SCQF Level 4
Sport & Fitness

Course Overview

Adventure Leadership Studies will help you to develop a deeper understanding and an increased skillset in the theory and practical elements required to work in the outdoor pursuits industry. This is a practical, innovative and full-time course designed to equip you for further study or employment. The course runs for 18 weeks from August 2020 through to January 2021. Take your first step towards a rewarding career in an exciting, varied and developing industry.   

What You Will Learn

  • Inland Kayaking 

  • Mountain Biking 
  • Climbing with CWI Preparation for Assessment
  • Map Reading and Leadership Skills
  • Skiing and Snowboarding Skills

Entry Requirements

  • Although no formal qualifications are required for this course, evidence of participation and experience in at least two of the following must be provided; Hillwalking, Mountain Biking, Paddle Sports, Climbing 

  • An experience of assisting/volunteering would be advantageous 
  • You may be a candidate such as a mature returnee or one who wishes to change career or perhaps retrain following a career break to raise a family. In these or other cases we would take into account work experience, life skills and potential ability 
  • You must be aged 18 years or over  
  • You must have an active interest and previous experience/regular participation in outdoor pursuits activities 
  • Although not essential at the point of application, evidence of a suitable level of clearance through the PVG scheme will be an expectation of all applicants
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • You will be continually assessed in both practical and theoretical settings through a variety of methods including governing body assessment, practical observations, logbook work, presentations and assignment tasks. 

Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • You will be invited to attend an interview where there will be a presentation followed by a one to one interview 

Progression And Articulation Routes

  • Advance Adventure Leadership Studies taught at Edinburgh College 
  • BA Hons Adventure Tourism Management (incorporating HND) 
  • BA Hons Adventure Performance and Coaching (incorporating HND) 
  • Specialist Instructor Training 

Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
  • Outdoor centre employment
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
  • 4-5 days per week
Course Cost And Funding Options
Student Stories

Hundreds of Edinburgh College students gained insight into what it takes to make it in the Sport and Fitness industry as the College hosted its second annual Sport and Fitness Careers Day. 

The event aims to provide students with the chance to learn more about the range of different career paths in the sector and to find out about potential volunteering options. Students from the Sport and Fitness curriculum area attended the event where they had the opportunity to take part in practical masterclasses organised by Hatton Boxing and Beach Body Live, listen to guest speakers, and hear advice from a range of organisations in attendance. Organisations with information stalls at the event included: Pure Gym, Edinburgh Leisure, Hibernian Community Foundation, Ricky Long Mastermind, Active Schools, Village Hotels, Hearts FC Community, Sheraton Hotel, Youth Football Scotland, Scottish Massage and more. 

Sport student Molly Scrimger said:

“This is the first time I’ve attended the Sport and Fitness Careers Day and it was really useful. It was a good opportunity to get an insight and open your mind to the number of opportunities out there.” 


Start Date(s)

Full Time

This course will start week commencing...
  • 24/08/2020
End Date(s)

Full Time

This course will end on...
  • 11/06/2021
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation

Climb Scotland
Adventure Leadership Studies
Looking for a career in one of the fastest growing industries in Scotland, “Adventure Tourism”.  Our courses are the place to start.
Master the skills of Coaching, and Leadership within the disciplines of Climbing, Mountain Biking, Hillwalking and Paddle Sports to enhance your employment prospects.  

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