With 25 years’ experience in outdoor leisure, Southampton Solent University are experts at producing knowledgeable and industry ready adventure management graduates. Combining the practical elements of adventure sports management with essential business management skills, this programme is well suited to those who are looking to enter the sports tourism, leisure or outdoor entertainment industry. Prior to studying this degree you will complete a foundation year at Solent. The curriculum was constructed with vital transferable business skills in mind. Whether it be finance, human resources or site management, this course aims to equip learners with the knowledge they need to succeed in managerial roles. The beginning of the course covers a range of topics and aims to give learners a broad knowledge of the industry. During the second year students are encouraged to explore their particular areas of interest through application to assessments and research projects. In the third year of study, students are able to specialise and pursue optional units that relate to their desired career. Students are also offered the opportunity to undertake flexible work placements before the end of year two, encouraging the development of real-world skills in a ‘live’ industry setting. This placement can also be carried out abroad, which is ideal for those considering employment overseas at the end of their degree. Students are given the chance to study NGBs. These extra qualifications help to ensure that when it’s time to look for a professional role, Southampton Solent graduates stand out from the crowd. These NGBs include: RYA Safety boat, Dinghy Instructor/BMC Climbing Wall Award – Training, NICAS and lead climbing/BCU star awards. Some NGB’s are delivered as part of the course, whereas others can be undertaken as extracurricular enrichment activities. Students are also encouraged to engage with Solent’s many clubs and societies.