Sport - Outdoor Adventure NQ

What is special about this course?

This course will allow learners to apply their current knowledge of current philosophies of sport and fitness in a practical context, as well as facilitating knowledge at a higher level of study.  The course will cover a range of subjects with fitness and sport as well as providing the opportunity for learners to undertake three specialist credits in an outdoor sport, kayaking, hillwalking.

Entry requirements

You should show active involvement in outdoor activities.  Applicants should have a core skills profile in the following two competencies at a minimum of SCQF Level 5 (Communication and ICT) 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.

External applicants must also have at least 5 Standard grades at Credit/General (SCQF Level 5/Intermediate 2/National 5)

Internal applicants must have passed the NC Sport and Fitness (Indoor or Outdoor) Level 5 group award (12 credits), PDP unit and must have a positive reference from their PAT.

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 be offered a place on the course.

Students on the NQ Outdoor Adventure couse will study a common core of subjects which include:

  • Basic Sports Coaching Techniques;
  • Human Physiology in the Development of Performance;
  • Physical Education: Factors Impacting on Performance;
  • Individual Performance in Sport - Analysis and Evaluation;
  • Healthy Eating
  • Volunteering

....with a particular focus on outdoor sports.

Students who choose to study NQ Outdoor Adventure will complete Activity and Participation Opportunities such as kayaking, hillwalking and climbing.

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

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time

Face to face teaching and 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 HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise or HNC Coaching and Developing Sport (Indoor or Outdoor).

Jobs might include an outdoor attendant, outdoor ranger, outdoor education officer, activity centre attendant.

Is there more information available online?

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