United Kingdom

Liverpool John Moores University

101-150 th
Young University Rankings 2017
501–600 th
World University Rankings 2018
Kingsway House, Hatton Garden, Liverpool, Merseyside, L3 2AJ, United Kingdom

Liverpool John Moores University

Outdoor Education

You may be an avid weekend climber, enthusiastic hill walker, or enjoy the odd skiing trip to the Alps. But have you ever thought about turning your hobby into a career with a BSc (Hons) degree in Outdoor Education? This course is designed for people who love adventure, the outdoors, nature and sport, and want to be able to share their enthusiasm for outdoor adventure with others, as well as passing on outdoor technical, coaching and leadership skills. If you want to combine your love of the outdoors, adventure, sport and travel with teaching, coaching, and leadership, this course, delivered at the oldest HE Outdoor Education provider in the UK, is the ideal route to a career in the outdoor industry. Not only will you spend half your time on the course developing skills in activities like rock-climbing, canoeing/kayaking, mountaineering, and skiing, you will also have options to try other activities like caving, orienteering, mountain biking, gorge walking, low ropes, coasteering/sea level traversing, kayak surfing and sea kayaking. You will also become proficient in the theory and practice of outdoor education, leadership and coaching, the geomorphology of natural landscapes, and environmental education. This will ensure that you can be relied upon to lead and teach others safely and dynamically in the outdoors. Ultimately, the course prepares you to facilitate outdoor learning and teach outdoor adventurous activities in a wide range of settings, with specialist option pathways in Physical Education, Sport Coaching or Geography/Environmental Education. On top of your degree studies, the course allows time for you to undertake additional subsidised outdoor National Governing Body awards to boost your teaching and leadership credentials. These include the MTA Summer Mountain Leader Award, the Single Pitch Award, the British Canoe Union Star Awards and Foundation Safety and Rescue which allow you to progress onto the UKCC Levels 1 and 2 Coaching Awards. Furthermore, taking the PE or Geography/Environmental Education pathways will qualify you to be able to make an application to go straight onto a one-year Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) in Physical Education or Geography once you have completed your degree and to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,Liverpool
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £12,660