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Qualification name BTEC National Diploma in Sport and Outdoor Activities
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
Course type Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 12th September 2022
Cost £1,508.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

This course is designed for school leavers after GCSEs, although some learners choose it following other Level 2 or 3 study in Further Education. The qualification is aimed at post-16 learners looking to progress to employment as an Outdoor Activities Instructor, achievement of the Diploma will qualify learners to fill these roles, however it also awards UCAS points so could be used as a stepping stone towards University study. The key requirement is to have a love of the outdoors and to want to work in the adventure activity industry.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

You can apply with a Merit in a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in a related subject. Suitability will be discussed during the interview process. Practical experience in at least one relevant outdoor activity and genuine commitment to outdoor adventure is also important. Entry requirements for mature learners will be discussed on an individual basis.

View the key features of this course.

Want a career in the great outdoors? Love life and adventure? If so, this is the course for you! On this Outdoor Adventure course, you'll gain lots of practical experience of a wide range of land- and water-based outdoor adventurous activities, to back up the theoretical aspects of living and working in the adventure industry. We aim to make the course as practical as possible and therefore being cold, wet and muddy comes with the territory - but that's all part of the adve

Understand how the course will be delivered.

Q: What type of assignments are there? A: The assignments are all based on realistic, practical outdoor scenarios and include practical assessments, essays, reports, presentations, interviews, videos, sketches, displays and posters. You will usually need to produce typed work to evidence your learning. Q: This course is advertised to run over two years, what if I change my mind partway through? A: The Outdoor Adventure Diploma is a specialist vocational programme that qualif

Find out what material you will need.

A variety of specialist equipment is available for student use including harnesses, ropes, helmets, kayaks, canoes, mountain bikes, surfboards and expedition equipment such as tents and stoves. The college climbing wall is excellent with over 30 graded routes up to 8m high. We also have onsite teambuilding resources that will be used however, as much time as possible will be spent outside using local crags, moors, estuaries, rivers and lakes. We are in a great location and

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

All units are internally assessed via assignments and projects that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. Assignments are graded Pass, Merit or Distinction, and from these, an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.

Most students go on to gain employment in the outdoor activity industry. There are many jobs available throughout the UK, and each year some students go on to work abroad, however with the local outdoor industry on our doorstep here in North Devon, there are also many local employment opportunities following successful completion of the course.
The Institute of Learning has confirmed endorsement that this qualification can lead to employment as an Outdoor Activities Instructor.

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Name North Devon Campus
Address Old Sticklpath Hill
Barnstaple
Devon
EX31 2BQ
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Email postbox@petroc.ac.uk
Phone 01271 852419
Website http://www.petroc.ac.uk

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