Sport and Outdoor Activities continues to be one of the fastest growing employment sectors and consequently offers a vast range of career opportunities with Tour operators, Tourist Boards, leisure centres, Hotels and Sports clubs as well as Education and Health.
This is the second year of the course and continues to develop the skills obtained in year 1.This course will build on the range of high level work and life skills from the first year, leadership, teamwork, problem solving and decision making that will prepare you for a diverse range of careers within the outdoor sports sector.
What will be studied
You will continue to study a wide range of content all designed to prepare you for life in the workplace You will study a wide range of content leadership and teamwork, assessing risk in sport, alternative outdoor pursuits, water based leadership and work experience in an industry related setting. You will receive tutorials covering aspects such as safeguarding, British values and diversity.
What are the entry requirements?
To apply for a place on this highly popular course, you need to hold at least 4 GCSEs or equivilant at grade \'C\' or above, preferably including English and Maths. You should be able to work as part of a team as well as being independent and willing to experience and explore new things.
Where does this course lead to?
Employment in Outdoor and Sports related industry
What qualifications will be gained?
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport. This is equivalent to 3 full A levels.
How will this course be delivered?
The course is delivered over 3 days through different methods including presentations, practical actiity and demonstrations, 1:1 support and tutorials and group work. Extended hours will be required when attending day visits and residential trips.
How will I be assessed?
You must complete 18 units in order to achieve the Extended Diploma qualification (9 Units will be completed in the first year programme)
The second year of study on the Extended Diploma covers another 9 Units.
Assessment is via continual assessment using practical assignments, physical tasks, course work, presentations and class work in each unit. You will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade for each completed Unit.
How to get a place?
Places on the course are offered by completing year 1 of the course achieving the 90 credit diploma or meeting entry requirements, and course interview with one of the tutors for the two year course.
During the second year you will take part in two residential visits together with numerous visits to fitness and outdoor establishments. Course fees of £250 and a course polo shirt and Hoodie are required to be purchased from our on line supplier unless purchased in year 1 You will also be given the opportunity to achieve national Governing Body awards in activities such as Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking and kayaking and canoeing which may incur additional small charges for log books
WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?
180 credit extended diploma. Possible career choices within the sport and outdoor sector