SCQF Level 4
Sport & Fitness

Course Overview

This is a practical based full time (18wk) course designed to equip you for further study or employment.

It will help you to develop knowledge and skills in outdoor pursuits and provide a general understanding of the work environment in the outdoor pursuits industry. Ideal for those looking for a career in an exciting, varied and developing industry.

You will be required to contribute towards some course costs at the start of the course for NGB registrations and memberships. These costs will be outlined at the course interview stage

What You Will Learn

  • CWI Training
  • FUNdas 1 & 2
  • MBLA Cycle Ride Leader
  • Paddlesport Explore
  • Paddlesport FSRT
  • HSE First Aid at Work
  • Snow Sport Proficiency
  • SQA Core Skills

Entry Requirements

Although no formal qualifications are required. Evidence of participation and experience in at least two of the following Hillwalking, Mountain Biking, Paddle sports and Climbing is required.   Experience of assisting/volunteering would be advantageous.

You must be aged 18 years or over by October 2020.

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 assessed on an ongoing basis through class-based assessments, practical observations, logbook submissions and competency testing to meet Governing Body award criteria.

Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements

The interview session will consist of a presentation followed by a one to one interview with a member of the Adventure Studies team.


This may be achieved face to face or remotely through a medium such as Skype.

Progression And Articulation Routes

You may go directly into the world of work or progress onto further study with our January start progressed version of this course.

Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
  • Outdoor Centre Employment
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 4
Course Cost And Funding Options
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