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On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Evaluate their individual skills in an outdoor activity and plan their future skill development.
2. Demonstrate a critical awareness of the organizational structures, regulations and safety issues relating to their chosen outdoor activity.
3. Critically evaluate the linkages between their chosen activity and the wider environment in which it takes place.
4. Assess the role, status and scale of the activity within adventure tourism.
Employees in the adventure tourism industry require a range of practical skills in, and knowledge of, outdoor activities such a walking, climbing, kayaking, diving, mountain biking and skiing. This module involves the continuation of training in an approved outdoor activity. The training course is run externally to the University, and taught by accredited training organizations that have been verified as suitable by the University. The level of training depends on the individual’s prior experience. The activity area is contextualized within the wider adventure tourism industry, and the module examines the role, structure, scale and regulatory framework in which outdoor activities sit, and the impact of outdoor activities on the wider environment.
• Individual skill development in the activity area chosen
• Safety and risk management issues
• Understanding and maintaining equipment
• Supervision of people and group management
• Emergency response to incidents
• Self-reflection and individual skills assessment
• The professional qualifications and regulatory framework associated with the activity area
• Establishing the linkages between the activity and the wider environment
• The role, status and scale of the activity in adventure tourism
This module is at CQFW Level 6