Middlesbrough College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Open University Validating Partnership

Outdoor Adventure Education and Leadership (Top-up)

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Course summary

The outdoor adventure sector is a diverse industry which attracts many capable people, this programme is intended to launch your career by bringing together theory, practice and experience which is vital to have an effective launch pad for professionals to find successful employment opportunities. This programme will give students a raft of industry required qualifications so that they are ready for employment and can take ownership of your own career pathway. The professional criteria required for successful completion of Accredited Practitioner with the Institute for Outdoor Learning (APIOL) has been mapped to the entire programme (level 4, 5 and 6); with the intention of allowing students to gather evidence should they wish to apply for APIOL status independently. Direct entrants to this top-up may still be successful depending on their background.


Modules may vary. Modules include: • Education Curriculum Development in the Outdoor Sector • Strategic Management in the Outdoor Adventure Sector • Career Development • Extended Practice • Dissertation

Assessment method

Assessment on the course will be by a variety of coursework and exams, designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to meet the learning outcomes of the programme. To support you, a variety of assessment methods are used to enhance the experience as well as develop key transferrable skills.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The most directly relevant entry qualification is the Foundation Degree in Outdoor Adventure Education and Leadership (OAEL). However, a range of other Level 5 qualifications or Foundation Degrees in a related discipline would be considered where it can be demonstrated that the learning outcomes can be mapped to the Fd OAEL. Where applicants apply with qualifications that are not directly relevant the Programme Team looks for evidence of experience. Applications from students with non-standard entry qualifications are welcome. Admission tutors also take into account any alternative qualifications or other experience applicants may offer. Non-standard qualifications in a related discipline may be considered together with the need to demonstrate the academic rigour required to study at L5/6. Applicants must also be able to demonstrate industry experience and enthusiasm at interview.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Outdoor Adventure Education and Leadership (Top-up) at Middlesbrough College - UCAS