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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalist's interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

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New Top-Up Degree in Adventure Facilitation and Education

Posted on May 18, 2017

Interviews to be held on 22nd May.

Coláiste Dhúlaigh College of Further Education is delighted to announce it is now offering a one year degree programme in Adventure Facilitation & Education (BA Hons) in partnership with the University of Chichester.

Accredited by the University of Chichester, the programme has been developed by the coordinator and tutors to be relevant to our students, the growing Outdoor Adventure Industry and its impact both at home and abroad.

The course is a unique blended-learning programme, combining academic studies with a strong philosophical and psychological foundation, which incorporates practical placement for students to apply their learning. Modules include: The Reflective Practitioner, Soft Skills Facilitation, Advanced Pedagogical Skills, Applied Coaching, Issues in Adventure Environments and Dissertation.  The course will be taught by industry professionals and with further workshops and visiting guest lecturers.

This one year course will be delivered on a part time basis at our Coolock Campus, with a minimum of 12 contact hours per week. The course is to be delivered over 2 afternoon/evenings with the remainder of the week given to industry experience. 

The course requires full commitment from participants, as self directed learning is central to successful completion of the top-up degree.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a relevant HND with Merit profile or equivalent qualification along with a minimum of 2 years Outdoor Adventure industry experience.
Academic and employer references are essential.
Completion of the course is dependant on students obtaining a work placement (be it voluntary or paid) with a suitable organisation that can allow them to apply theory to practice.
If this placement is not achieved at time of interview, candidates must present a plan of action that shows how they will address this issue.

Application Process

Applicants to send a CV and Personal Statement (200 words) entitled ‘Why I Want To Do The Degree in Adventure Facilitation and Education’, to tlennon@cdcfe.com. Short listing will apply.

Full details here. 



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