NQ 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 one year, full-time course will equip you with the skills and underpinning knowledge to gain employment in the outdoor industry and allow you to advance to Level 6 or HNC/D Sports Coaching & Development (Adventure Sports). This course contains practical elements which you must be physically fit to undertake. A PVG will be required to undertake any coaching placements/work experience which may be included in the course.

Course Content

Course topics include: - Human Anatomy, Physiology & Exercise - Climbing - Hill walking - Orienteering - Kayaking - Canoeing - Skiing - First Aid - Work Placement - Residential Experience


Full Time. 1 Academic Year. August - June.


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