If you’re an adventure-lover seeking a career in the outdoors, then what better place than within 912 square miles of the iconic Lake District National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From your unrivalled base in Ambleside, you’ll have more than 150 lofty peaks, 16 lakes and an abundance of rivers - quite literally a classroom on your doorstep. And, you’ll use it often because we don’t separate practical experience from academic knowledge– it is integral to it - so you’ll always back-up your theoretical knowledge with real-life scenarios. **Why Choose University of Cumbria** Our aim is that the complex environments you’ll live and learn in will enable you to become a confident, problem-solving graduate, able to make sound professional judgements and decisions. - The only UK Outdoor Education degree course based in a National Park - This course is designed for you if you have a Foundation Degree or HND in Outdoor Education, or similar. And, its perfect if you haven’t got a firm career path in mind - Great facilities, including indoor climbing walls and lakeside access - Well-equipped – including kayaks and climbing gear, for you to borrow at no extra cost - Learn to operate in challenging environments - Explore the great outdoors while developing academic, critical-thinking and valuable life skills - Develop transferable skills to suit a wide range of careers, including teaching and coaching - Gain valuable commercial and entrepreneurial skills - enhancing your employability - Comprehensive Upskill Programme enables you to develop your own practical performance and work towards National Governing Body awards - Taught by academic tutors involved in current research, which will inform your learning You’ll be located in Ambleside with plenty of opportunity during your studies, and in your free time, to experience and enjoy the great outdoors – without driving for miles. So, to study and learn in a world-renowned landscape - perfect for outdoor-lovers, then our uniquely-located course will provide everything you need to succeed in your future career.