South Devon College

FdSc Adventure Leadership

Everything at University Centre South Devon (UCSD) is designed to maximise your employability and future career opportunities. Courses are created with local employers to ensure you learn industry-relevant skills and are delivered in small classes with regular one-to-one support, covering a range of study skills – it’s no wonder we’re recognised as a leading institution in the National Student Survey.

Course details

  • Year 1

  • Core modules

    • Environment, Impact and Sustainability (SOUD1514)

      This module is designed to?enhance understanding of the environment in which outdoor activities take place. It also aims to explore the environmental impact of outdoor activities and sustainable practice associated with participation.

    • Adventure Sports (SOUD1515)

      This module has been designed to develop students awareness of adventurous activities and encourage skill development in a range of outdoor sports. This module allows the learner to explore a range of personal skills necessary for proficient practice within the outdoor industry and achievement of coaching qualifications.

    • Academic Skills and Practice (SOUD1527)

      This module is designed to enable students to demonstrate that they have all the qualities and transferable skill necessary for relevant employment requiring the exercise of responsibility and decision making, including the ability to relate their professional practice to underlying theory and principles

    • Principles of Coaching and Skill Acquisition (SOUD1528)

      This module has been designed to develop learners’ awareness of skill acquisition/ learning and the coaching process, enabling them to apply this knowledge to practical situations as a coach

  • Year 2

  • Core modules

    • Principles of Adventure (SOUD1357)

    • Physiology for the Extremes (SOUD1485)

      This module will develop the basic concepts within anatomy and physiology and the factors that affect this to develop further knowledge and understanding. Once the anatomy and physiology has been established the module will focus on how the body is used in the outdoor environments and science involved within specific aspects of participation.

    • Expedition Leadership (SOUD2303)

    • Business Start-Up (SOUD2470)

      The module is designed to equip students with the skills required to start and run a new business successfully. Emphasis will be placed on the essential marketing, accounting implications as well as a broader understanding of the economy and how businesses operate.

  • Final year

  • Core modules

    • Research and Statistics (SOUD2302)

    • Psychology for the Outdoors (SOUD2306)

    • Work Based Learning in the Outdoors (SOUD2429)

      This module has been designed to support the effective learning and development and the application of knowledge and skills within an outdoor setting. This module allows the learner to develop a range of practical and professional skills relevant to the outdoor industry focusing on the direct application of learning to real work issues and problems.

    • Applied Adventure Coaching (SOUD2471)

      This module will provide students with a greater understanding of coaching skills and techniques that are needed in a variety of contexts. Students will be able to plan, organise and deliver a wide range of water and land based activities for different groups. The module will enable students to gain valuable leadership experience and work towards National Governing Body awards and constructing a coaching profile.

The modules shown for this course are those currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new modules. Please note that programme structures and individual modules are subject to amendment from time to time as part of the University’s curriculum enrichment programme and in line with changes in the University’s policies and requirements.

Fees, costs and funding

As this course is delivered by one of our partner colleges, please contact the college directly for information on fees and funding.

How to apply

For further information and to apply for this course, please contact the college's admissions team directly using the contact details below. 

Our partnership with South Devon College

The University of Plymouth has developed partnerships with institutions around the world with the sole purpose of making higher education more accessible to those people who need something just a little different.

Our Academic Partnerships enable students to enrol for a degree at a partnership institution closer to home, or engage in distance learning – even when they’re in the middle of the ocean. They are there for those people looking to return to education, or enhance their professional development. Full- or part-time; foundation degree to masters-level – we cater for a huge variety of needs and aspirations.

Many of our partners offer specialist degrees, unique facilities, and smaller class sizes at a competitive price. And as a student of two institutions, you get the best of both worlds; a supportive learning environment as part of a close-knit community, and a university-level qualification awarded by the University of Plymouth. You’ll enjoy not only the facilities and services your partnership institution provides, but also all of the additional support and resources you need from us, and you’ll automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, too.

We are continuing to grow the number of partner institutions and expand our academic community to new locations around the UK and overseas. Why not visit the Academic Partnerships page on our website for a full list of partners and for more details on studying with us?

One of our partners delivers this particular course – so please visit their website for full course details, entry requirements, tuition fees and information on what student life is like there. 

Please contact South Devon College to apply for this course:

South Devon College
Vantage Point
Long Road

Tel: +448000380123

Open days

Partner college open days

This course is run at one of our partner colleges. Open days are held at the college and more details of these can be found on the college website. You'll find contact details below, on this page.

University of Plymouth open days

You are also very welcome to attend a University of Plymouth open day, to get a flavour of the courses you can progress to from a partner college. There will however be limited information on this specific course and college.

Studying with South Devon College

At the heart of the sunny English Riviera, we’re an award-winning Beacon status college. Add to that our ‘outstanding’ rating by Ofsted (in 2009), modern facilities and our larger-than-life Students’ Union, and you’re left with the perfect environment.
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