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(Equivalent to 3 A-levels)

Examination Board: Pearson

Course Leader:  Ms J Cunningham

Entry Requirements: Minimum 5 GCSEs at Grade 9-5. English Language at Grade 5 is preferable. You will need to have an interest in sport or water sports.

Course Content: This course combines the BTEC Sport programme with practical activities, work experience and employer valued, professional National Governing Body (NGB) instructor qualifications. You will learn a range of outdoor adventure disciplines which are not confined to the classroom. Some of the units you will study will be Principles and Practices in Outdoor Adventure, Sports Coaching, Alternative Pursuits, Outdoor Adventurous Expeditions, Leading Water-based Activities. You will also gain RYA (Royal Yachting Association) qualifications in a number of watersports including powerboat, first aid, dinghy, windsurfing, sailing, seamanship and safeguarding and qualifications in land based activities such as rock climbing and mountain biking. The course is 100% coursework. You will need to have good organisational skills, especially regarding acting on feedback and meeting deadlines.

Future Prospects: This course is a stepping stone to higher education, degree and professional development programmes such as apprenticeships as well as employment.

For more information, read our programme below:

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