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Are you Interested in a career in the Outdoor & Adventure industry?

AGED 16-19?

Want to train and learn in a professional Outdoor Adventure Centre on a daily basis?


Want to take part in Outdoor and Adventurous Activities as part of your study programme? 

Everything from rock climbing and abseiling, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, jet skiing, power boating, sailing, stand up paddle boarding, gorge walking, mountaineering, bush-craft, archery, Duke of Edinburgh Award, expeditions and much more?


Are you looking for an education course that will allow you to progress onto a Level 3 qualification, an apprenticeship or university and work towards National Governing Body Awards in the Outdoors?

Entry Requirements.

No prior knowledge, understanding or skills are necessary. There are no

specific requirements for this qualification.  We will however review your prior qualifications and/or experience to consider whether this shows that you have the potential to achieve this qualification.  A keen interest in sport, outdoor adventure and the outdoor environment is essential.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Your adventure starts here Please click on the link to apply for this course. 

A selection of the units and modules:

Examples of course units:

  • Skills and Leadership in land and water based adventurous activities

  • Leadership in Sport

  • Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions

  • Fitness Training

  • Work Experience (Lake District, Kielder Forest, local Outdoor Adventure Centres)

  • Organising Sports Events

Examples of national governing body (NGB): –

  • NICAS 1-4 (climbing)

  • Go Mountain Biking Proficiency Award

  • Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

  • National Navigators and/or BEL Award

  • RYA Powerboating Level 1

  • RYA Personal Water Craft Safety

  • BCU 1-3 Star Awards Kayaking/Canoeing

This BTEC qualification has been developed to meet employment opportunities in the Outdoor Education and Adventure industry.  It gives learners the opportunity to enter employment, join an apprenticeship or progress to higher education (University). Employment within outdoor education, sports leadership, coaching and outdoor adventure instructing is a common pathway for students. 

This programme will progress learners onto:

  • Higher level qualifications

  • University

  • Apprenticeship schemes

  • Employment

  • Canoe journey down the River Wear
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