Skills and Activities for Sport and Active Leisure (Outdoor Education) Level 2 Extended Certificate at Northumberland College
Level 2 Extended Certificate in Outdoor Education is for people with little or no previous experience in the outdoor industry, but who have an interest in adventurous activities and of pursuing a career in the outdoors.
The Course consists of 3 units; Leading Outdoor and Adventurous Activities Expedition Experience Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
No formal qualifications are necessary, some previous experience in one or more of the covered activities is expected and a BCU 1 star award would be desirable.
Assessment is throughout the year with observation of practical skills (including facilitating sessions for client groups) and marking of worksheets, written assignments, projects and tests. Assessed evidence is organised into a candidate portfolio.
The Level 2 Extended Certificate provides an excellent foundation for those wishing to work in the outdoor industry. Career prospects and opportunities will be researched through the course and a personal action plan will be devised relating to these. In addition to gaining employment in the outdoor industry, progress could be made to the Outdoor Education Year 2 courses and the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Skills & Activities for Sport & Active Leisure (Outdoor Education) (QCF). Most students in fact, consider the outdoor courses as a two year programme, which prepares them in full for employment in the outdoor industry.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.