You have a passion for being active outdoors, learning about yourself and how to work as a team. You enjoy acting for the environment and ensuring the safety, welfare and engagement of others. Our foundation year in Carlisle will build a solid base in scientific, intellectual and investigative skills and knowledge so that you reach the level needed to undertake the remainder of your degree in Ambleside. Course Overview You’ll develop outdoor and leadership skills, knowledge and experience working with people in challenging environments. You will enjoy great facilities at our Lake District campus whilst gaining all the skills you need to work in the outdoor sector. There will be plenty of opportunities to get outside and enjoy exciting field trips in a range of locations which may include the Highlands of Scotland, North Wales and the Spanish Pyrenees. The course is organised to blend theory and practice seamlessly, using a range of adventurous outdoor activities to promote your learning whilst gaining valuable experience and skills to support your journey towards National Governing Body Awards. On this course you will...
- Benefit from the outdoor experience that's at the heart of this course with theory backed up by practice.
- Improve your competencies in mountaineering, climbing, sailing, caving and paddling.
- Explore the outdoors while developing academic, critical-thinking and valuable life skills.
- Learn to successfully lead people with the most up-to-date and best practice coaching.
- Gain valuable commercial and entrepreneurial skills – enhancing your employability.
- Essential University Skills 1
- Essential Biology
- Scientific Investigation
- Essential University Skills 2
- Environmental Sciences
- Dynamic Earth
- Outdoor Adventure Skills and Learning (Water)
- Outdoor Adventure Skills and Learning (Land)
- Living and Working in Groups Outdoors
- Outdoor Professional Development
- Physiology and Psychology for the Outdoor Leader
- Outdoor Leadership Theory and Practice 1
- Outdoor Leadership Theory and Practice 2
- Psychological Applications in Outdoor Contexts
- Coaching Individuals and Groups
- Evaluating Outdoor Leadership
- Research Design
- Traditional and Innovative Approaches to Outdoor Education (Optional)
- Sustainable Outdoor Event Management (Optional)
- Health, Wellbeing and Environmental Health (Optional)
- Coaching and Facilitation in Outdoor Environments
- Outdoor Leadership Theory and Practice 3
- Commerce and Employment in the Outdoor Sector (Optional)
- Outdoor and Environmental Education (Optional)
- Therapeutic Opportunities (Optional)
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Carlisle - Fusehill Street
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Please note year 0 is based on Fusehill Street, Carlisle. Years 1-3 are based at Ambleside.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6125||Year 1|
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