University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)

Outdoor Adventure Education

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Course summary

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The Outdoor Adventure Education programme is a blend of theoretical and practical modules designed specifically to meet the growing career opportunities within the outdoor sector. The campus is only 15 miles east of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the fantastic mountain bike trails of Brechfa. More biking is just down the road at Afan Argoed. For water lovers we have a partnership with a local paddle sport centre with excellent access to recreational and competitive equipment and coaching. The nearby Gower peninsular and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park offer unrivalled opportunities for coasteering, surfing, sea kayaking and sea cliff climbing. On campus students enjoy free access to the swimming pool, health suite and climbing wall. The Students’ Union provides an extensive array of sporting clubs and leisure activities.

Course details


Central to the programme is the idea of blending sound theory with practical experiences. During the first year, 10 subject areas are studied to provide a sound base of knowledge and understanding of key areas along with a foundation of personal outdoor skills. These areas included introductions to the philosophy and theory of outdoor education, expeditions studies, personal safety and risk management in the outdoors, coaching and facilitation and introduction to natural environment. In the second year of study, students have the opportunity to select from optional modules focusing on areas such as curriculum adventure, health and the outdoors and environmental issues. Students also organise and complete a work placement and lead an expedition.

Assessment method

In line with the philosophy underpinning the degree, there is a strong emphasis on learning and teaching methods in the assessment of modules. While good quality of personal performance is encouraged, it is not a focus of assessment in the practical based modules. Students learn how to present a balanced evidenced argument through their formal written work, as well as via individual and group presentations. Within the final year students will design and conduct their own research project or critical portfolio in a specialist area of their choice. Specific types of assessments include; essays, presentations (group and individual), practical tasks, examinations (seen and unseen papers).

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code3L2N
Institution code T80
Campus nameCarmarthen Campus
Campus codeC

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

In choosing to study at university you are making a considerable investment in your future and it is a decision that we take seriously. We will make every effort to ensure that your experience as a student here will help you to develop your potential to the full. We will provide you with sound academic knowledge, but we also believe that the rich diversity of cultural and social experiences that you will have as a student here will help you develop a range of personal and professional qualities as we believe that these are both equally important considerations when choosing a university.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
International £11500 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 at University of Wales Trinity Saint David - UCAS