Level 3 Diplomas in

Adventure Sports

Leading to an Extended Diploma, Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma

This action-packed training programme will put you on the right track for a career in the fast growing outdoor adventure industry.

You will develop your understanding of sports coaching, leadership and organising sporting events, as well as gain practical skills in key outdoor activities.

There’s also the opportunity to study industry-recognised qualifications in addition to the course, to help you stand out when it comes to job hunting.

What will I study?

  • Principles of anatomy and physiology (1/2 unit)
  • The physiology of fitness (1/2 unit)
  • Assessing risk in sport
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Leadership in sport
  • Principles and practices in outdoor adventure
  • Equipment and facilities for outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Sports coaching
  • Physical education and the care of young people
  • Sport as a business
  • Work experience in sport
  • Impact and sustainability in outdoor adventure
  • Research investigation
  • Outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Outdoor and adventurous expeditions
  • Skills for land-based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Skills for water-based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Leading land-based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Leading water-based outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Length of the course

  • 2 years, full-time

Entry requirements

  • At least 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English, Maths and Science or PE
  • Level 2 in Adventure Sport at Merit or equivalent Level 2 Diploma
  • A genuine interest and experience in adventurous activities

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Teaching
  • Work at outdoor activity centres
  • Work for equipment manufacturers and retailers
  • Leisure or holiday company work in Britain or abroad
  • The public and uniformed services
  • Sport industry
  • Adventure tourism industry

Student Profile
Emilia Jeffery
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Adventure Sports

“The course is assignment based, so very different from school, and everyone is here because they want to do it.”