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Sport And Public Services

BTEC Sport (Outdoor Adventure) & Advanced WBQ


This course gives students the chance to develop skills and knowledge of the various activities to provide more breadth and depth of the outdoor. This will enhance employability within the sport/outdoor industry. Through providing structured experience, and through gaining nationally recognised qualifications. Take a look at some of the activities our current students participate on our YouTube Channel - m.youtube.com/channel/UCp8-g… or follow us on Twitter @collegeoutdoor.

The course can be studied as a subsidiary diploma (1 year) or diploma (2 years) – equivalent to 1 or 2 A levels respectively.

During your studies you will cover units such as:

  • skills & lead land based activities
  • skills & lead water based activities
  • assessing risk
  • anatomy & physiology
  • sports leadership
  • training & programming
  • principles & practice, outdoor expeditions
  • impact & sustainability and equipment.

Included within the course is a wide range of additional qualifications such as Duke of Edinburgh award, level 2 community sports leader’s award, level 3 higher sports leaders award, walk leaders award as well as the advanced Baccalaureate incorporating essential and key skills up to level 3.

Also opportunities to gain outdoor skills qualifications, work voluntarily in the community and join the college sports teams.

On completion students will achieve the equivalent of 1-2 A levels plus 1 A level equivalency for WBQ.

The course provides the knowledge, understanding and skills for students wishing to enter a career in the outdoor or sports industry, as well as the uniformed services. A pass, merit or distinction gained on this course would enable students to then progress onto higher education at a university or the foundation degree in outdoor and adventurous activity at the college.


5 GCSEs grades A-C. Entry is by interview; students must have an interest in outdoor activities.


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