In recent years fieldwork has received renewed emphasis throughout the curriculum and taking students out of school now plays a significant part of the ‘teacher of geography’ role. This course is designed to help you develop your understanding and confidence of all elements of fieldwork in the Geography in the curriculum.

We begin with the foundations; how to organise and deliver a successful and safe fieldtrip, covering aspects such as risk assessments, scale, ratios, insurance and logistics.

We will explore how to ensure your fieldwork is appropriate and relevant by demonstrating how trips should link to the curriculum and expected skills students should experience.

A significant focus will be on the actual gathering of data, both quantitative and qualitative and primary and secondary – as well as experiencing / refreshing your mind of each techniques method, we will also guide you with suggestions of how yourself could demonstrate the use of each technique.

The course will also introduce you to modern data collecting apps, and user-friendly GIS packages such as ArcGIS. A summary of secondary data sources such as the Index of Multiple Deprivation and Datashine are also covered, as well as suggestions on how to record and collate your data.

This course is designed to be tailored to the needs of those attending and we encourage you to contact us in advance if you have any particular aspects of fieldwork which you may like us to cover.

Dates to be confirmed – please contact us for enquiries.


Low season 1st November - 31st March


Mid season 1st April - 31st May
1st September - 31st October


High season 1st June - 31st July


GFA Southwold 07907299910 / 01728860631
GFA Skegness 07398257944 / 01507603980