Start Date:Duration:Level:Study mode:Course location:Course Type:
22/09/20201 Year2Full-TimeKirkley Hall CampusFull-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

The course provides a stepping stone into gaining work in the Outdoor Industry with up to date technical knowledge, skills and experiences that will challenge and encourage students helping them to develop their personal confidence, teamwork and organisational abilites.

This is a pathway into the outdoor adventure industry and allows you to develop skills in training students up to become qualified rock climbing instructors, kayak and canoe coaches, hill-walking and mountaineering leaders, expedition leaders, high-ropes and zip wire instructors.

No formal qualifications are required however an interest in Outdoor activities is essential along with a can do attitude.

Assessment is on-going throughout the year with observation of practical skills and marking of written assignments, projects and tests.

Assessed evidence is organised into a candidate portfolio, which is submitted at the end of the course.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

The course is run over 2 to 3 days per week, and is run as part of a full time - one year programme (September June). At least one full day a week is dedicated to outdoor adventurous activities.

This course is for people with an interest in outdoor activities but who have limited experience. You will develop personal skills, knowledge and experience in activities such as rock climbing, canoeing and kayaking, hillwalking, mountaineering and team building activities.

The units covered by the qualification are: Outdoor and Adventurous Activities, Practical Sport, Technical Skills and Tactical Awareness for Sport, Undertaking an Expedition, Planning and Running a Sports or Active Leisure Event, Sports Coaching, Working in Sports and Active leisure, Develop Personal Fitness.


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