University Of Cumbria Outdoor Leadership

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University Of Cumbria Outdoor Leadership

University Of Cumbria Outdoor Leadership

If you’re looking to develop your leadership skills for managing outdoor activities, then we want to help you get the right start. We can provide you with the practical techniques and academic knowledge that an outdoor leader needs, including technical and transferable skills to suit any line of work. We’ll teach you how to be a good listener, how to work with your team and how to develop as a person, with optional modules to allow you to progress your degree according to your own interests.

Our excellent location within the Lake District offers some fantastic opportunities to hone your outdoor skills, but that’s not all we can offer. With challenging European mountain environments, you’ll soon learn the importance of the leadership skills you develop, encouraging you to put what you’ve learnt into practice. We want to create self-motivated, confident leaders of the field, so get started on your future with help from one of Britain’s leading outdoor activities schools.

Many of our full-time programmes can be studied over a longer period on a part-time basis. Please contact the course enquiries team for further details.

Course Study Options

We also offer this course with an integrated foundation year – follow the link for more information

Integrated Foundation Year

Our course contains many practical modules that cover a vast range of outdoor activities, helping you learn your strengths and weaknesses when assessing the route you wish to take with your studies. The modules you take will develop the fundamental skills, knowledge and behaviours to be a leader, teaching you to manage and work with risk as well as understanding and performing professional practices in the field. You will develop and improve your personal outdoor activity competence to support you on your National Governing Body pathways.

Field trips on the Outdoor Leadership course include visits to Scotland (winter skills and canoe journeys) and mainland Europe (Andorra or Spain), in addition to multiple practical days in the Lake District with staff who hold the highest national qualifications (MIC, Level 5 etc.). Our European module will develop your ability to apply your learning to new contexts, especially those of a more testing nature like those found in European mountain environments.