Adventure Activities - Leading in the Outdoors


This module will provide students with an opportunity to develop leadership and instructorship skills and understanding in a focussed number of activities, that will facilitate them to operate autonomously as leaders. Practical training in the outdoor and adventure activities will be supplemented with reflective analysis of personal goals to enhance the effectiveness of this module and to build the habit of reflective learning. This module includes theoretical input for one hour a week to enhance understanding of leading in the outdoors.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Have acquired a knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of outdoor adventure leadership

  2. Have the confidence and ability to instruct and organise a focussed range of adventure sports.

  3. Have achieved the equivalent of National Governing Boy Award Standards of instruction in at least two adventure activities

  4. Appreciate the importance of preparation and attitude in designing and facilitating programmes for those with special needs and to be informed by best practice in inclusive education

  5. Have gained experience that will assist in making judgements regarding the location of activities, the risks involved and the abilities of themselves and others.

  6. Analyse their own learning through reflective journaling and use the strategies of goal setting to enhance their learning progress.

  7. Write an effective Literature Review while deploying research skills, including reading; drafting, re-writing and editing; information retrieval skills; the ability to gather, sift, and organise material independently and critically, and evaluate its significance.

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