With the rich landscape of the Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site - on your doorstep, there’s no better place to gain outdoor adventure skills while learning about the environment. This course will draw on your thirst for adventure and take you on an expedition that’ll enhance your geographical, geological and ecological knowledge – while immersed in the iconic Lake District National Park, home to more than 150 lofty peaks, 16 lakes and an abundance of rivers. Our foundation course will enable you to acquire the core skills needed to progress onto the full degree programme. **Why Choose University of Cumbria** You won’t be stuck in a classroom, you’ll learn by doing – honing your adventure sports skills, while studying, critically evaluating and researching the environment surrounding you, together with the impact and sustainability challenges facing it. Plus, you’ll have work-experience and networking opportunities with leading UK outdoor employers, which for some former students has led to employment. - Improve your competencies in mountaineering, climbing, sailing, caving and paddling - Explore the outdoors while developing academic, critical-thinking and valuable life - Evaluate current outdoor practice and philosophies - Great facilities, including indoor climbing walls and lakeside access - Well-equipped – including kayaks and climbing gear, for you to borrow at no extra cost - Gain valuable commercial and entrepreneurial skills – enhancing your employability. - Opportunity for work-based experience, boosting your CV and job prospects - Visits from employers and external organisations to hone your skills to gain employment - Taught tutors, who are currently active in the outdoors and conducting national research - Exciting field studies in the UK and abroad If you enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about making a difference to the ecological, geographical and sustainability challenges faced by our modern day world, this course will prepare you to do just that.