BTEC National Extended Diploma in Sport Development and Coaching
Year 1: During the first year of this course you will complete the units for the Level 3 Diploma in Outdoor Adventure.
Equipment and facilities for outdoor and adventurous activities
Leading land-based outdoor and adventurous activities
Leading water-based outdoor and adventurous activities
Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
Impact and sustainability in outdoor adventure
Physical exercise and care of young people.
(Four units are exam based and are externally assessed)
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 awards throughout the course:
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
(Optional - additional costs apply)
You will also have the opportunity to gain other coaching and leadership qualifications, National Governing Body (NGB) Awards and Functional Skills.
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 Professional Outdoor Instructor Study Programme
Professional Outdoor Instructor
Advanced Apprenticeship in Outdoor Programmes
Advanced Apprenticeship in Leisure Management
Outdoor activity instructor
Leisure centre instructor
Careers in the armed forces
This course is also ideal for those considering entering the public services, youth work, leisure centres and holiday parks industries.