BA (Hons)

Outdoor Adventure Leadership (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2024
In Person

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

Why study with us

  • You’ll examine sports from socio-cultural and historical perspectives, along with the study of physical education, health and fitness.
  • We’ll equip you with a broad range of skills and knowledge using an interdisciplinary approach.
  • You’ll also have the chance to study optional modules in sports management, coaching and development, and will learn about major sporting issues and physical education in the UK and beyond.
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What you'll do

  • You’ll be taught by staff with extensive experience – including former teachers and personal trainers, as well as traditional academics.
  • Most of your lecturers are active researchers, so you’ll benefit from their passion and cutting-edge expertise.
  • You’ll be supported to become a valued and employable graduate with a promising future and a suite of transferable workplace skills.


Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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In North Wales, students canoed under the Dolgarrog pipe bridge.
In North Wales, students canoed under the Dolgarrog pipe bridge.
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Academic expertise

Jason Wragg
Course Leader
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Jason lectures on the BA Outdoor Adventure Leadership program is is course leader for this degree. With particular expertise in field work and expeditions, Jason's work has led to collaborative international expeditions. In recognition of their contributions to expedition work Ja…

Richard Whall
Lecturer in Human Movement
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Richard Whall is a Lecturer in Human Movement, teaching on the Sport, PE and Outdoors undergraduate courses at the University of Central Lancashire (UK). Having previously worked across the health, fitness & education industry as a coach, trainer, advisor and qualified Primary sc…

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  • This course is accredited by the IOL, the professional body for individuals who use the outdoors to make a difference for others. They are driven by a vision of outdoor learning as a highly valued form of development, education and employment in UK society.
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We're given the opportunity to complete external qualifications which will set us up for future life.
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Ethan Williams
Outdoor Adventure Leadership

Future careers 

Our Outdoor Adventure Leadership Foundation Entry Year develops the intellect, knowledge and skills you need to work in a coaching and leadership capacity, within and beyond the outdoor sector.

Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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