Outdoor courses at Oaklands Manor
Why study Outdoor courses at Oaklands Manor?
If you love to be active and out in the elements, and are looking for a career to match, our Outdoor courses are ideal for you. You'll study at our 58-acre outdoor leadership centre at Oaklands Manor and experience exciting, hands-on learning while developing underpinning knowledge.
Study with us and:
- choose from three exhilarating courses: BA (Hons) Outdoor Leadership and Management, BSc (Hons) Adventure Sport and Coaching Science, and FdA Outdoor Activity Leadership use our fantastic facilities, which include a 30 foot climbing wall, complex high rope course, and an artificial underground caving course
- learn form a passionate and enthusiastic team who have professional experience in industry
- enjoy practical sessions, work placements, and fieldtrips designed to build work ready skills and provide experience in real world working environments
- you'll be heading on a journey to an energetic career in a dynamic field. Our graduates have gone on to work as tree surgeons, outdoor instructors, leisure assistants, and activity instructors.
Buxton: a picturesque town filled with charm and character
While studying at Oaklands Manor you'll be based in Buxton, a lively, welcoming town packed with vibrant personalities and everything you’ll need as a student.
Despite it's size the town is home to a range of perfectly formed pubs, bars, and clubs, and student nights take place on Wednesdays. If you're looking for a bigger night out, or have the urge to explore, Buxton train station is only five minutes from the campus.
Away from the party scene, you'll have the chance to play sports, learn new skills, and make the most of the beautiful locations on your doorstep - particularly the Peak District National Park.
Join us at an Open Day
Choosing the right university is a big decision, so we’d love to help by showing you what we have to offer. You can find out more about our Outdoor courses from our friendly staff, and our current students will be on hand to give you an insight into life at the University of Derby. You can even tour our Buxton campus and halls of residence, to discover if we’re the university for you.