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Outdoor Adventure Sport

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FOR THE ADVENTURE OF YOUR LIFE These courses are designed for anyone with a spirit for adventure and a real passion for the great outdoors.

With the Outdoor Sports and Adventure Travel industries experiencing incredible growth in recent years, our Outdoor Adventure Sports courses will give students a great chance to pursue a career in this exciting area. It will prepare students for work in the sports industry or to apply for Higher Education. The outdoors is our playground and our classroom; whether you’re a walker, hiker, climber, camper, mountain biker, paddler or extreme sports enthusiast, we’ll help you develop your outdoor skills.


We have a wide variety of sports facilities available, these are free of charge to students on the Sports courses at Newton Rigg College’s campus. The College’s facilities include a climbing wall with bouldering and roped climbing areas, high ropes course, extensive land, including large training area based in the heart of the Lake District, a gym with a range of state-of-the-art cardio and resistance machines and a wide selection of free-weights, a sports hall and outdoor sports pitches. In addition to using these great facilities to develop personal skills, Adventure Sports students will also get the chance to use these facilities to run sessions and practice their coaching and leadership skills. We also have a fleet of canoes, kayaks for students to use. All Outdoor Adventure students spend one day a week doing adventure sports and building the skills needed to lead groups in the outdoors giving students invaluable experience to progress in NGB qualifications.

Our college location is 5 minutes from the national park and the only residential college in England to offer access to the mountains within 15 minutes.  We also offer easy access to the Yorkshire Moors and Dales and Peak District National Parks, moreover students have the opportunity to go on college excursions and residentials which could include Canoe Expeditions in Scotland, mountaineering in the Lake District, caving in the Yorkshire Dales or even skiing in Scotland or the French Alps, where theory can well and truly be put into practice!


By studying in this department you will learn the relevant skills to work in the following roles:

  • Outdoor InstructorAdventure Guide
  • Teacher
  • Adventure GuideSports Trainer/Coach
  • Sports Retailer
  • Leisure Centre Assistant/Manager
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Adventure Guide
  • Events Manager
  • Youth Leader
  • Facilities Manager
  • Teacher


Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400