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Foundation Degree (FdSc) Sport (Adventure and Outdoor Education) UCAS Code: C6T6 (Entry 2021)


The adventure and outdoor education programme will allow students to explore the fundamental core concepts of outdoor and adventure sport.


Initial aspects will cover the theory and application of outdoor and adventure sport while students will also develop their own skills across a range of activities. As the programme progresses the focus becomes more specialised, with an emphasis on coaching and leadership and introducing elements such as business, environmental education and independent research.

Modules of Study Include:

Year 1
• Principles and Practices of Land Based Activities
• Principles and Practices of Water Based Activities
• Human Science in Sport 
• Sport as a Business
• Academic Skills 
• Industry Skills

Year 2
• Applied Expedition Skills
• Environmental Education
• Outdoor Coaching and Leadership 
• Applied Human Science in Sport 
• Personal Research Project
• Professional Development

Entry Requirements

For admission to Foundation Degree courses, students must have achieved grade C/4 or above in a minimum of five GCSE subjects including English, Mathematics and Science or have passed suitable equivalents.  In addition, for admission onto FdSc programmes, students must have achieved a pass grade in a minimum of one ‘A2’ level subject (or equivalent) or have successfully completed an Extended/ National Diploma in a relevant subject area. Using the UCAS tariff system, a typical offer for admission to the FdSc would be a minimum 48 UCAS points*. 

Some students will be invited to attend an interview at Askham Bryan College and places will be subject to a satisfactory reference. Equivalent qualifications may be considered.

*In line with the new UCAS tariff system for more information please visit

Further Study

Upon successful completion of this course students may progress onto a top-up route to BA/BSc (Hons) in Adventure and Outdoor Education or another related subject.

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277