Understanding Outdoor Pursuits and Adventure Leadership

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


This is a practical based full-time course designed to equip you for further study or employment.

It will help you to develop knowledge and skills in outdoor pursuits and provide a general understanding of the work environment in the outdoor pursuits industry. Ideal for those looking for a career in an exciting, varied and developing industry.

Subjects Include:
Lowland Walk Leader Training; CWI Training; Fundamentals of Climbing 1 and 2; Learn to Lead; Emergency 1st Aid; Paddlesport Performance Start/Discover/Explore; Foundation Safety and Rescue Training; Go Mountain Bike Performance Awards; Snowsports Training; SQA Core Skills; Leadership Theory Units.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Evidence of participation and experience in at least two of the following Hillwalking, Mountain Biking, Paddlesports and Climbing are required. Experience in assisting/volunteering would be advantageous. Interview.

Progression Routes

You may go directly into the world of work, progress onto specialist instructor training or continue with Edinburgh College on our Outdoor Pursuits and Adventure Leadership course.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level