NC Introduction to Adventure Sports (Level 5)

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Entry Requirements

Four National 4 or equivalent qualifications. A passion for the outdoors and a good level of fitness is essential. Mature learners with experience but no formal qualifications will be considered on merit. All candidates will participate in a recruitment process.


This is a one year full-time course for students wishing to pursue a career in the Outdoor Education industry. The course provides knowledge and understanding and an insight into varied subjects through theoretical and practical teaching and learning. Essential and core development also features through communication and ICT learning. Key highlights include: - Timetabled practical and theoretical sessions - Outdoor activity days - Work Placement - Access to college clubs & teams. Our partnership with Inverclyde (Scotland’s National Centre), Glenmore Lodge (Scotland’s National Outdoor Centre), local teams, clubs, organisations and local schools provide additional ‘hands on’ coaching and learning experience for our students, additional learning/awards and residential opportunities.

Course Content

Course topics include: - Communication - Fitness - Leadership - Human Anatomy & Physiology - Information Technology - Nutrition, Health & Wellbeing - Teamwork - Residential Experience - First Aid - Inland Kayaking - Canoeing - Mountain Biking - Orienteering - Hill Walking - White Water Rafting - Skiing. In addition to the course, candidates will also attend a residential to the Scottish Highlands and a winter ski Residential to Andorra.


Full Time. 1 Academic Year. August - June.


HNC/D:- Games & Sports, Football Studies, Fitness Health & Exercise, Outdoor Education. Employment within the Outdoor Activity Industry.