Adventure Activities- Personal Skills


Adventure Activities- Personal Skills, is a practical module. This module develops basic personal proficiency skills in a range of adventure activities. Students learn about the historical development of these activities, use of equipment, safety issues, environmental impacts of the activities, the professional practice  context of the activities and instructor/skills progression pathways. The activities will include: hillwalking, kayaking, rock climbing, open boating, surfing, mountain biking and orienteering and may extend to include other sports such as sailing, caving, gorge walking, bush craft, circus skills and ropes courses. Mountain Skills assessment or equivalent is a Failed Element.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Participate competently and safely at an introductory level as a group member in a range of adventure sports

  2. Achieve a level of personal skill in a selection of the following; hill walking, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, orienteering, surfing and sailing

  3. Gain basic National Governing Body Awards in at least two outdoor recreation areas, to include hillwalking through the Mountain Skills Assessment

  4. Explain the professional context of a range of adventure activities 

  5. Participate safely as a group member in a range of introductory level adventure sports

  6. Realise the effect of weather and other environmental hazards on adventure sports

  7. Have an appreciation of their skill level in a range of adventure activities

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