Sport and Fitness - Outdoor Adventure Sports NC Level 5

What is special about this course?

This Outdoor Adventure Sports version of the National Certificate in Sport and Fitness is a fantastic course for anyone who’s keen on adventure sports and outdoor activities. The outdoor units include Summer and Winter Hillwalking, (both with a map reading element), Adventure Sports (canyoning, gorge walking and coasteering), Rock Climbing, Paddle Sports and Dingy Sailing. There are units in Contemporary Fitness and Exercise, Sports Injuries, Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing and Anatomy, Physiology and Physical Activities

Entry requirements

To secure a place on this course, you should demonstrate active involvement in outdoor activities (for example; participation in an outdoor based activity such as canoeing or climbing) by providing a written reference that supports your application from a relevant individual or organisation such as a PE teacher, instructor or outdoor adventure club.

Applicants should have three SCQF Level 4 passes or equivalent in relevant subject areas (such as Physical Education, Biology/Human Anatomy). Applicants should also have a core skills profile in the following three competencies at a minimum SCQF Level 4 (Communication, ICT and Numeracy) and attend an interview. 

Those who are returning to learning and who bring relevant life experience will also be considered.

Due to the work placement / working with young people aspects of this course students will have Basic Disclosure checks carried out

On this full time course you will complete units from the following:-

  • Summer and Winter Hill Wlaking
  • Climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Dingy sailing
  • Canyoning / Coasteering
  • Contemporary Fitness and Exercise Training Methods
  • Nutrition, Health & WellbeingHuman Anatomy, Physiology & Physical Activities
  • Nutrition Health and Wellbeing
  • Human Anatomy, Physiology & Physical Activities
  • Developing Leadership within Physical Activity
  • Teamwork through Sport and Recreation

All National Certificate courses in Sport and Fitness include Communications and ICT.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face to face, practical, hands-on teaching, plus some classroom theorectical work


How long will my course last?


1 Years

This Outdoor Adventure Sports version of the National Certificate in Sport and Fitness is a fantastic course for anyone who’s keen on adventure sports and outdoor activities. The outdoor units include Summer and Winter Hillwalking, (both with a map reading element), Adventure Sports (canyoning, gorge walking and coasteering), Rock Climbing, Paddle Sports and Dingy Sailing. There are units in Contemporary Fitness and Exercise, Sports Injuries, Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing and Anatomy, Physiology and Physical Activities.


Where can I study my course?

    • Oban Learning Centre

Fees

For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This may allow progression onto level 6 Sports courses, HNC/D Fitness Health and Exercise, and other further and higher levels of study such as the Outdoor Adventure Performance degree offered through UHI.

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What our students, graduates and staff say

Every two months we do an outdoor week. The first week was coasteering at Ganavan and Easdale Island. Then we had rock-climbing and soon we’ll do sea kayaking.  The outdoor aspects have been great, we learn a lot about the physiology of the body and nutrition etc, so it’s quite a good balance between theory and practical.  

It’s definitely a great starting point, we get a taste of all these different parts of outdoor sports that Scotland has to offer. From here there’s options in Fort William with UHI for degree programmes.

For people who quite like a bit of an adrenaline rush and to try something new I’d highly recommend this course.

Stevie Gaskell - Student - Oban

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