Combine your passion for the great outdoors with high-level leadership and management skills on this Outdoor Leadership and Management (Hons) degree from University of Derby.
Based at a working outdoor centre, this is a dynamic course bringing together exciting hands-on learning, theoretical knowledge, practical skills and research experience.
They will equip you to lead a range of outdoor activities, supervise client groups, organise and develop outdoor courses, and manage outdoor centre facilities.
Through practical leadership and coaching scenarios, you’ll progress from instructor to course co-ordinator to centre manager level as you gain more experience on the course.
The education modules will provide you with the opportunity for ‘live’ school sessions, Forest school days and curriculum planning to add to your portfolio of skills.
There may be opportunities to head overseas too. Over the last two years, our students pushed their abilities to the limit with ice climbing in Norway and kayaking in Slovenia.
These experiences introduce you to outdoor leadership in a wider variety of environments and equip you for the workplace. They are also invaluable in helping you achieve additional qualifications to add to your CV – from mountain leadership to bush craft practitioner awards.
You’ll learn from highly qualified experts who have a wealth of professional experience in outdoor and adventure sport as instructors, leaders, coaches and international competitors.
The course takes you on a journey into a rapidly evolving and dynamic industry. You’ll acquire both practical skills and expert knowledge which you can put to good use in leading challenging activities which enhance people’s quality of life.
Graduates are fully prepared for careers in a range of professions including expedition leadership, outdoor and leisure facility management, outdoor activity instruction, youth work, outdoor sport development and the Armed Forces.
The research and analytical skills you gain on the course will also equip you for postgraduate level study or to gain teacher training qualifications.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
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