HNC in Outdoor Activities
|Mode of study||HE Full-time|
|Campus||London Road Campus|
|Start date||6 September 2023 Please note that day of week is just an indication at this stage and could be subject to change|
|Course code||FLR4ODE001 (2324)|
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Who is it for?
This programme is designed for anyone with an enthusiasm for outdoor adventure, sport, exercise and health, coaching, teaching, or a career in the military. All modules combine theory and practice using the experience gained from involvement in outdoor practical days.
After the course, individuals can progress onto the third year of applicable degree courses at a range of Universities, begin a teacher training route, or go directly into employment.
Jobs in the outdoor industry include working as a seasonal/trainee instructor in centres such as PGL, a full-time instructor or a senior instructor in LEA centres and eventually becoming a centre manager. Individuals will also gain the leadership, fitness and teamwork in the military. The tutors on the HND outdoor leadership course have vast experience in the outdoor industry and have many links to employment.
A minimum of 48 UCAS Points in subjects appropriate to the course. This may include A-Levels in PE, sciences such as Biology, Level 3 Sport (Outdoor), or other vocationally relevant qualifications. Industry related experience and additional qualifications can also be considered i.e. Duke of Edinburgh Gold or NGB qualifications.
What does the course involve?
The course aims to provide individuals with the skills and experience to gain NGB qualifications, develop the knowledge and skills to lead outdoor activities to a range of clientele and to develop the required fitness and professionalism that will enhance any chosen career path. Individuals will also gain a diverse range of subject specific knowledge from experienced teachers and coaches.
- Physical Activity, Lifestyle & Health
- The Sport Landscape
- Project Management (Pearson-set unit)
- Technology in sport
- Expedition Leadership
- Risk and Safety Management in the Outdoors
- Outdoor Leadership
- Outdoor Activities
How is the course assessed?
Individuals will be taught through a variety of teaching methods including practical activities, guest speakers, visits to outdoor education centres, traditional lectures and a research project. Assignment tasks include written reports, presentations, practical observations and peer coaching/leading.
How much does it cost?
The course cost is £7,425 per year. Students can qualify for student loans as full-time learners. There may be additional costs for trips abroad i.e. skiing, the Ardeche and expeditions.
There will be the opportunity to access external National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications including REC first aid, Mountain Bike Leader or UKCC Level 1 Canoe/Kayak award and Mountain Leader summer training.
The course is designed to deliver a wide range of outdoor sports with the specific goal of gaining NGB qualifications. All modules combine theory into practice using the experience of partaking in outdoor activities. The practical programme will be designed to develop advanced skills in activities alongside developing coaching and leadership abilities. Practical sessions include mountain biking, canoeing, kayaking, first aid scenarios, climbing skills and mountain leadership. During the two-year course, students will also have an opportunity to plan and lead expeditions in the UK and abroad. This in turn will develop students understanding of the outdoor industry and the pathways they can take.
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