Coastal Adventure at Cornwall College - UCAS

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Course summary

This is a course developed and run in partnership with the Coastal Adventure industry to provide a pathway into a career in Coastal Adventure management in all of its forms. You will receive tailored outdoor-activity skills development and professional NGB training and assessment as well as continuous professional skills development throughout your degree and beyond. • Live and work in the heart of British Surfing and Coastal activities Newquay. Cornwall is a region that is unique for its rich history and variety of Coastal Adventure opportunities. • Excellent links and work-placement opportunities with many adventure-based businesses and institutions in the UK and internationally • Residential field trips, clubs, international expeditions and many other opportunities to enhance your skills and experience in adventure activities This is a unique programme to be delivered in partnership with Vertical Descents. Based on an outdoor education model but tailored to the marine adventure sector this programme will focus on coastal activities that have achieved mainstream popularity in the last five years. Students will have the opportunity to develop specialist skills and knowledge and build a CV primed for employment. This course is the only one of its kind in the world and should be at the forefront of enhancing the industry with its graduates and sustaining its future. The course will therefore include specific modules, learning outcomes and indicative content related to coaching, wellbeing and fitness, sustainable and environmental awareness, leadership and business practices, project and event management, and applications of media. Industry relevant skills, knowledge and behaviours are integral to the programme having been co-designed with Vertical Descents from inception. Sam Starkie co-founded the company with his brother as pioneers of canyoning and coasteering; Sam is the Director of the Cornwall branch and is passionate about leading the way in training and development, he strongly believes there is a gap in the adventure sector degree market for this provision.


INDICATIVE MODULES - YEAR 1 • Incident Management in the Coastal Environment • Human Biology and Sports Psychology • The Coastal Environment 1 • Operating in the Outdoor Adventure Sector • Adventure Media and Application • Skills for Scientific Success and Reflective practice INDICATIVE MODULES - YEAR 2 • Individual Research Project • Coastal Social Value • Coastal Environment 2 • Business Management • Outdoor Adventure Education • Advanced Skills Development and Leadership All second-year students will have an opportunity to reflect on work experience hours and are tasked to design a poster/visual display which is showcased and assessed during our second-year work experience poster fair. We invite employers, other student year groups as well as members of our board of governors along to the event.

Assessment method

• Written exam and in-class tests. • Written assignment. • Report; a description, summary or other account of an experience or activity. • Research Report • Oral assessment and presentation, • Practical skills assessment, • Poster; a presentation of information by written poster. • Reflective account / log; a written work that enables the students to develop greater ownership in their learning experience.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Newquay University Centre Cornwall College
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other qualifications will be taken into consideration. Mature Applicants (over 21) with relevant experience but without the stated entry qualifications will be considered individually at interview

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1
Channel Islands £16500 Year 1

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Coastal Adventure at Cornwall College - UCAS