Careers related to studying Sport & Outdoor Activities:

If you choose to study Sport and Outdoor Activities, you will follow a course divided into personal performance and delivery of Adventure sports, each contains different key concepts of being and working in the Outdoor industry.

A qualification in Sport and Outdoor activities can lead to careers in Coaching, Eco tourism teaching and many others. The transferable skills that BTEC Sport and outdoor activities develops are exactly the skills that employers are looking for. This course is endorsed by the Institude for outoor learning.

Course content:

The Course has been developed alongside the Institute for outdoor learning and industry professionals to ensure content is directly linked to a career in working in the outdoors. The resulting course is divided into chemical topics, each containing different key concepts of Adventurous activities. Once the key features of the personal skills and health and safety topic have been developed, applications are considered.

Topics of study include: Careers, applied leadership and instruction, health and wellbeing, expedition experience, personal skill development

Methods of study:

There are eight lessons per week which are divided between subject specialists. The course is taught through a range of teaching and learning strategies including:

  • Developing knowledge and understanding of Personal skills
  • Applying knowledge and understanding to new applications and situations
  • Developing your understanding of a range of career options post 18.
  • Developing your use of different types of equipment and the management of
  • How to assess and minimise the risks associated with working in extreme environments
  • Developing your ability to communicate both orally and in writing so you are able to put across your point of view as part of a balanced argument.

Entry requirements:

You must have achieved at least a grade 4 in English and have an active interest in the outdoors such as have taken part in DofE

Methods of assessment:

You will be assessed in a variety of ways throughout your course, such as: observations, presentations and reports/reflective essays.

There are no exams as part of this course

Subject specific events:

You will take part in excursions and trips, including weekly outdoor activities such as climbing, canoeing, and mountainbiking in addition you wil plan and undergo a week long expedition.

Practical endorsement:

In addition to you National diploma, we will offer National governing body awards such as; Paddlesports leader award, Foundation safety and rescue, hill and mountain skills and hill and morland leader. We can organise many more depending on the activity interests of the students.

These awards will enhance employability in the outdoors and can go on to increase earnings.