Outdoor Adventure (Level 5)

UHI North, West and Hebrides


Broadford Campus


Do you love outdoor adventure? Would you like to share with others by pursuing a career in the great outdoors? Do you love spending time outdoors and the thrill of challenging activities?

This course is aimed at improving your personal competence in a range of outdoor adventure activities based on the Isle of Skye, in a world-class location. You will gain essential practical experience and accelerate your learning in challenging environments. Your study will be 65% practical and 35% theory. The course is part of the School of Adventure Studies, giving unparalleled access to tuition from highly skilled and active adventure-sector practitioners, to guide you on your way in developing sound skills and experience in mountain, river and sea environments.

It will prepare you well for a career in the outdoors, covering a range of performance awards as well as the Paddlesport Instructor Award. We will support you in creating your own outdoor CV and finding a work experience placement that could lead to future employment.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4. Entry is subject to interview. You must have a passion for the outdoors (mountain and water environments) and a good level of fitness.

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.

Progression Routes

NQ Outdoor Leadership

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

26 weeks


Adventure Studies

SCQF Level