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Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Pre Course Information for Students


What to Expect

 The short video below shows you a taster of what you can expect when you visit an FSC Centre:


Day courses

Our day courses are quite similar to a day at school but most of the time will be spent outdoors.

Residential courses

Each day of your visit will be long, with activities from the morning right up until 8.00pm so lots of energy will be required but it will be rewarding and hopefully enjoyable. You will have free time after 8.00pm.

Centre facilities
Each Centre has well equipped classroom, a staff sitting room and recreational areas for students. Accommodation consists of a mixture of single, twin and dormitory rooms sleeping up to eight people. Bathrooms will be close by if the rooms are not en-suite.

Breakfast is usually served sometime between 8.00am and 9.00am. Before or after breakfast students will be able to make their packed lunch. The evening meal will usually be served sometime between 6.00pm and 7.00pm. Centres cater for special dietary requirements and hot/cold drinks will be available throughout your stay.

Inside the Centre

Each Centre is unique, so a virtual tour has been created of each Centre to show you what the accommodation, classrooms and recreational areas are like. They are located on the Centre’s web pages.


Examples of courses

Films have been produced to demonstrate what happens on some of our commonly taught courses. They can be found on our YouTube site.


What to Bring

The list below gives you an indication of what you will need to bring with you on a residential visit to an FSC Centre:

What to Bring



Student Safety and care is central to the FSC service. Our experience has given us the opportunity to establish effective policies in all areas where sensible care and attention is required. Further Information: FSC Safety and Care Charter and risk assessments.