What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
PLEASE NOTE - this course is no longer accepting applications for September 2017, you can however apply for September 2018. If you would like further information please contact us.
This two year programme will teach you valuable practical and theoretical skills to be able to operate within the fields of Outdoor Adventure, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Recreation and Outdoor Activity.
The Outdoor Adventure programme enables students to obtain the knowledge and qualifications required for employment and careers in the adventure industry. The Faculty operates within a fully functioning ‘State of the Art’ Outdoor Education Centre within the heart of Exeter City itself. This unique learning environment ensures that all students have hands on experience of working and operating within the real world of Outdoor Education. Throughout the programme all students will be fully supported and encouraged to work towards and achieve their goals and ambitions.
As a student on this programme you will experience a variety of outdoor activities and work within an operating Outdoor Pursuits Centre working with schools, colleges and the community and therefore offering a broad range of opportunities to develop within the field of Outdoor Adventure.
Employer involvement and hands-on learning are integral to the course. You will benefit from the college’s employer links including Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre and organisations such as PGL.
The course is both practical and theoretical. It will be delivered within the environment of a fully operating Outdoor Education Centre and will combine the development of personal practical skills as well as the theoretical aspects covered within lectures, seminars, workshops, group activities and research. Complementing these are additional visits and guest speaker sessions.
Year 1 Modules
- Experiential learning: Water Skills
- Personal and Social Development through Outdoor Adventure
- The Nature and Scope of the Outdoor Industry
- Experiential Learning: Land Based Skills
- Work Based Learning
- The Science of Self for Outdoor Adventure
- Study Skills
Year 2 Modules
- Outdoor Adventure Journeys in the Water Environment
- Alternative Pursuits
- Outdoor Environments and Expeditions
- Outdoor Adventure Journeys in the Mountain Environment
- Outdoor and Environmental Education
- Research Project
This course is awarded by the UCP Marjon. Modules are subject to valuation.
Click here to view the Programme Handbook