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Outdoor Adventure Management - HND

Course Code(s):  5M5148
QQI Award Code:  5M5148 Outdoor Sport and Recreation
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education

Colaiste Dhulaigh College of Further Education


 
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Course overview

Course Code 5M5148
QQI Award Code 5M5148 Outdoor Sport and Recreation
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This challenging 3 year course provides students with the opportunities to develop the skills, knowledge and qualifications necessary to gain employment in the adventure sector of the leisure industry. The Shackleton course has gained a reputation as Irelands foremost outdoor adventure course, with ex-students working all over the world in the field of outdoor adventure.

What will you Study?

Year 1:
Hill Walking (Mountain Skills)
Dinghy Sailing (improving skills)
Powerboating (certificate)
Windsurfing
White-water Kayaking (Canoeing Ireland Level 2 or 3 certificate, Level 1 kayak instructor, Level 2 Kayak Instructor Training)
Rock Climbing
Outdoor Recreation 5N5386
Outdoor Leadership and Safety 5N5187
Adventure Activities
REC First Aid
Child Protection
Communications 5N0690
Work Experience 5N1356
Expedition Planning

Year 2: Modules
Sport and Leisure Industry
Research Project
Principles of Sport
Coaching
Physical Activity
Lifestyles and Wellbeing
Personal And Professional Development 6N1949
Work-based Experience
Principles of navigation at sea
Personal Outdoor Skills

Year 3: Modules
Marketing Principles
Operating and Managing a Sport Leisure Facility
Managing in Health and Fitness
Customer Service 5N0972
Applied Sports Coaching
Event Management in Sport and Leisure
The Developing Manager
Web design
Adventure Programming
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

Progression to CAO Courses

Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS)

This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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Old FETAC Code New QQI Code
DOREC 5M5148

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Related Career Sectors

This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
Leisure, Sport & Fitness
Tourism & Hospitality
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