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Outdoor Education Scholarship at Wickersley School and Sports College

Course description

This subject will be offered in Option Block D.

A unique Outdoor Education course which combines practical activities and qualifications. Primarily based at Ulley Outdoor Activity Centre students spend 4 lessons per week working towards outdoor qualifications and leadership awards.

Course content


1 & 2 star paddlesport
First Aid
NICAS/NIBAS climbing awards
Dinghy Instructor/Powerboat
Duke of Edinburgh (Silver or Gold)


3 star paddlesport
FSRT (water-based safety)
Basic Expedition Leadership award
Duke of Edinburgh (Silver or Gold)

Entry requirements

The minimum qualification for entry into the Sixth Form is 5 4 grades including Maths and English, although there are specific entry requirements for some of our option subjects.

A student’s suitability for their chosen subjects will also be taken into account, even if they meet the 5 4 grades threshold.

Applicants will need to have a proven record of good or excellent effort and attendance in Year 11 in order to qualify for a place, verified by a suitable reference.


According to the relevant national governing bodies recommendations.

Future opportunities

A variety of jobs in sport & Outdoor Education: Coaching, Outdoor instructor, Summer camps, PE teacher etc. The Duke of Edinburgh Award also looks fantastic when applying for any course at University.

Further information

Please consult our Option Blocks before making your selection.

To find out more about this qualification, contact us at

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: 09 October 2018
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