University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Adventure Education University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of the Highlands and Islands

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Course summary

Adventure education is the true foundation stone of the modern adventure sector and has become a huge and diverse area of employment that plays a vital role in our society. As an educator in this field, you will be responsible for developing future generations of people, and giving them memories and experiences that will last a lifetime. You will need to be able to provide safe and authentic adventurous experiences, while helping create important learning that may range from the very practical to the reflective, as well as providing links to the school curriculum. The BA (Hons) Adventure Education* will prepare you for an exciting and satisfying career as an educator and professional adventure practitioner. The programme will develop your knowledge and professional skills to plan, prepare and lead adventure education activities in potentially challenging and wild places. The skills and awareness of the professional adventure practitioner are essential to ensure that you are ready to lead in a wide range of demanding or remote environments. The course is built on a common framework of 'adventure' modules that it shares with our other programmes - Adventure Tourism Management, Adventure Performance and Coaching and Marine and Coastal Tourism.

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 code N8X9
Institution code H49
Campus name West Highland College UHI
Campus code B

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level CC
Scottish Higher CCC

You will also be expected to be able to demonstrate an interest in, and a commitment to practical outdoor activities.
Advanced entry to year two or three may be possible with a relevant HNC/D.
UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members in order to undertake this course.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £1,820 Year 1
International £11,100 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For RUK students studying a consecutive four year full-time degree, only years 1, 2 and 3 incur the fees stated, year 4 is free. For 5-year integrated masters degrees these fees are incurred for 4 of the 5 years. For full details on fees and funding please visit https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/

Provider information

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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)
UHI Executive Office
Ness Walk
Inverness
IV3 5SQ


Course contact details

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University Admissions Office

01463 279190