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NVQ Sport Recreation and Allied Occupations Activity Leadership Outdoor Education Level 2 at Coleg Sir Gar

Course description

  • Provides a broad based introduction to the requirements of the outdoor adventurous activity environment.
  • Students will develop skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to this employment sector
  • Students have the opportunity to work with local schools.
  • All students are encouraged to gain a relevant work placement.

Course content

This course is designed to develop an interest in Outdoor Education and provide opportunities to gain personal experience in various aspects of outdoor activities. It is nationally recognised by employers, further and higher education establishments and professional bodies.

Entry requirements

GCSEs or equivalent would be beneficial but not essential. More important is the ability to show commitment, motivation and a willingness to work hard on the course. Mature students without formal qualifications are welcomed on the course. Acceptance onto the course is at the discretion of the faculty.


The course is continually assessed through practical observations, personal competency and assignments. A personal portfolio of evidence is required. No external exams.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of this City and Guilds NVQ will qualify students to progress onto the NVQ level 3 outdoor education course. Students could also seek employment in the outdoor activities industry.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Pibwrlwyd is a friendly campus in a rural setting on the outskirts of the market town of Carmarthen which is also the commercial centre for a large and thriving area. The campus is home to a wide range of curriculum that spans further and higher education. Key activities on the campus include Automotive Engineering, Business and Management, Catering and Hospitality, Equine Studies, Animal Science, and Teacher Training. All activities are well supported by resources and facilities including:

      Modern ICT equipment and laboratories
      Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy Salon (Salon Pib)
      A well-stocked Learning Centre / Library
      Merlin’s training restaurant which is open to the public and available for small meetings/seminars
      An indoor riding arena with disabled access as well as an outdoor arena
      State of the art motor vehicle workshops
      An exotic animal care centre which incorporates reptiles, fish and amphibians
      The location, facilities and staff all contribute to creating a close learning community on the campus where everyone is supportive and caring particularly towards the students’ needs.