Do you have a passion for being active outdoors, learning about yourself and how to work as a team? Do you enjoy acting for the environment and ensuring the safety and welfare of others? Our two-year outdoor education degree is a fast-track version of the traditional three-year programme, meaning you will gain a full honours degree, but graduate a year earlier. It's a stepping stone to a variety of life-long and rewarding career options including teaching, outdoor education, and environmental consulting. Dive headfirst into this exciting journey of the great outdoors. Course Overview Outdoor education is about the people, the place and the activity - and we will help you discover all three. Our outdoor education course is a way of life that fully immerses you in outdoor learning, both theory and practice. You will be supported to understand the theory behind outdoor learning philosophy, ethics, environment, challenges and adventure in lecture theatres and seminars, with regular first-hand experience outdoors. Your ideas and judgement will be valued and developed, and learning concepts will be put into practice during placements in environmental organisations, including outdoor education centres and schools. We embrace innovative approaches to learning, teaching and assessment. Traditionally higher education programmes have come to a close in the spring term, when the sun comes out! The accelerated nature of the programme design allows you to make the most of these summer months whilst being supported by the academic staff. On this course you will...
- Be based in the heart of the Lake District National Park, where you can experience outdoor education through every season.
- Be provided with two outdoor work placement experiences to suit your area of interest and personal and professional requirements.
- Be prepared to continue directly onto a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), completing both an undergraduate degree and a nationally recognised teacher training course in only three years.
- Outdoor education in the UK (Origins)
- The Outdoor Professional
- Outdoor Education 1 (Expeditions) and Outdoor Education 2 (Creative Responses)
- Introduction to Cultural and Social Contexts
- Understanding the Environment
- Exploring Lake District Landscapes
- Leading Educational Groups Outdoors
- Research Skills
- Learning Away
- Health, Wellbeing, and Environmental Health
- Placement Research
- Outdoor Education 3 (Place-based)
- International Outdoor Education
- Outdoor Education for the Future
- Therapeutic Opportunities
- Commerce and Employment in the Outdoor Sector
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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