Outdoor Adventure and Sports Coaching

Introduction

Course Title: Level 3 Professional Outdoor Instructor Study Programme
Course Code: OR250



Dream of spending your summer working abroad? Want to instruct others how to participate in outdoor adventure activities? This course could make your dreams a reality. Most of our successful students on this course become paid instructors at outdoor adventure centres in the UK or overseas.

A lot of the learning takes place outside of the classroom with an emphasis on practical work to develop leadership skills, organisational abilities and land and water based activities. From Easter the course continues in the work place at an outdoor adventure centre in the UK or France where you will be employed on the same conditions as other staff whilst gaining an invaluable season leading outdoor adventure.

This course is ideal for those who want to start an instructing career in outdoor adventure. It also offers a constructive option for students taking a year out before entering Higher Education.

Overview

Qualification

Diploma in Sport Skills for Further Learning and Employment (QCF)

Course Content

Units include:
Interpersonal and written communication
Developing problem solving skills
Developing personal study skills
Introduction to safeguarding children
Presentation skills
Risk assessment - principles & practice
Taking part in sport for personal improvement
Plan, prepare & lead sports activities within an event
Community involvement in activity provision
Understanding sports coaching skills.
You will also take part in an expedition as part of your course.

The course also includes the following optional National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications:
BCU/UKCC Foundation Safety and Rescue Course
BCU/UKCC Level 1 Coach or BCU/UKCC Level 2 Coach Training
BCU/UKCC White Water Safety and Rescue Course
BCU/UKCC Tidal Planning and Navigation Course
BCU/UKCC 3 Star Sea Kayak Training and Assessment
BCU/UKCC 3 Star Open Canoe Training and Assessment
BCU/UKCC 3 Star White Water Kayak Training and Assessment
Single Pitch Award Climbing Training
MIAS Mountainbike Leaders Level 1
Mountain Training Association Lowland Leader Award Training or Assessment
First Aid for the Outdoors
(additional costs apply)

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grades 9-4 or A*-C, including English and maths OR Level 2 Diploma at Merit level or above. BCU 2 Star. You will need to have enthusiasm, a reasonable level of experience in a range of outdoor pursuits and a proven commitment to working with young people as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a group You must be 18 years old by 1st April 2018.

Next Steps

Advanced Apprenticeship in Outdoor Programmes Level 3 Extended Diploma in Outdoor Adventure Higher Education

Career Opportunities

Employment in the UK / overseas Education Outdoor activity instructor