**Packed with hands-on learning opportunities, this inspiring foundation degree will help you develop the key skills, knowledge and personal qualities which are valued most in the outdoor leadership industry.** **WHY STUDY OUTDOOR ACTIVITY LEADERSHIP AT DERBY?** - You'll study modules core to outdoor adventure and activity leadership, with options to specialise in areas such as outdoor practical skills, experiential education and inclusive activity. You’ll apply the theory you learn to practical settings, work with diverse client groups and tailor your studies to match your career ambitions. - We have strong links across the outdoor and adventure sector so the course is underpinned by the latest industry practices and standards. Such partnerships lead to a variety of professional development opportunities for you, including work-based learning with employers.As part of the course, you’ll also have the chance to gain national government body qualifications in a variety of outdoor activities. - You’ll study mainly at our Oaklands Manor Outdoor Leadership Centre on the edge of the Derbyshire Peak District. Set in 55 acres of mixed woodlands, its attractions include a 30 foot climbing wall, high and low rope courses and an artificial underground caving course. - Fieldtrips are one of the most exhilarating features of this course, introducing you to outdoor leadership in a broad variety of environments and preparing you for the workplace. Apart from regular excursions into the Peak, you could find yourself on expeditions to other parts of the UK such as Wales, the Lake District and Scotland. There may be opportunities to head overseas too. In recent years, our students have pushed their abilities to the limit with ice climbing in Norway, kayaking in Slovenia, sport climbing on the Greek island of Kalymnos and trekking in Morocco. - Our teaching team is made up of highly qualified experts with a wealth of professional experience in outdoor and adventure sport as instructors, leaders, coaches and international competitors. **HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED** - We provide a diverse range of assessment methods to suit the needs of learners, as well as developing the skills valued by industry. Assessment methods will include oral and video presentations, written assignments, in-class exams, and practical assessments in the outdoors. **YOUR CAREER** - On successful completion of this foundation degree, you can stay at the University of Derby and top up your qualification to gain the BA (Hons) Outdoor Leadership and Management with just another year of full-time study. You can also progress to expedition leadership, adventure sport coaching, outdoor facility management, outdoor activity instruction, outdoor sport development or teaching within mainstream education after completing a PGCE.