Level 3 Extended Diploma in Outdoor Adventure
As well as the opportunity to gain NGB awards, the course also utilises the outstanding natural environments surrounding the Campus, such as the River Wye, Wye Valley and the Black Mountains, giving you the very best start in your practical development.
This fully revised programme will prepare you for a thrilling career in the outdoor adventure industry or for a place at university. The core and specialist units are all geared towards guiding your development as a professional outdoor practitioner.
To work and study on this programme you must have an enthusiasm to learn about all aspects of the outdoor industry and a willingness to participate in a range of outdoor activities whatever the weather.
In return, you will be given an outstanding introduction to most outdoor activities, including gorge walking, caving, bouldering, mountain biking, orienteering, archery and bush craft, among others.
Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Outdoor Adventure (equivalent to 3 A levels)
- Principles & Practices in Outdoor Adventure
- Equipment and Facilities for Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
- Physiology of Fitness / Principles of Anatomy & Physiology
- Skills and Leading for Land-based & Water-based Activities
- Physical Education and the Care of Young People
- Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions
All full-time learners will be required to study Functional Skills at the appropriate level. These will be in maths, English and in some cases ICT. Attendance to these sessions is mandatory, please refer to the Functional Skills section of this website for more details.
- 4 GCSE passes at grade C or above (including science, maths or English)
- Or Distinction at Level 2 in a related subject
- Successful interview and initial assessment
- You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm and commitment for this subject area
- All applicants must be water confident and able to swim 50 metres in clothing
There are various opportunities for further study or employment upon successful completion of your course.
Study options may include:
Employment options may include:
- Employment in outdoor centres as an instructor Countryside Parks Ranger
- Youth Work or Sports Coaching
- Adventure Tourism Agencies
Contact: 0800 032 1986