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Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Outdoor Adventure (Double) at Paignton Community Sports Academy

Course description

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Outdoor Adventure is a full time 2 year course that is targeted at students who are looking to pursue a career in the Outdoor Adventure or Public Services Sector. This course enables students to take part in a range of adventurous and outdoor activities such as sailing, kayaking, coasteering, mountain biking, climbing, bush craft, orienteering etc. Students examine how these activities are run in outdoor adventure centres and develop their own skills in these activities. The course also enables students to develop their team working, leadership and inter-personal skills which will provide valuable transferable skills for the workplace. What will I be learning? As this is a vocational course, there are substantial practical elements which include adventurous activities and expeditions to areas such as Snowdonia and The Lake District National Parks. Amongst others, units studied include; Skills for Water based Adventurous Activities, Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions, Principles and Practice in Outdoor Adventure, Skills for Land Based Adventurous Activities, Alternative Pursuits for Outdoor Adventure, Environmental Education for Outdoor Adventure, Fitness training. How will I learn/ be assessed? The course is assignment-based calling upon individual and group work, investigations, reports, presentations and practical assessment. There are no exams and work is graded on a ‘pass’, ‘merit’, ‘distinction’ basis. All units are assessed and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded. There is plenty of additional support available as Paignton Community & Sports Academy prides itself on a supportive and dedicated learning environment for students. There is also further support through a dedicated Outdoor Education website enabling students to work from home when necessary.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*-C, Minimum of grade C in GCSE English

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Paignton Community Sports Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years