Level 3 Diplomas in

Sport and Outdoor Activities

Leading to a Diploma or Extended 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?

  • Careers in the Sport and Activity Leisure Industry
  • Health, Wellbeing and Sport
  • Personal Skills Development in Outdoor Activities
  • Health and Safety Factors in Outdoor Learning
  • Outdoor Activity Provision
  • Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
  • Applied Leadership and Instructing in Outdoor Activities
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Length of the course

  • 2 years, full-time

Entry requirements

  • Typically 4 GCSEs at grade 4 (including maths and English), or a Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject. 
  • A genuine interest and experience in adventurous activities

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Outdoor instructor in Britain or abroad
  • Outdoor education teacher in schools or outdoor centres
  • Lead groups at home and abroad in the adventure tourism sector
  • Professional athlete in the adventure industry
  • Adventure sports retailer
  • Adventure sports coach
  • Adventure training instructor in the armed services
  • Expedition leader
  • Sports physiology
  • Sports nutrition
  • Sports equipment development
  • Adventure tourism

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