Outdoor Adventure and Sports Coaching


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.


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)

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

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
09-Sep-19 26-Jun-20 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time 3 + work experience 85
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Additional Costs

£700 for registration, logbooks, certificates, membership and expeditions as listed in course content.

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

Half of the course is spent in and on the water - suitable clothing, footwear and equipment required for this and expeditions. Technical equipment (if owned) - technical equipment such as satellite navigation, etc., may be brought along. Basic stationery - notepad, pens, pencils, ruler and eraser. KMC polo shirt - Kingston Maurward College Outdoor Adventure & Sports Coaching polo shirt.


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