Full time Foundation Degree in Outdoor Adventure Management OR005

In Dorchester

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    Foundation degree

  • Location

    Dorchester

  • Duration

    26 Weeks

Description

An excellent choice for those who want to study at Higher Education level. This is an academic course with a good degree of practical content. There are also opportunities to gain additional National Governing Body Awards. The business and leadership aspects are related directly to the outdoor adventure industry. Work experience is a key part of this course. This degree is run in association.

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Dorchester (Dorset)
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DT2 8PY

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Course programme


Foundation Degree in Outdoor Adventure Management OR005
QualificationFdA Outdoor Adventure Management
Qualification Level
Level : 4
What do these levels mean?

Duration :26 weeks (full time)

Dates :28.10.09

Run by : Outdoor Education and Sports Leadership Department.
Tutor : Jonathan Ray

Awarding Body
Bournemouth University

Is it right for me?
An excellent choice for those who want to study at Higher Education level. This is an academic course with a good degree of practical content. There are also opportunities to gain additional National Governing Body Awards. The business and leadership aspects are related directly to the outdoor adventure industry. Work experience is a key part of this course. This degree is run in association with Bournemouth University.

UCAS Course Code N292

What qualifications will I need?
One 12'unit qualification, equivalent to two A Levels grade E, normally Outdoor Education or Leisure & Recreation based, or 80 UCAS tariff points. Minimum grade C at GCSE level or equivalent in English. Mature entry is actively encouraged and relevant work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications. Application through UCAS.

What will I be learning about?
Year 1 ' Level C:
  • Study research skills
  • Outdoor pursuits (water'based)
  • Outdoor pursuits (land'based)
  • Outdoor activities leadership 1
  • Outdoor education and the National Curriculum
  • Foundations of business management
  • Project management and marketing
  • Work'based learning

Year 2 ' Level I:
  • Advanced outdoor pursuits
  • Corporate teambuilding
  • Outdoor activities leadership 2
  • Outdoor adventure and the environment
  • Specialist research project
  • Practical business management

What is involved?
This 2 year full time course requires 3 days per week attendance at Kingston Maurward College and includes blocks of work placement between Year 1 and Year 2. The course is presented through a combination of lectures, discussions, assignments, practical activities, visiting guest speakers, specialist visits and work placement.

Where will it take me?
  • Management positions within the specialist outdoor adventure or retail sectors.
  • Teaching and education.
  • The Armed Forces.
  • Progression to Honours degree.

What materials are required?
Warm outdoor clothing, wetsuit, waterproofs, safety footwear (including wetsuit boots, approach shoes, hiking boots, wellington boots), basic stationery, recommended text books, Kingston Maurward College Outdoor Adventure & Sports Coaching polo shirt. A specific kit list will be issued on admission to the course.

What is next?
Successful completion of the Foundation Degree allows progression to a full BSc or BA Honours Degree via a top'up year at another HE institution.

How will I be assessed?
A combination of assignments, presentations, course work, vocational practicals, case studies, diaries and written examinations.

How much will it cost?
Higher Education course

Money Matters
Notes
Additional costs ' certification fees set by Bournemouth University. Optional practical courses. Optional additional NGB qualifications e.g. BCU star awards; students will be encouraged to participate in these as much as is feasible.

Full time Foundation Degree in Outdoor Adventure Management OR005

Price on request