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									BA (Hons) Outdoor Adventure
1.    Awarding institution                                                                     Version 4.1
      University College Plymouth St Mark & St John

2.    Teaching institution
      University College Plymouth St Mark & St John

3.    Programme validated by
      University College Plymouth St Mark & St John

      Programme status        Validated date           Validation end date      Mode of delivery
      Validated               01-Sep-09                01-Sep-14                Full or Part Time

      Delivery location        UCP Marjon
4.    Final award
      BA (Hons)                                          credits:   360 including minor subject


5.    Programme title and subject(s)
      Outdoor Adventure

      Amended 'valid to date' to 01/09/14 following OUTOUT validation - hence new version (v3).
6.    UCAS / GTTR Code(s)
      N8C6        Outdoor Adventure with Applied Sports Science & Coaching
      N8LM        Outdoor Adventure with Community Practice
      N8N9        Outdoor Adventure with Management
      X3N2        Outdoor Adventure with Sports Development
7.    QAA subject benchmarking group(s)
      Outdoor Adventure as a subject does not at present have subject specific Benchmarks to adhere to.
      Outdoor Adventure is a subject within the subject group of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism,
      QAA Unit 25. The programme has taken full account of the generic subject group Benchmark
      statements and more specifically the Leisure Benchmark statements. Outdoor Adventure is to be
      found within the Leisure section. Details of the Benchmark statements can be found on the QAA
      website www.qaa.ac.uk/crntwork/benchmark/hospitality.pdf
      http:/www.qaa.ac.uk/crntwork/benchmark/benchmark.htm
      http://www.qaa.ac.uk/academicinfrastructure/benchmark/default.asp

8.    Accrediting professional body


9.    Other external reference points
      QAA Key Skills Documents: SPRITO: Health and Safety Executive; Adventure Activities Licensing
      Authority; National Governing Bodies; QCA: The Institute of Outdoor Learning
10.   Special entry requirements
      There are no special entry requirements. The normal entry requirements are passes in at least two
      different A level subjects, two AS levels are equivalent to one A level. This award welcomes
      applications from non-standard and mature applicants.
11.   Location of work based learning

12.   Date of production/revision
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13.    Programme aims
       The programme proposes to offer to the students:
              ·a rigorous intellectual programme of study in the cognate areas of outdoor
              adventure, developing students subject knowledge and understanding, cognitive
              skills, subject related practical/leadership skills and transferable key skills, through
              academic and applied experience which develops their theoretical and practical

                ·an in-depth understanding and analysis of outdoor adventure, its antecedents,
                social, psychological and physical benefits of participation, educational potential,
                environmental concerns, spirituality, in total the many different facets of this multi-
                dimensional subject area.

                ·the opportunity to develop their interest in outdoor adventure and gain experience to
                  develop effective leadership and management skills in their chosen field able to
                respond to the changing needs of outdoor adventure at local, regional and national
                level.

                ·the necessary preparation to undertake research and develop research skills, by
                the encouragement of analytical thinking, through a variety of learning modes.

                ·transferable skills that will be useful to them before and after graduation (e.g.
                effective word processing, effective writing, interactive communication skills, search
                and research skills, critical thinking, and the ability to understand unfamiliar points
                of view).

                ·the opportunities to gain recognised National Governing Body Awards. It is
                expected that students should work towards at least one National Governing Body
                Coaching Award.

                ·the ability to develop a greater awareness of the world of work in outdoor adventure.

                ·Working with, through and for the natural environment in a way that benefits all,
                targeting realistic career goals based on their involvement and modular choice
                within the subject




14.    Programme outcomes
       Intellectual Abilities
       A student will be able to:

       1.       knowledge, critical understanding and experience of theories,
                concepts, principles and cultural contexts applicable to the study of outdoor

       2.       the ability to analyse and reflect upon the environment in which outdoor adventure
                takes place;

       3.       the ability to review and analyse the political and economic factors which affect the
                supply of and demand for outdoor adventure;

       4.       write, critique and further develop programmes to meet the outdoor adventure
                needs of specific communities;
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       5.       critically reflect upon the role of governing bodies, organisations and the structures
                that are in place for the training of practitioners and promotion of outdoor adventure;

       6.       to understand research and demonstrate research skills, through analytical thinking
                 and reflection on the outdoor experience.

       7.       to demonstrate the necessary generic and transferable skills, acquired through
                practice, observation and analysis, to deliver and reflect upon the outdoor adventure
                experience

       8.       Modules: OUTC01; OUTC02; OUTC03; 0UTC04; ASCD01; OUTD05; OUTD06;
                OUTD07; OUTD08; OUTD09; OUTD10; PHID08; SPLHD1/2;
                OUTH02; OUTH03; 0UTH04; OUTH05; SPDH05.



       Teaching and Learning
       The teaching and learning methods used to enable these outcomes to be achieved and
       demonstrated include, as appropriate, a selection from:



                Lectures (1-7)
                Presentations (1-7)
                Seminars (1-7)
                Work-based learning activities (2-5 & 7)
                Independent Study ((1-7)
                Practicals (2,3,5,7)



       Assessment
       The assessment methods used to enable these outcomes to be achieved and
       demonstrated include, as appropriate, a selection from:

                Essays (1-7)
                Practical Performance (2,5.7)
                Portfolio (1-7)
                Examinations (1-7)
                Reports (1-7)
                Presentations (1-7)
                Critical Review (1-7)
                Dissertation (1-7)



       Core Academic Skills
       A student will have demonstrated:

       8.       The ability to develop argument and discussions showing originality and insight;

       9.       The ability to draw upon a range of perspectives;

       10.      The ability to exercise judgement and evaluation;

       11.      The ability to articulate a structured and coherent argument.
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       Teaching and Learning Methods
       The teaching and learning methods used to enable these outcomes to be achieved and
       demonstrated include, as appropriate, a selection from:

                Lectures (8-11)
                Presentations (8-11)
                Seminars (8-11)
                Work-based learning activities (8-11)
                Independent Study (8-11)
                Practicals (9,10)



       Assessment
       The assessment methods used to enable these outcomes to be achieved and
       demonstrated include, as appropriate, a selection from:

                Essays (8-11)
                Practicals (9,10)
                Portfolio (8-11)
                Examinations (8-11)
                Reports (8-11)
                Presentations (8-11)
                Critical Review (8-11)
                Dissertation (8-11)



       Key Attributes and Skills
       A student will have demonstrated:

       12.      The necessary generic and transferable skills, acquired through practice,
                observation and analysis, to deliver and reflect upon the outdoor adventure

       13.      Effective word processing, effective writing, interactive communication skills, search
                and research skills, critical thinking, and the ability to undertand unfamilair points of
                view;

       14.      The ability to coach in at least once discipline at the minimum level of an
                appropriate National Governing Body Coaching Award.



       Teaching and Learning Methods
       The teaching and learning methods used to enable these outcomes to be achieved and
       demonstrated include, as appropriate, a selection from:

                Lectures (12,13)
                Presentations (12,13)
                Seminars (12,13)
                Work-based learning activities (12,13)
                Independent Study (12,13)
                Practicals (12,14)
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       Assessment
       The assessment methods used to enable these outcomes to be achieved and
       demonstrated include, as appropriate, a selection from:

                Essays (12,13)
                Practical Performance (12,14)
                Portfolio (12,13)
                Examinations (12,13)
                Reports (12,13)
                Presentations (12,13)
                Critical Review (12,13)
                Dissertation (12,13)




                All modules are supported by a Module Guide. This includes details of lectures,
                independent reading, student weekly tasks and assessment details through the
                assignment briefs.

                Teaching, learning and assessment develops from Level C – H where a wide range
                 of student centred approaches are used.


                Certificate Level is an introductory level. Major students will normally take four 20
                credit modules, minor students will normally take 2 20 credit modules, where
                assessment is set at 5000 words or equivalent.

                Intermediate Level gives the student the opportunity to build upon the knowledge
                and skills introduced at level one, offering increased challenge and a greater
                emphasis on the autonomy of the learner. All modules offered at level two are 20
                credit modules, the assessment is set at 5000 words or equivalent.


                Honours Level provides an increased intellectual challenge and develops the
                students potential in managerial and organisational capacities. It emphasises
                independent learning, experiential learning, and strategic management thinking. All
                modules offered at level three are 20 credit modules, the assessment is set at
                5000 words or equivalent. The dissertation is 2 x 20 credits and is set at 10,000




       Confirmation and Conformity with Subject Bench Marks
       A typical honours graduate in Leisure will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

                understand, critically evaluate and reflect on issues of lifestyle, consumption and
                culture as they affect people's leisure lives:

                ·demonstrate an ability to synthesise inter-disciplinary approaches to issues of
                consumption and consumerism in leisure markets;
                ·critically reflect on the impact of leisure in the lives of individuals and analyse
                barriers to participation such as aspects of age, gender, disability etc.;
                ·evaluate the importance of cultural and other diversities in developing access to
                participation in leisure by specific target groups.

                Modules – OUTC01; OUTC02; OUTC03; OUTC04; ASCD01; OUTD05; OUTD09;
                OUTD10; OUTH04; OUTH05; SPDH05.
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                understand the social, political, economic and physical contexts of leisure and
                analyse the impact of these upon leisure theories:

                ·critically evaluate the notion of praxis derived from generic disciplines and apply
                these to a specific leisure context;
                ·analyse and reflect upon the environment in which leisure operations take place;
                ·review and analyse the political and economic factors which affect the supply of,
                and demands for, leisure;
                ·critically reflect on the nature of policies for leisure across sectoral and
                administrative boundaries;
                ·critically evaluate the role and impact of global and local leisure structures and
                organisations.

                Modules – OUTC01; OUTC02; OUTC04; OUTD05; OUTD06; OUTD07; OUTD09;
                OUTD10; OUTH04; OUTH05.




                utilise, and understand the impact of rationales, sources and assumptions
                embedded in policy, planning and delivery mechanisms in a leisure context:

                ·operationalise concepts of social, public and business policy and critically analyse
                their role in leisure supply;
                ·possess the skills to write and critique leisure plans, development plans and to
                recognise and meet the leisure needs of specific communities;
                ·critically reflect upon the role of those organisations and structures charged with a
                responsibility for the promotion of leisure or the training of practitioners in leisure
                i.e. QUANGOS, NTOs etc.

                Modules – SPLD01; OUTD06; OUTH04, 2 & 3; SPDH05.




                employ a range of 'leisure specific' facilitation skills in the promotion of professional
                 practice:

                ·critically reflect upon what it means to work in leisure;
                ·evaluate the impact and role of leisure events in everyday life;
                ·demonstrate the skills necessary both to deliver and reflect upon a leisure
                experience aimed at a specific group, for example an event or a competition.

                Modules – OUTC01, 2, 3 & 4; ASCD01; OUTD06, 1, 5, 7; PHID02;
                OUTH04, 2 & 3; SPLHD1 & 2; SPDH05.

                (p14, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism, Quality Assurance Agency 2000.)




15.    Programme structures and requirements                  For levels, modules, credits and awards see section 21
                The Combined (Honours) is a full-time, College-based programme studied over 3
                years, within which
                students study a major subject and a minor subject. The programme is divided into
                units of study called modules, which have a credit rating of 20 CATS points.
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                The equivalent of six 20 credit modules are studied each year. In year 1 (Certificate
                level) students usually study the equivalent of four 20 credit modules in their major
                subject and the equivalent of two 20 credit modules in their minor subject. In year 2
                (Intermediate level) students study at least three 20 credit modules in their major
                subject and at least two 20 credit modules in their minor subject. In year three
                (Honours level) students must study at least three 20 credit modules in their major
                subject and one 20 credit module in their minor subject.

                The Combined Honours programme may also be studied on a part-time basis over
                 a maximum period of 5-6 years.

                Outdoor Adventure is offered as a major and minor subject route.

                Students who have successfully completed the equivalent of six 20 credit Certificate
                 level modules (120 CATS points) but do not wish to continue their studies are
                eligible for the award of the College Certificate of Higher Education. Students who
                have successfully completed the equivalent of twelve 20 credit modules, including a
                 minimum of six at Intermediate level (240 CATS points) as part of the Combined
                Honours Degree programme but do not wish to continue their studies are eligible
                for the College award of the Diploma of Higher Education.

                In accordance with the requirements of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher
                Education (QAA), published in January 2001 in The framework for higher education
                qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the awards correspond to
                the following levels in the national qualifications framework:

                H = Honours degree
                I = Diplomas in Higher Education
                C = Certificates in Higher Education




16.    Support for students and for student learning
                Academic support is provided by:
                module leaders and tutors
                personal tutors
                tutorial staff, including Subject Heads, Academic Counsellor and
                Programmes Leader
                Learning Development Service
                induction programme
                programme and subject handbooks and module guidance sheets
                library and study skills guidance material
                extensive library and other learning resources and facilities

                The College provides the following pastoral support:
                counselling service
                careers advice
                accommodation
                welfare advice
                nursery
                Chaplaincy
                disability support
                financial advice




17.    Regulation of assessment
                The pass mark for all modules is 40% for coursework, examinations and
                practical assignments. The criteria for assessing assignments are
                published in advance. They are based on College guidelines about
                what students are expected to achieve at each level of their programme
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                of study. An overview of assessment details is provided in the Subject
                Handbook and a full assessment brief provided within Module Guidance
                Sheets.

                To qualify for the award of Honours Degree, students must complete all
                the programme requirements and must pass all modules.

                The marks for each module are weighted according to the credit
                weighting and level of the module. The marks from Intermediate and
                Honours Levels modules only will contribute to the final classification of
                the degree.

                The general relationship of marks to degree classification is as follows:

                First Class            70-100
                Upper Second         60-69
                Lower Second         50-59
                Third Class            40-49
                Fail                       0-39




18.    Quality and standards
       Quality Indicators
       QAA Subject Review for Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism took
       place in October 2001. A grade of 22 was Achieved from a possible 24.
               Quality Assurance
               BA (Hons) Programmes, BA (Hons) Progress Board or Final Board of Examiners.
               Subject Board – Outdoor Adventure

                Subject review mechanisms –
                Modules – Student Module Evaluation Forms
                Module Review
                Subject – Module Reports
                Staff-Student Liaison Committee
                Subject Report

                Quality Enhancement:
                Good practice will be identified and disseminated through:
                Staff-Student Liaison Committees
                Staff Team meetings
                External Examiners Report
                Advisory Panel meetings

                The College is an accredited ‘Investor in People’. This national standard confirms
                the College’s commitment to developing the potential of all its employees.



19.    Distance learning
                N/A

20.    Summary assessment scheme with glossary of terms
                 Glossary of Terms
                A variety of assessment methods are used that emphasis theory/practice links
                throughout the programme. These include:
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                Case Study
                An analysis of a real-life example within the field.

                Coaching Practical
                Assessment of individual, or group, coaching session focusing on communication
                skills, preparation, organisation, delivery and coaching ability.

                Computer Practical
                A review of computer competency and practical work, often including analysis of
                results/data obtained.

                Critical Review
                A critique of a selected text or activity.

                Dissertation
                An in depth study of 10,000 words following a topic of your choice.

                Essay (timed or not)
                A written response to a question based on synthesis and analysis.

                Extended Essay
                Result of Independent Study culminating in a 5,000 word essay.

                Formal Examination
                This usually takes the form of essay questions which are undertaken under exam
                conditions. Times Tests and Timed Essays are assessed under exam conditions.
                 Examinations may be Seen or Unseen.

                Literature Review
                A review of work written on a selected topic.

                Personal Practical Performance
                Practical performance measured against set criteria using recognised guidelines
                or national awards.

                Planning Assignment
                A plan of an activity which will be evaluated, analysed and possibly implemented.
                e.g. outdoor adventure programming and expedition planning.

                Portfolios
                A compilation of evidence of student’s achievement, including major pieces of their
                work, feedback comments from tutors and reflective analysis by the student.

                Practical assignment
                A review of practical work and an analysis of the results/levels obtained.

                Presentation/Poster Presentation
                A verbal delivery assessing communication skills, audio/visual skills and
                knowledge of a selected topic.
                Presentation of data/information/critical analysis in a visual ‘poster’ format to
                include brief verbal delivery and defence of questions posed on the topic specific to
                the information contained in the poster. Assesses knowledge of selected topic and
                communication skills.

                Report/Evaluative Report
                A structured written response to an event or activity which evaluates and assesses
                the processes and outcomes and makes recommendations. e.g. Fieldwork and
                expedition write up.
21.   Associated modules (current)
      Co Code               Status                Type            Date From Date To
      1 OUTC01             Validated              Optional        01/Sep/2008
          Experiential Learning: Outdoor Adventure Land Skills
      2   OUTC02            Validated             Optional        01/Sep/2008
          Experiential Learning: Outdoor Adventure Water Skills
      3   OUTC03            Validated             Compulsory      01/Sep/2008
          Personal and Social Development Through Outdoor Adventure
      4   OUTC04           Validated           Optional           01/Sep/2008
          Journeying in Adventurous Environments
      5   OUTC05           Validated            Optional          01/Sep/2008
        The Nature and Scope of the Outdoor Industry
         Adventure
      6 OUTC07          Validated              Optional           01/Sep/2008
          Learning Lenses: Focus On Outdoor Adventure Environments
      7   ASCD01           Validated           Optional           01/Sep/2008
          Coaching Theory and Methods
      8   OUTD05          Validated               Optional        01/Sep/2008
          Outdoor Adventure Journeys in a Water Environment
      9   OUTD06           Validated              Optional        01/Sep/2008
         Creativity in the Outdoors
      10 OUTD07             Validated             Optional        01/Sep/2005
         River Environments
      11 OUTD08          Validated                Optional        01/Sep/2005
         Mountains: Environment & Society
      12 OUTD09           Validated               Optional        01/Sep/2008
         Outdoor Adventure Journeys in the Mountains
      13 OUTD10          Validated             Optional           01/Sep/2005
         Sustainability in Outdoor Adventure Environments
      14 OUTD11             Validated             Optional        01/Sep/2008
         Applied Outdoor Learning
      15 OUTD12           Validated               Optional        01/Sep/2008
         Recreation, Landscape and Sustainability
      16 OUTD13           Validated             Optional          01/Sep/2008
         Disability Awareness within Outdoor Adventure
      17 SPLD01            Validated            Compulsory        01/Sep/2008
         Approaching Research
      18 SPLD02          Validated                Optional        01/Sep/2008
         Work-based Learning
      19 SPLDIM          Validated                Optional        01/Sep/2008
         Independent Study Module
      20 GEOH06          Validated                Optional        01/Sep/2008
         Monitoring Environmental Change
      21 OUTH01           Validated               Optional        29/Sep/2006
         Outdoor Adventure - Programme Management
      22 OUTH02          Validated          Optional              01/Sep/2008
         Outdoor Adventure Education Focus on Young People
      23 OUTH03          Validated            Optional            01/Sep/2008
         Outdoor Adventure and Development Training
      24 OUTH04          Validated            Optional            01/Sep/2008
         The Outdoor Practitioner
      25 OUTH05          Validated                Optional        01/Sep/2008
   Adventure Tourism
26 OUTH06          Validated      Optional     01/Sep/2005
   Alpine Environments
27 OUTH07          Validated      Optional     01/Sep/2008
   Advancing Outdoor Skills
28 OUTH08          Validated      Optional     01/Sep/2008
   Upland Environments
29 SPDH05            Validated    Optional     01/Sep/2008
   Sport and Disability
30 SPLHD1             Validated   Compulsory   01/Sep/2008
   Dissertation part one
31 SPLHD2             Validated   Compulsory   01/Sep/2008
   Dissertation part two
32 SPLHIM             Validated   Optional     01/Sep/2008
   Independent Study Module
Document Title       Programme Specification for
                     BA (Hons) Outdoor Adventure
Document Reference   BAxOUTxxx
Version              4.1
Issuing Authority    University College Plymouth St Mark & St John
Owner                Faculty of Sport, Media and Creative Arts
Author               Head of Subject
Document Date        01/09/09
Last Amended         17/03/10
Sensitivity          Unclassified
Circulation          Open Publication
Effective from       01/09/09
Review Date          31/08/14
Effective until      31/08/14
History              11/01/10: version 3 updated to remove all GEO content and updated
                     module info / layout. (JC)
                     17/03/10: version 2 updated: Entered hyperlinks for the modules
                     and amended associated module dates.       (JC).

								
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