Adventure Leadership Degree

Heatree's Adventure Leadership Degree

Our groundbreaking degree course was established in September 2017 and is the UK's FIRST vocational adventure centre degree program! The significant advantage of our unique course design is that it combines three essential factors for a career in the Outdoor Learning sector.

These factors are:

  • High quality training and assessment in adventurous NGB Qualifications. We optimise the Southwest Pennisula's rivers, crags and bike trails from our centre in the heart Dartmoor National Park. We train students through expeditions in areas such as Snowdonia, the Peak District and the Lake District.   
  • Students absorb a breadth of leadership skills through supported experience in building and leading outdoor learning programs. Christian Leadership theory and practical skills are embedded into the course. 
  • Students pursue an in-depth academic knowledge and understanding of outdoor learning, resulting in graduation. In conjunction with the University Centre South Devon, students are provided with an array of resources to learn at higher education level. 

The two year experience is supported by personalised mentoring to push students to the optimal levels of development.  


 Two year Foundation Degree in Adventure Leadership

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 Third year BSc (Hons) in Coaching (Outdoor Leadership)

Accredited by Plymouth University

facilitated in partnership with

University Centre South Devon and Heatree. 

Dr Roger Hopper is our principal lecturer

and is one of the course lecturers.

Heatree's highly qualified team of teachers provide

bespoke training in a range of outdoor National Governing Body qualifications.

This is achieved through adventurous expeditions

as well as utilising the best of the South West on a weekly basis.

We encourage students to fulfil their potential. 

A typical week for students includes campus based lectures on

Mondays followed by group experience Tuesday to Thursday.

Friday starts with a breakfast lecture on Christian leadership,

followed by a day of adventurous training.

The Heatree degree program is a great way to forge a strong pathway in the Outdoor industry and as part the degree we also incorporate the Institute of Outdoor Learning Registered Practitioner Award.

For more details contact | 01647 221307