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Outdoor Education and Learning

University of the Highlands and Islands

Venues

Inverness College UHI, Perth College UHI, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Content

This honours programme is the only undergraduate degree in Scotland to focus wholly on using the outdoors in education and learning, combining theory and practice to support you in becoming a truly rounded outdoor educator.

You will explore how outdoor activities and learning opportunities can nurture and support participants to develop and grow. You will also gain an understanding of education systems and how to design and instruct accredited outdoor experiences.

These experiences could be early years outdoor learning sessions, school outdoor learning activities through to expeditions or residential ventures, all of which you will gain practical experience of within the degree.

On successful completion, you will have an excellent knowledge of leading, coaching and educating. Most importantly, you will hold a degree that is strongly linked and recognised by industry, which has significant practical elements supporting you to become a professional educator who specialises in the use of the outdoors.

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 education/activities, and preferably have an interest in a professional career in the outdoor sector.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Degree

Award

BA Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

NX89

Course Length

4 years

Department

Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level

10

Website

www.uhi.ac.uk