Start your adventure with us

The University of Central Lancashire offers a range of outdoor courses and social prescribing programs that aim to promote the benefits of spending time outdoors.

Find out more about our outdoor-focussed courses

Discover our courses

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    Outdoor Adventure Leadership (Foundation Entry), BA (Hons)

    During your Outdoor Adventure Leadership Foundation Entry year, you’ll study alongside peers from related courses, while gaining a broad introduction to sports leadership.

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    Outdoor Adventure Leadership, BA (Hons)

    Grab a paddle. Fit the harness. Check your map. Outdoor Adventure Leadership BA (Hons) is your chance to prepare for outdoor adventure, with the skills for a career of coaching and leadership.

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    Outdoor Practice, MA

    The MA Outdoor Practice is an innovative and flexible programme that will develop your critical understanding of theories and practice within ‘The Great Outdoors.’ Designed as a full or part time programme, you will be encouraged to experiment and research areas of your own perso...

Flexible studying

You can study partially from home, giving you more flexibility with your time at University

Industry recognised

You will have the opportunity to undertake a range of National Body Qualifications.

Student experience

Outdoor Adventure Leadership achieved 95% overall student satisfaction score in the National Student Survey (2021).

Social Prescribing

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Green social prescribing

Social prescribing is designed to support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs, and many schemes are focused on improving mental health and physical wellbeing.

The University of Central Lancashire is leading the way in this area, supporting people engaging in nature-based interventions and activities to improve their mental health.

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Who we work with

Upcoming social prescribing events

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International yoga and mind-body practice conference

To celebrate International Yoga day on 21 June 2023, this event has been organised with the Director of Public Health Dr Sakthi Karunanithi and colleagues from the Social Prescribing Unit at UCLan.

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Nature Therapy Summit: Enhance Your Impact Through Connection

This conference aims to bring together people from across the outdoors, mental health and social prescribing sectors to explore ways of improving mental well-being through the natural outdoor environment.

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