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Welcome to the Division of the Outdoors and the BA (Hons) Adventure Sports Coaching & BA (Hons) Outdoor Leadership and BA (Hons) Outdoor (Leadership) Blended Top-up courses.

The full-time programmes are three years in duration, with an option of extending this to four years by taking an internship. The Top-up course is part-time over two years, and delivered on weekends.

We hope you enjoy the content of our website and are encouraged to join us for a fantastic time doing the things you love - outdoors! NGB Qualifications are paid for by UCLan. Please click here for further details.

If you would like any further information please contact the course leaders:

BA (Hons) Adventure Sports Coaching: Paul Gray
BA (Hons) Outdoor Leadership: Allison Inkster
BA (Hons) Outdoor (Leadership) Blended Top-up: Rosemary Powell.

Students undertake a number of week-long residentials throughout the 1st and 2nd years of study, providing excellent opportunities to apply theoretical underpinnings within real outdoor/adventure experiences.

We are also proud of our stores facility at Valentine House, UCLan Sports Arena, Preston. Valentine House provides students with the opportunity to borrow high quality outdoor clothing and equipment as part of their personal and professional development.

With direct access onto the canal and acres of space within the grounds, this facility not only provides students with more accessible access to equipment, but will also allow academic staff to deliver practically themed lectures.


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Students conquer Mt Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

During the Summer of 2016, Louis Sivori and Jake Ditcham scaled the 5895m peak of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. This was in aid of the charity Dig Deep, which provides fresh drinking water and sanitation to families in both Kenya and Tanzania.
The trek took a total of 7 days in which they summited very early on day 6.
 Upon completion Louis commented;
"It was the toughest challenge I’ve ever had to face in my life. The experience and benefits I will take from it are amazing”
“It is a wonderful achievement and we both had the greatest time. I would fully recommend this to anyone and I would happily repeat the adventure again”!

Graduate continues his personal development

UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers.

Adventure Sports Coaching graduate Karl Domeracki has enjoyed a variety of experiences since leaving UCLan. We spoke to Karl to find out more:

"I currently volunteer as a climbing instructor at West View Leisure Centre, Preston, and train with Liverpool University Officer Training Corps which has provided me with a unique challenge. I've completed various military exercises, community projects and adventure training including an eight day skiing expedition in Les Contamines, France, and a nine day sailing exercise in The Baltic Sea.

"I'll be taking part on exercise 'Airborne Student', an intense week consisting of the Paratroopers' gruelling selection process. Following this I'll do my ML training at Tyn Dwr in Llangollen, North Wales.

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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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