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.
The course includes the opportunity to do the following additional qualifications:
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 - costs apply)
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.
Professional Outdoor Instructor
Public services, youth work, leisure centres and holiday parks