Adventure, Sport & Public Services
The outdoors is our playground
Whether you’re a walker, hiker, climber, camper, mountain biker, paddler or extreme sports fanatic, what we’re interested in is helping you develop your outdoor skills and at the same time get a qualification that’ll lead to work (or further study)… and work begets money, begets new toys… and we all know that new kayak, bike, climbing equipment etc will boost your enjoyment.
All adventure students spend 1 day a week doing adventure sports and building the skills needed to lead groups in the outdoors (additional NGB qualifications may be required).
For the adventure of your life!
These courses are designed for anyone with a spirit for adventure and a real passion for the great outdoors. Our college locations offer easy access to the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District National Park, where theory can well and truly be put into practice! The courses we offer in this section can lead to careers in the sport industry, related businesses and the uniformed public services.
Qualifications for anyone looking for a career in sport, with a big focus on Outdoor Adventure. You will learn through a mix of both practical and classroom sessions and have the opportunity to gain experience and develop skills in a number of different outdoor activities. You will also have the opportunity to go on college excursions which may include surfing in Cornwall, Mountaineering in Snowdonia, or river canoeing.
Uniformed Public Services
Our Public Services courses are designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to gain employment in the uniformed or armed services, including the Police, fire or Ambulance Services, Armed forces, Coastguard and Rescue Services, HM Customs Service, Prison and Security Services. You will also have the opportunity to go on college excursions.
Our football development centre offers students the opportunity to combine academic sporting qualifications with practical skills development, coaching and competitive fixtures. The courses are designed for students wishing to develop a comprehensive overview of the sports industry with a specific focus on the game. Tutors include Billy Miller, Manager of Evo-Stik League Northern Premier First Division North side Harrogate Railway Athletic F.C. who reached the FA Cup 2nd Round proper in recent years. Billy also works extensively at the Manchester united Soccer Schools. Andy Halliday, is another FA Level 3 coach and FA Referee Licensed Instructor, who officiates as an assistant referee on the Barclays Premier League and starts his eighth season.