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Outdoor Adventure (Sport) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma / Diploma / Subsidiary Diploma at Lowestoft Sixth Form College

Course description

This is a practical based course, designed to prepare you for a role within the sports industry. The course will allow students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding within the area of Outdoor Education with a primary focus on participation and leadership in outdoor and adventurous activities. The course also includes an in-depth study of the environment, sustainability and management of operations and activities.

Course content

The course comprises seven required units and six to twelve optional units (dependent upon which pathway you take – Extended Diploma/Diploma/Subsidiary Diploma) exploring topics such as:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Health and safety
  • Fitness training
  • Sports leadership
  • Land-based and water-based outdoor activities • Expedition work
  • The environment and sustainability
  • Business and operational management, plus many others.

These units will not only give you an insight into the effectiveness of your own performance, but also into improving the performance of others. Sports leadership is an integral part of the course and will help you to develop confidence, organisational skills, problem solving and communication skills. All units will be assessed through a variety of practical and theoretical ways, which will need to be collated by students in a portfolio.

Entry requirements

Four A*-Cs at GCSE or a Merit in a full Level 2 BTEC Diploma. If you want to add an A Level with your BTEC, you will need to meet the entry criteria for four A Levels.

Future opportunities

With a BTEC in Outdoor Adventure you can progress directly into employment in outdoor education centres, residential activity centres, seasonal work leading and coordinating activities across different countries, the leisure industry, coaching and fitness work or uniformed services. You could also use your BTEC as a stepping stone into further training within the outdoor education/sports field such as becoming a specialised instructor. Alternatively you could use your BTEC, in combination with other qualifications, to progress to university to study outdoor/physical education, teaching or coaching, sport/watersports/extreme sport management.

Further information

Students of BTEC Outdoor Adventure will benefit from outstanding facilities, equipment and technology, including access to indoor and outdoor sport and fitness facilities at Barnard’s Centre Point, Waterlane Leisure Centre and Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre. You will also have the opportunity to carry out work experience within the area of study you are interested in.

In addition, there will be a wide range of sports options available as enrichment activities including football, rugby, netball, badminton, basketball and many more. Students with outstanding sporting ability will be able to participate in College sports teams, playing other colleges in the region.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lowestoft Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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