Outdoor Adventure

West Highland College UHI


Broadford Campus


Do you have a sense of adventure that you’d 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 in a world-class location. You will gain essential practical experience and accelerate your learning in challenging environments. 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. It also provides a foundation for further academic study and the opportunity to progress to further courses within the School of Adventure Studies.

Core Skills are an integral part of the course and you will study ICT, Numeracy and Communication. These will be tied in with the other units you are studying and will enable you to move on with confidence to your next educational step or place of employment.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4. You must have a good level of fitness and have the ability to swim 50m. You will be asked to interview.

Progression Routes

NQ Outdoor Leadership at SCQF Level 6

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

34 weeks


Business and Leisure

SCQF Level