Sport and Fitness (Outdoor Activities) Level 5 NC

What is special about this course?

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of current philosophies of sport and fitness in the outdoor context as well as developing your knowledge and skills in planning, implementing, evaluating outdoor activities such as climbing, kayaking and mountain biking.

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 a core skills profile in the following three competencies at a minimum SCQF Level 4 (Communication, ICT and Numeracy) and attend an interview.  Students must also be accepted as a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme member through the college system.  Placements cannot be started without this.

Applicants must also have have four SCQF Level 4 passes or equivalent in relevant subject areas (such as Physical Education, Biology/Human Anatomy).

Those who are returning to learning and who bring relevant life experience will also be considered.  They will be required to write a brief written assignment prior to being offered a place on the course.

Units of study include:

  • Contemporary Fitness and Exercise Training Methods
  • Human Anatomy, Physiology and Physical Activities
  • Nutrition, Health and Wellbeing
  • Team Work through Sport and Recreation Activities

Your practical study may include leading and organising sports such as canoeing, hill walking, climbing, mountain biking and orienteering as well as participating and performing in these sports.

Underpinned by the study of developing leadership within physical activities, this course offers a well-balanced combination of practical activity alongside the academic study of outdoor activities and core skills development.

You may also be eligible to particpate in a residential trip.

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face to face teaching; practical hands on

How long will my course last?

1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

Start date



Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This course leads to NQ Sport and Fitness or NQ Outdoor Adventure.

Jobs might include an outdoor attendant, activity centre attendant, outdoor sports development assistant.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Perth College UHI. Perth College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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