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2023/24 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LEED3002 Outdoor Adventure-Land, Water and Air Activities

10 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Sam Lee

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

Module replaces

SPSC 3211 Land Water & Air Based Activities I

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

This module offers a unique chance to learn about some of the aspects that need to be considered when engaging in a variety of higher risk adventure sports. Through a number of practical sessions, students will be able to make informed decisions regarding the inherent and controllable (rather than the perceived) risks of participation in these sports. Students will participate in a variety of activities and consider how risk management is applied in different contexts. Designated a Special Skills module, this module is open to students on all degree programmes. Information about the full portfolio of LEED discovery modules can be found at


The module aims to provide students with a deeper understanding of how risk, psychology, physiology and equipment relate to the safety of adventure sports.

Students will:
- Study the generic aspects that can be applied in and to specific adventure sports contexts in order to improve the safety and enjoyment of the participants when taking part either as an individual or as an instructed activity;
- Study the application/use/dilemma of the above when taking part in some of the following adventure sports: caving and pot holing; fell walking/running; hang gliding; inland and sea kayaking/canoeing; mountain biking; mountaineering; orienteering; paragliding; rock climbing; sailing; skiing; wind surfing, or any other identified adventure sport.  .

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Demonstrate understanding of the ‘Conformité Européenne' (CE) marks for an item of Person Protective Equipment (PPE);
2. Apply knowledge and understanding of risk to develop an appropriate risk assessment;
3. Develop an understanding of risk management approaches which include risk assessments as one component part;
4. Demonstrate a range of different communication skills through the group work;
5. Gain an understanding of the testing process for PPE standards.

Skills outcomes
Through this module, students will develop the following skills:
- Communication;
- Research;
- Critical thinking;
- Problem solving;
- Presentation.


- CE marks;
- Coastal, Mountain & Cave Rescue in the UK;
- Helmets & the CE test;
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE);
- Accident and Incident statistics in adventure activities;
- Risk management approaches by instructors, centres and clubs in adventurous activities;
- Risk assessment.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours66.00
Total Contact hours34.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

Preparation for lectures: 15 hours
Preparation for seminars & tutorials: 8 hours
Reading and research for individual topic: 22 hours
Group presentation preparation: 15 hours
Group Project write up: 6 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Registers of attendance at tutorials, lectures, seminars and practical classes kept. Absences followed up by module manager.

Students will be provided with feedback forms at the completion of the module for formative feedback. A selection of students will meet with the external examiner to provide feedback.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Group Project1,500 words or equivalent40.00
Practical ReportRisk Management Plan 2,000 words or equivalent60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:56:57


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