Bring the natural world to life! Fantastic opportunities for geography, geology and ecology graduates to work in areas of outstanding natural beauty across the South Coast of England, Isle of Wight and Scotland's breath-taking Isle of Arran.
**We are still accepting applications for these roles, you could be considered for an AIGL role with the aim of transferring into a Field Studies role should a position become available, please call the Recruitment team on 0844 3710 123 for more info.**
PGL offers residential Field Studies courses to primary, secondary and A Level guests. Using your knowledge from your Environmental Science, Geology, Geography or other relevant degree, you'll work with a group of up to 12 children or teenagers, taking sole responsibility for their Field Studies sessions.
With the centre and surrounding areas of scientific interest as their classroom, your group will have the chance to search for freshwater invertebrates, dress up as historical characters or discover fossils of organisms that sunk into the Jurassic mud over 160 million years ago!All study units are as practical as possible with groups working largely outdoors. You'll work as part of our Study Course Instructor team and may find yourself working across our product range from time to time, assisting with Science, Maths or IT sessions too.Pocket PCs and digital cameras help them to collect data so they can write up and present their findings at a later date; often whilst on centre.
There are some fantastic opportunities to work in our higher level Field Studies courses in Iceland, the Swiss/French Alps, the Ardèche and our centre on the Isle of Arran in Scotland. These opportunities are generally offered to those individuals who show particular aptitude during their time working in our ‘core’ areas.
In addition, we run Physics and Chemistry based Science courses, Maths courses and ICT courses, all aimed at primary school groups, which you may be given the opportunity to lead sessions in. Together they are known as our Study Courses.Our Field Studies Instructors are also trained to deliver our core land-based activities including abseiling, mountain biking and climbing so you can lead these sessions when not on field studies duty, such as during the peak school summer holiday weeks.The time split between study course sessions and leading activities will vary dependent on the centre. At key times of the season, you could lead field studies sessions full-time, including off site excursions, whilst at quieter times of the year, you could be leading more land-based activity sessions.Got a question about being a Field Studies Instructor? See if it's answered through our Study Course Instructor FAQs
Set in 48 acres of woodland, facing the tidal waters of Wootton Creek on the Isle of Wight.
Our specialist field studies centre on the beautiful Isle of Arran in Western Scotland.
One of our largest centres: overlooking the sea, set in 44 acres of downland close to Weymouth in Dorset. Excellent for field studies and land-based activities.
A 19th Century country house with 50 acres of on-site activities, close to the beautiful Lake District with plenty of outdoor activities on offer.