The Level 3 Diploma in Outdoor Education will look to develop existing leadership and personal skills in kayaking, canoeing, mountaineering, high ropes, hill walking, team-building, orienteering, and rock climbing. Facilitation skills and teaching methods will be developed using external client groups through our Kirkley Hall Outdoor Activity Centre.
The following units are studied:
Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Principles and Practices in Outdoor Adventure
Skills for Land-Based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Skills for Water-Based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions
Alternative Pursuits for Outdoor Adventure
Level 3 students are also trained and qualified as High Ropes and zip-wire Instructors at our Kirkley Hall Activity Centre. In addition, students will also complete the assessment expedition for the SLUK Level 3 Basic Expedition Leader (BEL) Award, work towards BCU 3 and 4 star awards and complete a BCU fundamentals workshop as part of the program. BCU Foundation Safety and Rescue Training is also covered and students will have the opportunity to gain the pre-requisites for a range of NGB's, e.g. MLT SPA, BCU L1 and L2 Coach, MLT ML(S).
This qualification may also be linked to, and completed in conjunction with, another L3 course, e.g. NCFE.