BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Outdoor Adventure
Qualification BTEC - equivalent to 3 x A Levels
Duration 2 Years
What will I study?
This is an exciting practical based course which provides an opportunity to get out of the classroom and develop your knowledge, skills and experience in a variety of outdoor activities. Activities will include the following:
• Outdoor climbing & abseiling
• Indoor climbing & abseiling
• Hill & mountain walking
• Kayaking & canoeing
• River scrambling
Experience is not required in any of the above activities, just a willingness to get involved!
In addition to being based at college, lessons will also take place at Manvers Waterfront, The Foundry Climbing Centre and in the Peak District.
The following is a breakdown of the units that make up the qualification:
• Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
• The Physiology of Fitness
• Assessing Risk in Sport
• Fitness Training and Programming
• Leadership in Sport
• Principles and Practices in Outdoor Adventure
• Equipment and Facilities for Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
• Sports Coaching
• Sports Injuries
• Organising Sports Events
• Work Experience in Sport
• Impact and Sustainability in Outdoor Adventure
• Environmental Education for Outdoor Adventure
• Skills for Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
• Skills for Water-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
• Leading Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
• Leading Water-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
• Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions
• Alternative Pursuits for Outdoor Adventure
To enhance learner experience and develop CVs a number of additional opportunities will also be made available, including:
• DofE Bronze, Silver & Gold
• Assistant Climbing Instructor Qualification
• Foundation Water Safety & Rescue Training
• British Canoeing Performance Pathway
• Gym Instructing / Personal Trainer Qualification
• First Aid
To enhance the curriculum there will be an optional opportunity to go on residential trips in both the 1st and 2nd year. Residential venues will be selected from the following:
• Lake District
• North Wales
Transport and activity costs for lessons away from college campus will be £50 per year.
Residentials will be approximately £250 per trip - not compulsory.
Prospective learners will also need their own personal outdoor equipment such as:
• Ruck sack - £20 approx
• Water proof top - £15 approx
• Water proof bottoms - £15 approx
• Walking boots - £30 approx
• Hat and gloves - £15 approx
Advice and support will be given to learners about appropriate personal outdoor equipment at the start of the course and there will be an opportunity to buy all items at a discounted price through college.
Please note that all specialist safety equipment (e.g. climbing harness, buoyancy aids, helmets etc) will be supplied by the college.
All units are assessed through portfolio assignments, which are set & marked by your teachers.
General college entry criteria for Level 3.
Having successfully completed the course learners will then have an opportunity, through college support and guidance, to progress into:
• University – Outdoor Adventure / Outdoor Management / Outdoor Instructor / Sports Science / Physical Education / Teaching
• Apprenticeship schemes as an outdoor instructor based within an outdoor company
• Armed Forces
• Police Force
• Fire Service