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BTEC Sport (Outdoor Adventure) Level 3 at New College Telford

Course description

This course is designed to give you the experience and skills to start progression towards a career working in sport and/or the outdoors. It primarily focuses on developing the knowledge, physical skills and leadership skills needed to work in the outdoor/sports industry. You don't need to be experienced but will certainly need to be very keen to go and develop your expertise. You'll also need to be organised, practically minded and prefer to learn and work through coursework.

Although there are no formal practical requirements, you should be able to demonstrate some relevant experience, aptitude and fitness to ensure you enjoy and can complete the practical units.

Course content

Choose from a range of options focused on Sport or Outdoor Education; participate in adventurous outdoor activities on land and water, or sporting activities. Learn how to lead groups in land based and water based skills, and how to lead, plan and undertake a variety of expeditions, or lead in a sporting situation. Develop the practice and principals of outdoor education, and develop a range of technical and theoretical aspects of outdoor activities, or learn key sport theory. Units will include: Principals of Anatomy and Physiology, The Physiology of Fitness, Principles and Practices in Outdoor Adventure/Fitness Testing, Skills for Land Based Activities/Practical Sports, Skills for Water Based Activities/Sports Nutrition, Assessing Risk in Sport and Leadership in Sport. Assessment is through a mixture of coursework, controlled assessment and exam.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade A* to C, with a grade C or above in English Language preferred. BTEC Level 2 Sport at Merit Level if taken.

Future opportunities

Alongside other Level 3 courses, the Subsidiary Diploma in Outdoor Education provides students with the opportunity to progress to higher level courses in related fields. When combined with other A Levels, the UCAS points are acceptable as the equivalent of one A level and progression to a wide range of degrees is possible.

Further information

This course combines well with Health & Social Care and Business and a range of other BTEC and AS Level courses. Some students study this as a fourth subject for 2 years and benefit from the UCAS points provided.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Telford directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016
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    • Contact name:
    • Chris Wain
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01952 641892
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