BA (Hons) - Outdoor Leadership (with Integrated Foundation Year)
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 outdoor leadership 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.
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 outdoor leadership degree 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 Cumbrian 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.
What our students say
After leaving the Army, I knew I had to make plans in order to get on with a career and I very much saw getting a degree as a way to initiate that.
Andy Eccles, Outdoor Leadership
Andy decided to change careers and the MA in Outdoor Leadership was his opportunity to do it.
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