Outdoor Adventure

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If you’re passionate about outdoor adventure, our qualifications are your first step towards your dream job in this action-packed industry. We’re ideally situated for you to make the most of the great outdoors. With the Forest of Dean, Malvern Hills, Brecon Beacons and the River Wye on our doorstep, you’ll be perfectly placed to apply your learning with practical activities on the land and water.

As a Hartpury student, you’ll develop the technical skills and experience to run a range of outdoor adventure activities with different age groups. We’ll support you to get out of your comfort zone and develop key skills in leadership, problem solving, and using your initiative, as well as how to work well in a team.

Work experience is an important part of learning here at Hartpury. Gain experience of different areas of outdoor adventure and find where your path leads; our students have had some really exciting opportunities in the UK and internationally.

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Develop as a person

We run an extensive enrichment programme as part of our Hartpury Certificate, which gives our students the edge when applying for jobs and university courses. You’ll develop a skill set that supports your career aspirations and become a well-rounded and confident young person.

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If you love working in the great outdoors, meeting new people and leading a team, a career in outdoor adventure could be perfect for you. Our courses will give you the theory and practical experience for a rewarding role that could see you working anywhere in the world.

Our courses are delivered through a mix of classroom sessions and off-site practical days. Three days of your week will be spent in the classroom, where you’ll explore the theory underpinning outdoor adventure. Then you’ll be off-site for the rest of the week, seeing the theory come to life as you take part in practical activities. With so many adventure centres in the local area, you’ll be out sailing, paddle boarding, mountain biking, orienteering, climbing and much more.

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Why study Outdoor Adventure at Hartpury?

We have strong ties with local, national and international organisations. Alongside your classroom sessions, you’ll complete one week of work experience in your first year and 12 weeks in your second year.

This will underpin everything you learn on your BTEC diploma and include the opportunity to complete National Governing Body awards and industry-recognised qualifications.

This will help you to stand out from the crowd when applying for future jobs or university courses.

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Open days

Our events are designed to inform and inspire, helping you to make the right decisions about your future. You’ll find out about Hartpury student life and how we’ll support you to develop the skills and experience you need. You’ll meet course managers, support teams, current students and more.

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Places to study at our Ofsted Outstanding college are competitive, so we recommend submitting your application early before courses fill up.

To apply for a diploma course at Hartpury College please complete an online application. Once submitted, we’ll be in touch to progress next steps.

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