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Edexcel BTEC Level 3 90-Credit Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Education)

Course Level: 

Level 3

Job opportunities after this course: 

Employment Opportunities after completing the course include:

• Armed Forces (Navy/RAF/Army)
• Outdoor Industry as an Instructor or Manager

Overview of the course: 

Learners will have the opportunity to develop skills in a range of outdoor activities including mountain walking, rock climbing, mountain biking and kayaking. They will have a chance to visit a number of areas including the Lake District and Wales as part of expedition training. Learners will also develop their individual attributes through sport, fitness and outdoor education activities. In addition to learning about the outdoor education industry, learners will develop the skills required to start a chosen career in either the industry or in the Armed Forces.

Entry requirements: 

Applicants require five GSCEs at 9-4 grades, including Maths and English.


The course comprises of a combination of practical and academic units, including:
• Anatomy and physiology
• Assessing risk in sport
• Expedition Experience
• Leadership in Sport
• Skills for land based and water based outdoor adventurous activities
• Principles and practices in Outdoor Adventure

As part of the course you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of residential activities relating to the subject area:

• Army Look at Life Insight Course - A five day residential in May
• Outdoor Expedition - A three day residential in June

How is the course assessed?: 

Units will be assessed throughout the course in a range of ways. The majority will be written assignments incorporating presentations, production of photographic evidence and practical observations. There are also externally assessed Units which require successful achievement.

Further study options after this course: 

BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure).

Length of the course: 

1 Year, full Time if taken as a stand alone course


Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2018

More important information about this course:


Fees for this course are: £4670.00

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

If you are aged 19 or over on the day your main course starts you may be able to take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for this course.

There is a requirement to wear a uniform for the course which is currently £130. Students with limited income can claim up to 75% of these costs.. Further information will be sent to you closer to enrolment in August if you are accepted on to the course.
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (25 May 2018 21:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve
Other comments by students on this course are:

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