Combine your passion for the great outdoors with high-level leadership and management skills on this innovative degree. We’ll equip you to lead a range of outdoor activities, supervise client groups, organise and develop outdoor courses, and manage outdoor centre facilities. Through practical leadership and coaching scenarios, you’ll progress from instructor to course coordinator to centre manager level as you gain more experience on the course. Our education modules will provide you with the opportunity for ‘live’ school sessions, Forest School days and curriculum planning to add to your portfolio of skills. 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. Apart from regular excursions into the Peak District, our students have found themselves mountain biking in Snowdonia, sea cliff climbing on the Gower Peninsula, caving in the Yorkshire Dales, canoeing in Scotland or wild camping in the Lake District. There may be opportunities to head overseas too. Over the last two years, our students pushed their abilities to the limit with ice climbing in Norway and kayaking in Slovenia. These experiences introduce you to outdoor leadership in a wider variety of environments and equip you for the workplace. They are also invaluable in helping you achieve additional qualifications to add to your CV – from mountain leadership to bush craft practitioner awards. Our partnerships across the outdoor and adventure industry could help you secure a work placement or internship, so that you can put your learning into practice in the working environment. You’ll also undertake live consultancy projects to build your work-ready skills. Our students have, for example, contributed to the running of Buxton Adventure Festival and the annual Magnificent Walk which raises funds to protect the national park. In your final year, you’ll undertake an independent study on a topic of your choice and present your findings at our annual student research conference. This experience enhances your research, communication and presentation skills – all of which will serve you well in your future career. You’ll learn from highly qualified experts who have a wealth of professional experience in outdoor and adventure sport as instructors, leaders, coaches and international competitors. Our graduates are fully prepared for careers in a range of professions including expedition leadership, outdoor and leisure facility management, outdoor activity instruction, youth work, outdoor sport development and the Armed Forces. The research and analytical skills you gain on the course will also equip you for postgraduate level study or to gain teacher training qualifications. Find out more: www.derby.ac.uk/outdoor-and-adventure-sport-courses/outdoor-leadership-management-ba-hons/.