Do you have a passion to be in and learn about the outdoors and the environment? This course will challenge you to use the outdoors for environmental and societal benefits as well as giving you everything you need to kick-start your outdoor career. Our foundation year in Carlisle will build a solid base in scientific, intellectual and investigative skills and knowledge so that you reach the level needed to undertake the remainder of your degree in Ambleside. Course Overview The course focuses on incorporating adventurous lifestyles that are socially and environmentally sensitive to address the ecological and cultural challenges of our times. Using your outdoor skills you will learn about environmental, ecological, and geographical processes that shape outdoor places. You will explore how outdoor experiences can be used to benefit health and wellbeing, with the opportunity to visit and be involved in projects in partnership with work-based activities both in outdoor and environmental contexts. There are several field trips in the UK and you’ll also be able to travel independently to the Picos de Europa in Spain. This opportunity will set you up for a successful career in the great outdoors. Whether you work in environmental education, conservation and environmental management, or using therapeutic applications outdoors. On this course you will...
- Learn outdoors experientially to develop outdoor skills and explore contemporary environmental questions.
- Work with and for different outdoor and environmental organisations to gain hands-on experience and contacts with potential future employers.
- Explore how the outdoors has heath and wellbeing benefits and therapeutic applications.
- Learn in inspiring locations like the Lake District National Park, North Wales, Scotland, British coastline, and Spain (including a shared international expedition with Spanish students).
- Meet some of the most inspiring people and students, and have unique once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
- Essential University Skills 1
- Essential Biology
- Scientific Investigation
- Essential University Skills 2
- Environmental Sciences
- Dynamic Earth
- Ecological Knowledge, Interactions and Change
- Outdoor Adventure Skills and Learning (Water)
- Exploring Lake District Landscapes
- Living and Working in Groups Outdoors
- Outdoor Professional Development
- The Earth System
- Habitats and Ecosystem
- Outdoor Living Learning and Adventure
- European Mountains: Ecology, Culture and Tourism (domestic travel when restricted by Covid regulations)
- Health and Wellbeing and Environmental Health
- Research Design
- Catchments: Summit to Sea (Optional)
- Traditional and Innovative Approaches to Outdoor Education (Optional)
- Exploring Coastal Environments (Optional)
- Contemporary Global Conservation
- Adventure and Environmental Ethics
- Cold Environments (The Cryosphere) (Optional)
- Outdoor and Environmental Education (Optional)
- Therapeutic Opportunities (Optional)
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Please note year 0 is based on Fusehill Street, Carlisle. Years 1-3 are based at Ambleside.
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