Shrewsbury Colleges Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Pearson Education Ltd

Outdoor Leadership

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

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This programme is designed for anyone with an enthusiasm for outdoor adventure, sport, exercise and health, coaching, teaching, or a career in the military. All modules combine theory and practice using the experience gained from involvement in outdoor practical days. After the course individuals can progress onto the third year of applicable degree courses at a range of Universities, begin a teacher training route, or go directly into employment. Jobs in the outdoor industry include working as a seasonal/trainee instructor in centres such as PGL, a full-time instructor or a senior instructor in LEA centres and eventually becoming a centre manager. Individuals will also gain the leadership, fitness and teamwork in the military. The tutors on the HND outdoor leadership course have vast experience in the outdoor industry and have many links to employment. The course aims to provide individuals with the skills and experience to gain NGB qualifications, develop the knowledge and skills to lead outdoor activities to a range of clientele and to develop the required fitness and professionalism that will enhance any chosen career path. Individuals will also gain a diverse range of subject specific knowledge from experienced teachers and coaches. The course is designed to deliver a wide range of outdoor sports with the specific goal of gaining NGB qualifications. All modules combine theory into practice using the experience of partaking in outdoor activities. The practical programme will be designed to develop advanced skills in activities alongside developing coaching and leadership abilities. Practical sessions include mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, first aid scenarios, climbing skills and mountain leadership. During the two-year course students will also have to opportunity to plan and lead expeditions in the UK and abroad. This in turn will develop students understanding of the outdoor industry and the pathways they can take.

Course details


Units include: Physical activity, lifestyle & health, The Sport Landscape, Risk assessment in the outdoors, Outdoor learning, Technology in sport, Expedition leadership, Outdoor leadership and Advanced coaching.

Assessment method

Individuals will be taught through a variety of teaching methods including practical activities, guest speakers, visits to outdoor education centres, traditional lectures and a research project. Assignment tasks includes written reports, presentations, practical observations and peer coaching/leading.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6500 Year 1
Scotland £6500 Year 1
Wales £6500 Year 1

Additional fee information

The course cost is £6,500 per year. Students can qualify for student loans as full time learners. There may be additional costs for trips abroad i.e. skiing, the Ardeche and expeditions.
Outdoor Leadership at Shrewsbury Colleges Group - UCAS