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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure)

Course Level: 

Level 3

Job opportunities after this course: 

Possible career destinations after completing the Level 3 in Outdoor Adventure could be as an instructor in an Outdoor Centre or as preparation for entry to the Armed Forces. Successful completion will also allow learners to apply for Foundation Degree courses or an undergraduate programme.

Overview of the course: 

The course aims to develop the learners ability, competence and knowledge in a range of outdoor adventure activities in order to open career opportunities as an instructor or coach within the outdoor adventure industry. The course is related to sports and fitness and provides an opportunity to develop sporting and physical fitness by taking part in rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking and expeditions.

Entry requirements: 

4 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 including Maths & English


The course covers Fitness Testing & Training,Personal Fitness Development, Leadership, Anatomy & Physiology, Practical Outdoor Adventure Sports Activities, Environmental Education, Land Based Outdoor Activities, Water Based Outdoor Activities and Sports Injuries.

How is the course assessed?: 

The course is assessed through a combination of assignments, practical activities, research tasks and residentials. Work is assessed using a Pass, Merit, Distinction system.

Further study options after this course: 

After successful completing the course learners have the opportunity to progress to employment in the Outdoor Industry or Undergraduate study at University.

Length of the course: 

1 Year Course 14 Hours per week.


Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2018

More important information about this course:


Fees for this course are: £2725.00

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 19-23 on the day your main course starts and do not have a level 3 or above qualification you may not have any fees to pay.

If you do have a level 3 or above qualification or you are aged 24 years 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.

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (16 Jul 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:

'I studied on a sports course whilst at East Durham College. It was a great learning curve and helped develop my football as well. I have gone on to play for my country, Scotland, and currently play for Rangers Ladies.' Hollie Thompson (Midfield, Scotland & Rangers Ladies FC)

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