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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sport (Adventure and Outdoor Education) 2017 Entry UCAS Code: C6T6


The adventure and outdoor education programme will allow students to explore the fundamental core concepts of sport.


Initial aspects will cover the theory and application of outdoor and adventure sport while students will also develop their own skills across a range of activities. As the programme progresses the focus becomes more specialised, with an emphasis on coaching and leadership and introducing elements such as science and technology, business entrepreneurship and independent research.

Modules of Study Include:

Year 1
• Practice in Adventure and Outdoor Education
• Principles of Adventure and Outdoor Education
• Anatomy and Physiology for Sport
• Sport as a Business
• Academic and Professional Development
• Work-Based Learning 1

Year 2
• Applied Expedition Skills
• Sustainability in Adventure and Outdoor Education
• Science and Technology in Adventure and Outdoor Education
• Coaching Theory and Sports Leadership
• Personal Research Project
• Work-Based Learning 2

Entry Requirements

For admission to Foundation Degree courses (except Veterinary Nursing), students must have achieved grade C or above in a minimum of five GCSE subjects including English, Mathematics and Science or have passed suitable equivalents.  In addition, for admission onto FdSc programmes, students must have achieved a pass grade in a minimum of one ‘A2’ level subject (or equivalent) or have successfully completed an Extended/ National Diploma in a relevant subject area. Using the UCAS tariff system, a typical offer for admission to the FdSc would be a minimum 48 UCAS points*.

Some students will be invited to attend an interview at Askham Bryan College and places will be subject to a satisfactory reference. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

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Further Study

Upon successful completion of this course students may progress onto top-up route to BA/BSc (Hons) in Adventure and Outdoor Education or another related subject.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400