North Shropshire College Recruiting New Outdoor Adventure Sports Students

Oswestry, United Kingdom, June 12, 2015 --( North Shropshire College (NSC) is looking for new students who want to take on the challenge of the Level 2 qualification in Outdoor Adventure Sport. The qualification is available at NSC’s Walford Campus and is perfect for anyone who is interested in the outdoors, is active and fit, has potential leadership skills and wants to combine practical activities with vocational study. Could this be the ideal qualification for you? The Level 2 qualification can lead onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma which lasts two years. From the Level 3 qualification you can go onto university to do many different higher education courses such as Sport Health and Physical Education.

The Outdoor Adventure Sport courses at NSC are run by lecturer Patrick McBride, Patrick talked of his interests and what influenced him to pursue a career in Outdoor Adventure Sport. Patrick commented, "I have always been infatuated by high places and convinced my father to take me walking from an early age. Living in Scotland there was no shortage of mountains to climb and rivers to explore. An interest in Geography led me to study Environmental Science and Outdoor Education at Stirling University where I graduated from in 2007 with a BSc. After I graduated, I worked for 8 years in the outdoor industry teaching, coaching and leading outdoor activities with children from 6 to 18 years old. The eight years included spells working in the Lake District, North Wales, Northern Ireland and winters season’s skiing in Scotland. Consequently I have walked, climbed and paddled extensively across the UK."

Patrick added, "My most recent post involved developing outdoor education in 18 schools in Northern Ireland. I returned to Bangor University for some professional development where I completed a PGCE in Outdoor Education. I hold national governing body awards in walking, climbing, orienteering and canoeing. I am also a registered coach with Mountain Leader Training UK (MLTUK), the British Canoe Union (BCU), British Orienteering Federation (BOF) and have been a member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI) as well as the Institute of Outdoor Learning (IOL)."

For more information on Outdoor Adventure Sports qualifications, please call the College Admissions Team on 01691 688080 or visit the College website at You can also contact the Outdoor Adventure Sports lecturer, Patrick McBride, on 01939 262109 or by email
North Shropshire College
Lucy Evans
01691 688039