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GA870
Outdoor Education and Leisure (Castlebar)

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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3 Years
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This programme combines a mix of academic study and skills training in adventure sports. You will build an understanding of the developmental and educational role of outdoor education and you will study the Irish landscape, safety, communications and teaching. In addition you will gain an extensive range of National Governing Body awards in adventure sports such as rock climbing, surfing, hill walking, sailing, snorkelling, caving  and kayaking.

One day a week is spent on adventure sports practicals in venues including Achill, Connemara and numerous surf beaches in Mayo. There are also many optional weekend practical courses and trips to Spain and Wales which provide opportunities for further training in adventure sports.


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GA870 - Outdoor Education and Leisure (Castlebar)
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GA870 - Outdoor Education and Leisure (Castlebar)
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This course will accept any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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Graduates find employment in the following areas:

  • As instructors and managers in adventure and outdoor education centres.
  • As development officers and managers in educational, youth, rural recreation and community organizations.
  • Adventure tourism operators.
  • Adventure Sports Coaches
  • Environmental education providers.



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