BTEC National Foundation Diploma in Sport
Two units are exam based and are externally assessed.
Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport
The physiology of fitness
Assessing risk in sport
Leadership in sport
Skills for land-based outdoor and adventurous activities
Skills for water-based outdoor and adventurous activities
Work experience in sport.
Practical content includes:
Climbing, mountain biking, caving, bushcraft, navigation, paddlesport (kayaking & canoeing), ropes course, archery, orienteering (including competitions), personal training (gym) and team sports.
You will also have the opportunity to gain other Awards throughout the course:
BCU/UKCC Paddlepower, 1 or 2 Star Award
BCU/UKCC Foundation Safety & Rescue (FSRT)
BCU/UKCC Level 1 Paddlesport Coach Training & Assessment
Climbing Wall Award
RYA Sailing course Level 1
First Aid qualification
Mountain Biking Instructor Training & Assessment (MIAS)
NNAS Bronze & Silver
(Optional - costs apply)
4 GCSEs at minimum grades 9-4 or A*-C, including English and maths OR Level 2 Diploma at Merit level plus Functional Skills at Level 2. You will need a proven enthusiasm and experience in outdoor adventure. You will be required to complete a work placement.
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Outdoor Adventure
Level 3 Professional Outdoor Instructor Study Programme
Professional Outdoor Instructor
Advanced Apprenticeship in Outdoor Programmes
Advanced Apprenticeship in Leisure Management
Outdoor activity instructor
Leisure centre instructor
Career in the armed forces
This is also an ideal course for someone considering entering the public services, youth work, leisure centres and holiday parks.