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Outdoor Adventure

Your adventure starts here

If you’re passionate about outdoor adventure, our qualification is 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.

Our courses

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 course 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.

Outdoor Adventure certificate and diploma

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Level 3 Foundation Diploma Sport Outdoor Activities

Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport and Outdoor Activities

Explore the principles and practices of outdoor adventure through classroom sessions and practical activities on land and water. These practical days will give you the chance to work towards National Governing Body awards. You’ll have access to outdoor adventure centres in the local area – applying your classroom learning in real-life settings – and you'll complete a period of work experience, with the opportunity to work with outdoor providers in the UK.

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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.

Ready to apply?

Places at our Ofsted Outstanding college are competitive, so we recommend submitting your application as early as possible.

Prospective students don't need to have attended an open day to submit an application and can apply beforehand with no financial or any other obligations.