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|September||1 Year||Level 3||Full-Time||Kirkley Hall Campus||Full-time Vocational|
This course is suitable for those who have either completed our foundation years, or have a good level of personal experience in the listed activities. The programme builds on existing skills, knowledge and experience.
Throughout the course you will look to develop existing leadership and personal skills in kayaking, canoeing, mountaineering, high ropes, hill walking, team-building, orienteering, and rock climbing. Facilitation skills and teaching methods will be developed using external client groups through our Kirkley Hall Outdoor Activity Centre. This year there will be an emphasis on instructing, leadership and coaching. There are options to gain a range of national governing body awards (for those who have the necessary requirements).
You need a Level 2 qualification related to the outdoor industry, e.g. year 1 programme or appropriate experience of working within the outdoor industry (which includes instructing groups) and have 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (maths & English included).
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|19+||please enquire||There are a number of residential trips and expeditions through the year which include visits to the Scottish Highlands, Snowdonia and the Lake District, the accommodation varies from camping to bunkhouses so costs will vary too. For the National Governing Body qualifications, First Aid courses and certificates extra costs will be involved for these. Students will be expected to wear appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear suitable for walking and taking part in activities in all weathers.|
Assessment is on-going throughout the year with observation of practical skills (including facilitating sessions for client groups and organising, then completing multi-day expeditions) and marking of written assignments, projects and practical exercises.
A portfolio made up of these assignments over the year is then completed.
English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.
The course is run over 2 to 3 days per week, and is run as part of a full time - one year programme (September - June). At least one full day a week is dedicated to outdoor adventurous activities.
Theis course is suitable for candidates who have completed our foundation years, or have a good level of personal experience in activities such as indoor and outdoor climbing, canoeing and kayaking, hill walking & navigating along with team building activities.
The programme builds on existing skills, knowledge and experience with the aim of getting students to the standard necessary to undertake National Governing Body training and asessment qualifications such as Brtitish Canoeing Personal performance awards and Mountain Training climbing awards.
The Level 3 in Sport & Physical Activity (Outdoor) includes modules such as:
- Skills for Land and Water Based Activities
- Undertaking Expeditions
- Principles and Practices of Outdoor Industry
- Exercise Health & Lifestyle
- Preparing for a Career in the Outdoor Industry
The course offers an excellent foundation and springboard for those wishing to work in the outdoor industry and many of our students move straight into employment on completion of the second year programme. Employment options, opportunities and applications are looked at as part of the program.
Alternatively, the level 3 qualification (which holds UCAS points) could be used to progress to a qualification in Higher Education, e.g. a foundation degree in outdoor education or sport science.
We are the largest further education provider in Northumberland with campuses throughout the county.
Our student transport scheme is available for eligible students to make getting to and from college as easy as possible.
Our extensive re-development programme will create outstanding new facilities.
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