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Introduction to Outdoor and Physical Activities : Level 1 at Isle of Wight College

Course description

English and Mathematic skills are essential to education and employment prospects. UKSA is committed to supporting levels of English and Mathematic development throughout programmes. Where necessary, English and Maths sessions will be included in the study programme as a compulsory element. These sessions are in addition to the contextualised English and Maths that is embedded into every vocational programme at UKSA.


This Level 1 programme is designed to provide foundation knowledge and skills required in outdoor industries, further training or employment. Your personal attributes and qualities will be developed through the active participation in outdoor pursuits such as sailing and orienteering; creating an enthusiastic and confident person with skills to develop further in life or a chosen career.

Course content

The awarding body for this qualification is NOCN. NOCN is a leading credit-based awarding organisation that has been creating opportunities and is trusted by learners, educational organisations and employers for over 30 years. Candidates will be working towards the successful completion of a Level 1 Diploma in Skills for Employment, Training and Personal Development; created from specially selected units by UKSA in Sport and Outdoor Industries. The course embeds skills and knowledge required for progression in a modulated portfolio basis. There is a blend of theory based and vocational learning capturing evidence that can be reflected upon within the course and during future training opportunities. The units within the qualification follow the QCF (Qualification and Credit Framework). The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) introduces a standard currency for learner achievement across the qualifications system and different awarding bodies through the awarding of credit values.

Qualification Units

  • Nutrition, Performance and Healthy Eating
  • Group and team Communication Skills
  • How the Body Works
  • Taking Part in Sport
  • Planning a Fitness Program
  • Delivering an Activity Session
  • Understanding Length, Weight and Capacity
  • Work Experience

Entry requirements

  • 16+ Years old
  • Engaged and Enthusiastic about learning new skills and knowledge
  • Successful Interview
  • An interest in Sport and Outdoor Pursuits

Future opportunities

The Isle of Wight College is fully committed to developing and improving the skills of young people. This includes ensuring that learners work towards achieving GCSE grades A*-C in English and Mathematics if they do not already hold these qualifications. English and maths at GCSE grades A*-C are essential qualifications for progression within further education and to higher education and employment.

If you have a GCSE grade D or below in Maths and/or English you will be placed on an English/maths programme at college to support your skills and progression in these subject areas. These skills are essential for employment and will be an integral part of your vocational programme. The functional skills/GCSE department are here to assist your progress and are happy to discuss your situation with you if you require.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isle of Wight College directly.

Last updated date: 18 January 2016
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