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Sport (Outdoor Adventure) HNC

Shuttleworth College Outdoor Adventure


Outdoor Adventure HNC (Part time)

This course is a launch pad for those who have experience in outdoor adventure delivery and wish to further their coaching, teaching instructing and facilitating skills. A key focus of the course is to introduce and enhance management skills in the outdoor adventure, sport and leisure sectors. All modules integrate theory and practical, there will be an expectation to achieve NGB qualifications that are integrated into the course.


Course information

Entry requirements

• 48 UCAS points from a BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma qualification in a relevant subject area studied over a two year period


• 48 UCAS points from relevant A-levels OR equivalent Level 3 qualification
• Applicants should hold a GCSE in English AND Maths at grade 9-4/grade A*-C or equivalent

Entry is subject to a successful interview. We welcome applications from mature students who will be considered individually on experience rather than qualifications.

Course content

During this course you will have the option to study a range of units including: risk and safety management in the outdoors, outdoor leadership, expedition planning, managing in an outdoor facility, adventure programming, land/water based activities, use of media and technology in the outdoors, plus a research project.

Assessment methods

You will learn through a variety of teaching methods including practical activities, guest speakers, visits to sport and leisure industry facilities and organisations and traditional seminars and research projects. Coursework for assessment includes written reports, presentations, practical observations and timed assignments.

Additional information

Optional Instructor/Coaching
Courses: £100+
Trips / Residential: £300

Optional trips to include: yachting in the Mediterranean, expeditions in the UK or abroad, skiing and snowboarding, and rock climbing in Spain. Cost varies depending on trip

Uniform: £55 Kit: Wetsuit (5mm) £100, wetsuit boots £30, walking boots £100, waterproof trousers £50, waterproof jacket £75, fleeces, gloves, hats, sports/gym kit.

(If already owned no need to purchase). Travel costs associated with transport to work placement.

Available Courses
Shuttleworth College
Starts: 02/10/2023
Type: HE
Length: 2 years
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Fees: £3,000.00 Fee notes: The fee indicated is for each year of the course.

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Funding Information

You could be eligible to take out a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees. Click on the link below to find out more about the financial support available for our Higher Education courses.

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If you decide to pay for your course yourself, we also offer an affordable Direct Debit instalments option to help spread the cost of tuition fees (terms apply).

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.