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FdA Outdoor Activity Leadership

University of Derby Number 1 University in the East Midlands for graduate employment

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.

  • 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
  • Take the opportunity to top up your qualification to gain our BA (Hons) Outdoor Leadership and Management
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