevant activities include:

  • Canoeing

  • Kayaking

  • Hill Walking and Mountaineering

  • Rock Climbing

  • Abseiling

  • Gorge Walking (Ghyll Scrambling)

  • Orienteering

  • Mine Exploration

  • Mountain Biking

  • Canyoning

Our R056 courses can follow various formats depending on your circumstances, for example:

  • A single, intensive day covering either one or two activities (depending on timings / transport etc)

  • A series of days focusing on a different activity each day

  • A series of days as part of a residential (please note we do not provide accommodation, but can help you find somewhere suitable). This option gives an an intensive few days to focus on the subject, with the option of additional evening sessions if necessary

Courses cover all the essential areas; Practical Skills, Communication, Problem Solving and Decision Making, Team Work, Safe Practice and Care and Use of Equipment, and include time for discussion and questions throughout the day.

Witness Statements - As part of the delivery of your course we will advise and answer any questions your staff might have regarding Witness Statements. Alternatively, we can provide personalised, individual Witness Statements for you that include activity specific language and terminology. 

Contact us for more details or if you have any questions.