I chose this course both for the adventure aspects and the huge array of qualification you get by doing the course.
Signing up, I was worried about whether this was something I really wanted, given the big investment that has to be made for the course.
If you’re reading this thinking the same, my advice would be just to go for it.
The TEL course changed me more than I could have ever imagined. I feel like I have gained more life skills in 4 months than I have in my 19 years put together. The course certainly pushes you to your limit, but this only allows you to find where your limits are and for me they’ve been much farther than I first thought.
Unlike others on the course, I wasn’t specifically applying to get a job with gapforce, but this didn’t mean I was treated any different- as long as you are prepared to work hard and have a clear reason why you are there everyone is pushed to improve just the same.
Whether you are complete novice or you already have plenty of experience, the course is brilliant at providing for individual needs and because so many areas are covered, each participant is able to find their niche.
The intense environment also means that teamwork is essential, and the bonds that the eight of us had made by the end of the course were truly something special.
I cannot recommend the course enough; if you have a passion for adventure and you are prepared to work hard then it’s really a no brainer.