Course at a glance
Tap into your love of the great outdoors with this programme, which explores a range of adventure activities, as well as the public services sector and sports leadership. With a mixture of classroom and practical teaching, you’ll also develop teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills.
at grade 3 (old GCSE grade D) or above to include two from English, Maths and Science, with at least a grade 2 (old GCSE grade E) in the remaining subject. Alternatively a suitable Level 1 vocational qualification with English and Maths at Level 1.
Cost for students aged Under 19
for students over the age of 19 please contact us
You will study generic sport units and also specialise in modules relating to outdoor adventure. This course combines both theory and practical work, spending at least one day per week in the outdoors putting theory learnt into practice.
- Sport leadership
- Fitness and training
- Residential trips
- Employability skills
- English and maths
at grade 3 (old GCSE grade D) or above to include two from English, Maths and Science, with at least a grade 2 (old GCSE grade E) in the remaining subject.
Alternatively a suitable Level 1 vocational qualification with English and Maths at Level 1.
You could progress on to our Level 3 Outdoor Adventure Sport course and upon successful completion, apply to our degree/foundation degree course in outdoor education or other sports related subject.
This course can prepare you for employability in the sport, leisure or outdoor industry.
Progression and Development Sessions
All students enrolled on a Level 2 or Level 3 course will be required to attend Progression and Development sessions every week. These sessions will cover a wide range of topics from careers and employability, British Values and equality and diversity to essential life skills such as mental health and wellbeing, drugs and alcohol and personal safety.
You will be required to complete 30 hours of work placement with a relevant industry-related business.
You can either seek a placement and work with our Work Placement Advisers who can sign off on your provided placement or a placement can be assigned to you by our Careers and Employability Team.
So you are prepared as you can be for this course, a quick reminder about PPE (personal protective equipment) required. For the practical work, you will need sports clothing and suitable clothing for outdoor activities such as warm layers, waterproof jacket, footwear for walking and a rucksack.
You will be informed of course trips and costs at the start of the term.
For classroom lessons, standard stationery for notes and USB stick are required.
York is one of the College's two residential campuses and is located just four miles from York city centre. At York we offer a full range of subject areas and levels including Apprenticeships, Level 1-3 Diplomas, Foundation, Top Up and BSc Honours Degrees.
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