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FdA Outdoor Activities

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FdA Outdoor Activities Where you will study: Buxton Campus UCAS code: N295 Entry requirements: 120 UCAS tariff points, of which at least 100 will be from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma, IB Duration and mode of study: Two years full time Course fees: Please refer to our website

How you’ll learn You will investigate the theoretical concepts of outdoor adventure, leadership and coaching as well as the development of independent thinking. The Outdoor Activities programme works with organisations including Mammut Technical Equipment Manufacturer. You will be assessed by written assignments, group discussions and oral presentations.

Start dates: If you're from the UK or EU you can apply to study this course in September. If you're from a country outside the EU you can apply to study this course full time in: September.

You will have the opportunity of work placement.

Why choose this course?

I chose Buxton for many reasons. The University offer a great deal and have introduced me to some of the most motivated and inspiring outdoor and adventure professionals.

▪ You will study at Oaklands Manor in Buxton, our 58 acre outdoor leadership centre in the heart of the Peak District National Park. ▪ You will gain the knowledge and skills to lead a range of outdoor activities safely. ▪ You will have the opportunity to go on expeditions such as Morocco, Slovenia and Greece.

About the course If you are the kind of person that enjoys outdoor adventurous activities, and you see yourself leading expeditions, coaching or working independently, then this course could be perfect for you. You will cover a range of interdisciplinary and work based subject areas that prepare you for employment in the outdoor sector.

Thomas Konsek

What you’ll cover You will study modules like these, but they may change: STAGE ONE


Introduction to the Natural Environment

Development Training

Outdoor Research and Professional Development 1

Nature Conservation

Introduction to Adventure Sports Coaching

Outdoor Activity Leadership

Practical Skills and Technology

Outdoor Experiential Education

Practical Skills for Outdoor Professionals.

Outdoor Practical Development 1

Vocational Development and Coaching 1

Outdoor Practical Development 2


Outdoor Research and Professional Development 2


Vocational Development and Coaching 2

Your career Previous students on the Outdoor Activities programme at the University of Derby have gone onto: ▪ Top up to gain BA (Hons) in Outdoor Leadership and Coaching ▪ Youth work ▪ Outdoor instructing ▪ Outdoor facility management ▪ Outdoor coaching

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Public services Armed forces Outdoor sport development Expedition leadership and freelance instructing ▪ Technical representative.

The programme also provides you with an opportunity to work in-house in our department, working as a team building assistant for corporate clients.

Get in touch Nicola Taylor T: +44 (0)1298 330808 General enquiries about admissions and applications, UK and overseas: E: T: +44 (0)1332 594667

The information in this leaflet was correct when we produced it, but please check our website for the most up to date information.

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