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New Outdoor Leadership Top-up Degree

The University of Central Lancashire is now offering an applied part-time Top-up Degree for experienced practitioners working in the outdoors.

The course - BA (Hons) Outdoor Leadership, is delivered in North Wales, (two weekends per module), and usually takes two years to complete.

The ethos of the programme is to consider how engagement with theoretical aspects of the subject can inform, challenge and support practice, and offers a unique opportunity to engage in academic study in a flexible part-time manner.

The programme is delivered one module at a time, with each module held over two weekends involving lectures and practical sessions. There are additional opportunities for support through online lectures and tutorial sessions.

Subsequent student engagement and learning from each module is assessed in a variety of ways including essays, reports and presentations. The modules include: Leadership & Change; Sustainable Outdoor Practice; Personal, Social & Emotional Development; Performance Coaching; Conditioning for Adventure Sports and a small Research Project (in a chosen area of specific interest).

For more information please email the course leaders: Rosemary Powell or Helen Hooper.


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MA Outdoor Practice

The Masters in Outdoor Practice is designed to enable those working in the broad professional environment of the outdoors to engage with postgraduate study. It is delivered by a team of practitioners, educationalists and researchers in the outdoors. The first year of the course involves taught modules which are delivered at weekends, with subsequent modules providing the opportunity to specialise in your own field of practice through research and/or innovation. A special feature of this innovative course is the flexibility to accommodate a diverse range of interests and promote learning through a portfolio of assessments that appropriately meet the needs of students. Thus, the ethos of the course is to enable students to follow their interests and design their own pathway through a master's programme.

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Email : Rose Powell,