Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Activity Certification 2
Academic Year
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)
External Examiners
  • Dr Claire Haven-Tang (Associate Dean Research & Reader in Events Management - Cardiff Metropolitan University)
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion

Learning Outcomes

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.

Brief description

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.


This module will include further training by outside agencies. Each student will be able to tailor their training to their own outdoor activity and at a level appropriate to their experience. As such the content of the module will be different for every student. However, it is expected that courses will include training in some or all of the following areas:

• 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