Adventure Education

UHI North, West and Hebrides


Fort William Campus


Adventure education is about creating learning opportunities through adventurous activities. With a focus on developmental and educational approaches through adventurous activities and the natural world, it is fundamental to the modern adventure sector as well as a significant and diverse area of future employment. As an educator in this field, you will be responsible for providing safe, adventurous experiences, promoting learning to help others to discover, reflect, and develop.

The course is built on a robust framework of practical and professional experiences. You will develop your knowledge, understanding and skills to plan, prepare and lead adventure education activities in potentially challenging and wild places, as well as providing strong links to all stages of the education curriculum. Throughout the programme you will be encouraged to consider the role, ethics, and values that you hold as a responsible practitioner and professional in this important field.

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.

Progression Routes

MSc Sustainable Mountain Development

Start Date





BA Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Business, Leisure and Tourism

SCQF Level