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Sport & Fitness

Understanding Outdoor Pursuits and Adventure Leadership

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 20 weeks

Start date Jan 2023

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Course overview

This is a practical-based full time, 18 week, a course designed to equip you for further study or employment.

It will help you to develop the knowledge and skills required to enter our complete academic programme starting in August 2023. This course gives you a greater understanding of the work environment and focuses on achieving key introductory competencies. Ideal for those looking to develop a career in an exciting, varied and evolving industry.

 

What you will learn

  • An introduction to climbing
  • An introduction to paddlesports
  • Basic navigation and map reading skills
  • An introduction to leadership skills
  • SQA Core Skills

How the course is assessed

  • You will be assessed on an ongoing basis through class-based assessments, practical observations, logbook submissions and competency testing.

Number of days per week

  • Three days per week 

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of three National 4 passes. English and PE would be advantageous along with a real interest in outdoor pursuits and adventure leadership.
  • 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.
  • To progress onto the August 2023 course you would need to be 18 by the end of October 2023.

 

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • The interview session will consist of a presentation and a one-to-one interview with an Outdoor Pursuits Adventure Studies team member.
  • This may be achieved face-to-face or remotely through a platform such as Teams.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTs 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • This course is designed to assist applicants to progress onto further study in Outdoor Pursuits and Adventure Leadership Studies.

 

 

Career options

  • Outdoor Centre Employment

 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Granton Campus Full time 23/01/23 20 Weeks

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