Lee Woodward

Curriculum Area Lead and Lecturer in Outdoor Adventure at West Highland College UHI, Broadford, Isle of Skye

Lee Woodward

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Lee has a broad and varied background working in the outdoor industry. At the beginning of his career he worked in commercial centres as an Instructor and during the off peak seasons he set sail on the Tall ships. After studying at University Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Education (Hons) degree in Outdoor and Science Education leading to a job in Oxfordshire’s Local Education Authority centre where he spent 8 years teaching Outdoor Education to School children. After a year off, when he travelled the world, he took up a post as Head of Outdoor Education at an Independent School in the South West; this was a part-time post enabling him to further develop as a self-employed freelance instructor. During this time Lee organized and ran expeditions and journeys to Africa, Norway, Spain, and Peru as well as in the UK. Lee has taken part in the Fastnet Race 3 times including a dual handed entry in 2009. Before moving to Scotland Lee set up Outdoor Education programmes for children in care.

Teaching responsibilities

Lee’s primary role is Curriculum Area Lead for the School of Adventure Studies at West Highland College UHI but his teaching commitment is to look after the School of Adventure’s outdoor provision on the Isle of Skye, based at West Highland College UHI Centre in Broadford.


B.Ed(Hons) Outdoor and Science Education
Winter ML
CWA Course Director
Level 3 Surf Kayak
5* sea kayak leader
Moderate Water Endorsement, Sea

Other qualifications includes: Trail Cycle Leader, dingy sailing instructor, PADI advanced diver, BOF Orienteering instructor.



Other areas of interest

Traveling through the landscape (any means), Motorcycling, surfing, sailing