Adventure education is the true foundation stone of the modern adventure sector and has become a huge and diverse area of employment that plays a vital role in our society. As an educator in this field, you will be responsible for developing future generations of people, and giving them memories and experiences that will last a lifetime. You will need to be able to provide safe and authentic adventurous experiences, while helping create important learning that may range from the very practical to the reflective, as well as providing links to the school curriculum. The BA (Hons) Adventure Education* will prepare you for an exciting and satisfying career as an educator and professional adventure practitioner. The programme will develop your knowledge and professional skills to plan, prepare and lead adventure education activities in potentially challenging and wild places. The skills and awareness of the professional adventure practitioner are essential to ensure that you are ready to lead in a wide range of demanding or remote environments. The course is built on a common framework of 'adventure' modules that it shares with our other programmes - Adventure Tourism Management, Adventure Performance and Coaching and Marine and Coastal Tourism.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.
If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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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- West Highland
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
You will also be expected to be able to demonstrate an interest in, and a commitment to practical outdoor activities. Advanced entry to year two or three may be possible with a relevant HNC/D. UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis. Successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members in order to undertake this course.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members in order to undertake this course
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no element below 5.5|
|PTE Academic||58||58 average with 51 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section|
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:
Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.