BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (QCF)
Year 1: During the first year of this course you will complete the Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Outdoor Adventure.
Year 2: Equipment and facilities for outdoor and adventurous activities, sports coaching, leading land-based outdoor and adventurous activities, leading water-based outdoor and adventurous activities, outdoor and adventurous expeditions, impact & sustainability in outdoor adventure, physical exercise & care of young people.
You will also have the opportunity to gain other awards throughout the course:
(Optional - additional costs apply)
BCU/UKCC 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
RYA Windsurf Certificate
Mountain Training Association Lowland Leader Award Training or Assessment
Practical content includes:
Climbing, mountain biking, caving, navigation, paddlesport (kayaking & canoeing), ropes course, archery, orienteering (including competitions), personal training (gym) and team sports. You will take part in several expeditions culminating in a week long expedition in the UK or abroad.
You will also have the opportunity to gain other coaching and leadership qualifications, National Governing Body (NGB) Awards and Functional Skills.
4 GCSEs at grades 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 Professional Outdoor Instructor, Apprenticeships, Higher Education
Public services, youth work, leisure centres and holiday parks