Outdoor Pursuits NC

What is special about this course?

If you are a lover of the outdoors, what better course to study than Outdoor Pursuits. This course will provide you with the basis for employment in various outdoor activity centres. Practical in nature and focussing on a range of on-land and water activities including hill-walking, mountain biking and kayaking. This is an entry level course prioviding the basic knowledge for you to continune your studies with us at level 6.

Entry requirements

  • Your commitment to outdoor activities should be evident from your personal statement.
  • Three Standards Grades at 3 or above, or three National 4s at a pass is desirable.
  • You might be asked to attend an interview.

This course focuses on practical activities on land and water, including;

  • mountain biking
  • hill-walking
  • orienteering
  • skiing
  • kayaking and a choice of sports
  • this course also involves a residential experience.

Students will have the opportunity to do skills awards in various sports, including Duke of Edinburgh.

Students will also have an opportunity to gain work on the Highlife Highland summer outdoor programme. 

How will I study my course?

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

How long will my course last?

1 Years

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date



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

What can I do on completion of my course?

Successful completion of the course can lead into the Sports Highers (Outdoors) programme, which includes outdoor pursuits and traditional sports options, as well as a range of group awards at SQA Highers.

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I want to start in 2019/20

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Inverness College UHI. Inverness 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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