Level 2 Diploma

Adventure Sports

If you love outdoor adventure and would like to work in the industry, this course is a great introduction for your career. Modules are structured to help build your confidence ready to become a successful leader in outdoor and adventurous activities.  

A good proportion of teaching will be delivered through practical sessions including rock climbing, , canoeing, kayaking, mountain walking, camping and sailing

Course includes

What will I study?

  • Physical activity, health and wellbeing 
  • Physical preparation and readiness for sport and physical activity 
  • Inclusivity, diversity and equality in delivering sport and physical activity 
  • Leading sport and physical activity sessions (outdoor activities) 
  • Customer service in sport and physical activity 
  • Components and principles of fitness training  for sport and physical activity 
  • Practical Sport (land and water based outdoor activities) 
  • Assisting sports coaching (outdoor activities) 
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Work in a sport shop
  • Work at a leisure club
  • Work at outdoor activity centres
  • Good preparation for public services
  • Apprentice instructor
Additional qualifications

NGB Qualification that you can access during your course: 

  • Hill and mountain skills* 
  • Training and assessment for the Lowland Leader award* 
  • Training and assessment for the Climbing Wall award* 
  • ITC outdoor first aid course (16 hours)* 
  • Training and assessment for the British Canoe Union 2 star award* 
  • The British Canoe Union foundation safety and rescue training* 
  • Training and assessment for the British Canoe Union 3 star award* 
  • Training and assessment for the Royal Yachting Association level 1 and 2 dinghy sailing awards* 
  • Training and assessment for the Royal Yachting Association level 1 and 2 power boat awards* 
  • Training and assessment for the single pitch award* 

 * Additional costs for certification and registration with the relevant awarding body  

There are also other qualifications that may be available at an extra cost: 

  • Level 2 bushcraft course 
  • Archery instructor award 
  • British Canoe Union (UKCC) level 1 coach award 
  • British Canoe Union (UKCC) level 2 coach award (training) 
  • Royal Yachting Association dinghy instructor 
  • Mountain leader award (Summer) training and assessment 
  • Mountain biking instructors award scheme (MIAS) level 2 and  3 course 

There are also a range of residential visits, some that are part of the course and some that are available as an extra: 

  • Conway Centre 
  • Mountain residentials 
  • Expeditions 
  • Rhona Trust – sail training voyage 
  • Winter skills 
  • Ski/snowboard trip 
Duke of Edinburgh

We are now offering the Gold Duke of Edinburgh award across college to all students. If you are between the ages of 16-25 you can sign up to Duke of Edinburgh here at Reaseheath.

Useful information

How much will this course cost?

If you are under 19 on 31st August 2018 the tuition fees and exam costs are free for our courses. If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay a fee.

You may also be required to pay costs associated with study tours or additional qualifications.

For more information on fees and to find out about what financial support may be available to you visit the student finance pages on our website.


Our college buses pick up over 1,400 students each day from a wide area. From September 2018 all college bus routes to Reaseheath will be FREE. To find a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.


At Reaseheath we have on-site residential accommodation for 785 students. If you are aged over 16 and studying on a full-time course you may apply for a residential place. Visit the accommodation pages on our website for more information.

How do I apply?

If you have found a course you are interested in and are in Year 11 or above you can apply now online. For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find out more information about this course on our FAQs page.

Student Profile
Lewis Burgess

Ambition: Martial arts instructor 

School: Home educated 

Age: 17

A keen member of the Chiryoku Kempo Jujitsu Club Lewis moved onto a full time apprenticeship there as soon as he completed his college course and is now training as a martial arts instructor.

Part of his apprenticeship involves studying anatomy and physiology, and in particular how these relate to the moves in his sport. Fortunately Lewis enjoys sports science and feels he received a good grounding in these subjects during his Level 2 course with us, along with studying functional skills.

He’s also had a great time kayaking, canoeing, climbing and tackling our high ropes course.

Lewis says: “The best thing about Reaseheath is the great atmosphere. The lecturers are friendly and helpful and I made some good friends with the students on my course.”