News

  1. Congratulations Peter

    Peter receiving his coveted logo’d Swanndri from Brett Selby

    Well done Peter.  Congratulations from us all at Survival School.

  2. Congratulations Dave Britten

    Congratulations to Dave Britten on completing the Level 4 Instructors Course

    A well earned place in the Survival School Hall of Fame.  Well done Dave.

  3. Congratulations to Keith ‘Boris’ Taylor

    Keith Taylor receiving his coveted Survival School shirt from Stacey Allsopp

    Well done Boris.  A really tip top performance.  Please keep in touch and come and see us in the woods soon.

  4. Congratulations to Paul on gaining his Level 4 Qualification

    Congratulations Paul Robert on gaining your Level 4

    Well done Paul.  A really good show and thoroughly deserved.

  5. Qualifications from Survival School

    Qualifications from Survival School

    From today, the NCFE accredited courses are now Qualifications.  Excellent news for those making their way in the outdoor industry.

  6. Mark Beckham completes the Level 4 Instructors and Mentors Course

    Mark Beckham receives his coveted Red and Black Swanndri with logo from Richard Mason

     

    Congratulations to Mark Beckham on completing his Level 4 Instructors and Mentors Course.  A really strong performance and with style too.  Thank you Mark.  See you soon.

  7. Danny Claricoates passes his Level 4 Instructors Course

    Danny passes his Level 4 Instructors Course.

    Congratulations Danny.  You’ve worked really hard and turned out some really fantastic performances.  It’s been a pleasure.  Welcome to the family.

  8. Congratulations Richard on your Level 4 Award

    Richard Brimacombe completing his Level 4 Course

     

    Well done to Richard Brimacombe on successfully completing the Level 4 Instructors and Mentors Award in Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness Living Skills.  A superb performance.

  9. Congratulations to Harrie Ellaway

    Congratulations go to Harrie Ellaway on completing the Level 4 Instructors and Mentors Course.  Really good work Harrie and in quick time too.

  10. SAS Survival Handbook

    Last year, Jonny was asked to update the SAS Survival Handbook. It seems like it’s gone to print.

  11. Congratulations to Ted Weber and Welcome to the Fold

    Congratulations to Ted on completing the Level 4 Instructors and Mentors Award in Survival, Bushcraft and Wilderness Living Skills.  As is the custom, a new instructor is presented with an old instructor’s jacket with the coveted logo.  Thanks Graham for the presentation and well done again Ted.

    Ted Weber completing his Level 4 Course

  12. Congratulations to Robin on completing his Level 4 Certificate

    Congratulations to Robin Fox on his Level 4 Certificate

    After a couple of years of hard training and success after success, we are proud to announce that Robin is now a Level 4 Instructor and Mentor.  A big well done to Robin.

  13. Congratulations to Carl Pedley

     

    Congratulations to Carl R Pedley on attaining his Level 4 Instructors and Mentors Certificate. Well done Carl. You have done extremely well.

  14. Ultimate Survival and Bushcraft Expedition




    18th to 25th March 2018

    On 18th – 25th March 2018  Survival School will be going on another Expedition. This time we’re off to Sweden for the Ultimate Survival and Bushcraft trip.  This is a trip of a life time. If you are doing anything else – cancel it!   

    • The Expedition will last for 8 days.
    • Deposit – £395 – Full Price – £995
    • Instalment payments available on request.

    Day 1.

    Travel from the UK to Sweden, flights included.

    Day 2.

    Safety brief and cross country ski day to acclimatise, no previous ski experience necessary.

    Day 3.

    Travel to the lake and have a days ice fishing, eating what you catch, and if you don’t catch anything we will lay on a hot lunch as well.

    Day 4.

    Safe cutting techniques and fire lighting skills honed prior your departure into the field before the Bushcraft phase. You would be amazed how difficult some of the most basic bushcraft techniques are affected by cold weather, frozen wood and axe handling skills etc.

    Ski to location and erect tipi and establish camp for the night.

    Day 5.

    Natural shelter building day, this is your opportunity to build whatever type of natural shelter that suits your needs.

    Day 6.

    Snow hole/quinzee day.  This is a fantastic day learning how to build a quinzee and there is more science behind it than you think, plus the added bonus of sleeping in it for the night.

    Day 7.

    After the night in the quinzee, we head back to the cabin where you can either relax or head out for another ski, or take a snowshoe trip, or even carry on practicing the skills that you have learnt over the week. The hot tub will be lit and so will the sauna, so you can get cleaned up and in the evening a BBQ to feast on.

    Day 8.

    Unfortunately it is time to head back to the UK.

  15. Happy Christmas Everyone

    We’d all like to wish you a very Happy Christmas.

  16. NCFE Inspection – 100% Positive. Thank you one and all.

    NCFE - Accrediting Our Amazing Courses!

    NCFE – Accrediting Our Amazing Courses!

    We have just had an inspection by the NCFE to make sure that we were ticking all the right boxes and providing you with the best courses possible.  It is with great pleasure that we can announce that we got a 100% positive report.  Thank you instructors and thank you course candidates.

  17. 19th Birthday for Survival School – Yippee!

    Happy Birthday to Survival School's Customers

    Happy Birthday to Survival School’s Customers

    It’s our 19th Birthday today.  Thank you to each and every person who has helped us become who we are today.  It’s your birthday too.  Thank you.

  18. Radio 2 with Jeremy Vine – the effects of heat on the body

    Jonny in the BBC Radio Gloucestershire studio waiting to talk to Jeremy Vine.

    Jonny in the BBC Radio Gloucestershire studio waiting to talk to Jeremy Vine.

    Today, Jonny was talking to Jeremy Vine about the effects of heat on the body.

  19. Working with the BBC this weekend

    We’ve been working with the BBC this weekend.  Three different radio shows on Radio 2, Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Bristol in two days.  We had the pleasure of talking with Jeremy Vine, Dr Phil Hammond and Stephen Nolan.  It really was a pleasure.

    The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2

    The Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2

    The Dr Phil Hammond Show on BBC Radio Bristol

    The Dr Phil Hammond Show on BBC Radio Bristol

    The Stephen Nolan show on BBC Radio 5 Live

    The Stephen Nolan show on BBC Radio 5 Live

  20. Time for our first Scotland Course of the Year

     

    Applied Level 3 Course

    Applied Level 3 Course

    Location – ✔

    Kit – ✔

    Forecast for Snow – ✔

    Excitement – ✔