University Centre South Devon

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

Adventure Leadership

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Course summary

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A foundation degree is a degree-level qualification that takes two years to complete, and is equivalent to the first two years of a traditional honours degree. Foundation degrees focus on relevant, work-based skills within a particular career route or profession, and are designed to increase employability and progression opportunities. Employers are actively involved in the development of foundation degree programmes to ensure you are ready for employment when you complete your studies. At the end of a foundation degree you have the option to ‘top-up’ your qualification with an additional third year of study to convert it into a full honours degree. This Foundation Degree focuses on outdoor adventure sports, and provides you with valuable practical experience, enabling you to pursue a variety of careers in this thrilling sector. The course also offers you the opportunity to gain qualifications from national governing bodies alongside your studies, further evidencing your skills and increasing your employability. You will be enjoying the South West's fantastic natural environment, gaining experience in activities such as mountaineering, climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and coasteering. Our students also regularly achieve BCU 2 and 3 Star, UKCC Level 1 Coach, Mountain Leader and Single Pitch Award qualifications during their studies. This provides you with a broad skillset that will offer you a variety of opportunities upon the completion of your studies. You will also have access to our comprehensive range of equipment, including kayaks and canoes, which you will be able to utilise in both practical sessions and in your own personal time, should you wish. Practical sessions and trips scheduled throughout the year are designed to develop skills and confidence in adapting your coaching techniques, in order to reflect the varying situations you will face and need to overcome to be a successful and effective coach. You will be learning in challenging environments, ensuring that when you graduate you will be well prepared to work in almost any setting.

Course details


Year One Modules: Developing research and practice Adventure sports Skills acquisition Principles of adventure Physiology of the outdoors Business start-up Year Two Modules: Expedition leadership Coaching Psychology for the outdoors Principles of leadership Applied adventure sports Research and statistics

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 codeX900
Institution code S32
Campus nameUCSD
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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UCAS Tariff 48 points

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Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8400 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8400 Year 1
Scotland £8400 Year 1
Wales £8400 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Adventure Leadership at University Centre South Devon - UCAS