Course Overview

The Level 5 Outdoor Learning Specialist Higher Apprenticeship provides a broad range of knowledge, skills and behaviours to develop student’s ability to succeed in the outdoor industry.

The intent is to deliver this Higher Apprenticeship alongside the FdSc Outdoor Leadership at UCSD. The Higher Apprenticeship offers students the opportunity for place-based learning by utilising the existing outstanding natural habitat of the English Riveria, designated as a UNESCO Global GeoPark, Dartmoor National Park and the South West Coastline.

Trips and practicals in these settings will allow students to develop real world practical skills and understand sustainable practice in a variety of contexts. These experiences prepare them to undertake a planned expedition in a remote setting of their choice practice, previously trips undertaken by students at Level 4 and above have included Wales, Scotland and Morocco.

You can find out more about FdSc Outdoor Adventure Leadership here.

Professional Body Links:

Institute of Outdoor Learning for Associate Professional

Course Details

Key Information

Course Code
Mode of Study
Higher Apprenticeship, Level 5
Awarded by
South Devon College
2 years (full-time)
Location of Delivery
Academic Year
September 2024 - June 2026 (full-time)

The full time fees for the academic year 2024-25 are:

  • BA and BSc (Hons) – £9000.00 (per year)
  • Foundation Degree (FdA and FdSc) – £8825.00 (per year)
  • Higher National Certificate (HNC) – £8825.00 (per year)

For tuition fees for part-time courses commencing in September 2024, please contact the team on [email protected].

(Please note, some fees may differ depending on programme)

Apprenticeships are funded through your employer and the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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