Vocational Course

Outdoor Adventure BTEC Level 3

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About this course

Are you interested in a career in the outdoor, adventure or leisure industries?

This course is designed to introduce you to the necessary practical skills and knowledge that are required for a successful career in outdoor education.

What will I learn?

Key features of the course include:

  • A wide range of practical and theory-based units, including Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions, Skills for Land and Water Based Activities, Sports Coaching, Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise and many more
  • Industry-relevant training including a First Aid qualification
  • A variety of single and multi-day expeditions throughout the course

How will I be assessed?

  • No exams
  • Theory based but includes regular practical assessment opportunities involving teamwork, leadership, peer assessment, outdoor activities and many more
  • This is combined with a mixture of presentations, reports, group discussions, timed assessments and other written and in-class assessment
  • Experienced staff with knowledge of Outdoor Education will guide you through practical and theory based units to achieve your goals

What do I need?

General Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade A*-C including English and Maths at grade 4 (grade C)

In certain circumstances we will accept variations to this entry guide and create a personalised programme.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - Public Services HND or a range of HNC/D, Foundation Degrees and professional qualifications
  • University Progression - to relevant degree courses
  • Careers - in outdoor education and leisure

Additional Information

  • FREE residential trips as part of the assessment process with activities typically including camping, walking expeditions, rock climbing, canoeing and kayaking
  • Use of facilities such as fitness suite, sports hall, all weather pitch, outdoor gym, on-site obstacle course
  • Regular practical assessment