Adventure Education

University of the Highlands and Islands


UHI West Highland


Adventure education is the true foundation stone of the modern adventure sector and has become a huge and diverse area of employment that plays a vital role in our society. As an educator in this field, you will be responsible for developing future generations of people, and giving them memories and experiences that will last a lifetime. You will need to be able to provide safe and authentic adventurous experiences, while helping create important learning that may range from the very practical to the reflective, as well as providing links to the school curriculum.

The BA (Hons) Adventure Education will prepare you for an exciting and satisfying career as an educator and professional adventure practitioner. The programme will develop your knowledge and professional skills to plan, prepare and lead adventure education activities in potentially challenging and wild places. The skills and awareness of the professional adventure practitioner are essential to ensure that you are ready to lead in a wide range of demanding or remote environments.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at C or above. You will also be expected to be able to demonstrate an interest in, and a commitment to practical outdoor activities, and preferably have an interest in a professional career in the outdoor sector. Personal practical outdoor experience is an advantage.

You would require a satisfactory PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check to show you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details.

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Business, Leisure and Tourism

SCQF Level