Summary: The adventure sports market has seen significant growth in the past ten years, driven by growth in demand and opportunities from a number of markets and sources, including tourism, leisure, public health and lifestyle. Whether your interest is in snow sports, water sports, climbing and high ropes, cycling or more extreme activities, there is something for all interests and abilities. As a student, you develop theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of the subject area. You participate, plan and eventually lead a range of practical activities and expeditions. You also explore and understand the wide range of employment opportunities available. On successful completion, you are equipped with the academic, practical and enterprise skills needed to succeed in this exciting and evolving sector. You develop personal and leadership skills leading to opportunities for pursuing National Governing Body Professional Awards (Mountain Leader Award, British Canoeing 2 Star Award and Foundation Safety and Rescue Training Award). This is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Middlesbrough College at their Middlehaven campus (campus code 2, call 01642 333333). Course details: You learn through a variety of different methods including lectures, seminars, tutorials and guest speakers. You are taught by a team of dedicated staff who have a wide range of expertise across the field. Expeditions and skills development are embedded in modules and provide a strong practical base to the course. In addition to the above, you are expected to commit to approximately 15 hours a week of independent study in preparation for teaching sessions and preparing for and completing an assessment. You are assessed through coursework and exams, designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to meet the learning outcomes of the programme. To support you, a variety of assessment methods are used to enhance the experience as well as the development of key transferrable skills. If you are studying part-time, you are supported to complete your work-based projects in the workplace. After this course: You enhance your skills within real industry settings, such as the North Yorkshire Moors, Dales and coastlines to the Lake District, Peak District, rock climbing centres, water course centres and more. Experiential learning in those environments allows you to engage with employers throughout the course. The programme offers the pre-requisite skills and abilities to undertake the industry accepted training for the Mountain Leader Award, with the option to complete the assessment (once the FdA Adventure Sports Leadership is complete).