FdA Outdoor Activity Leadership

Why choose this course?


If you’re seeking adventure and could see yourself working in the outdoor sector, our foundation degree is your first step to an action-packed career.

  • Once you've completed this course, you will have the opportunity to top up your qualification by studying our BA (Hons) Outdoor Leadership and Management
  • Develop practical leadership skills and gain additional qualifications in a variety of outdoor activities from climbing, caving to canoeing
  • Learn at our specialist Outdoor Leadership Centre on the edge of the Peak District National Park
  • Benefit from our strong links with the outdoor sector, including work-based learning to help you prepare for your career
  • Broaden your horizons with regular fieldtrips and expeditions: our students have enjoyed practical experience in destinations such as Wales, the Lake District, Scotland, Greece, Norway, Slovenia and Morocco
  • Be inspired by our enthusiastic and expert staff who boast a wealth of professional experience in outdoor and adventure sport
  • Receive personal equipment to use during your studies including a rucksack, fleece, T-shirts, dry bag, first aid kit and maps of the area
  • Enjoy a course with a strong approval rating from students: 90% were satisfied with the overall quality of the course, according to the 2017 National Student Survey
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