Course at a glance
For students interested in careers in public service, fitness or outdoor activities, this course combines lectures and guest speaker talks with a range of practical training including outdoor pursuits, site visits and work experience. You’ll develop skills in areas including leadership, problem-solving, teamwork and communication.
4 GCSEs 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 learn through lectures, talks from guest speakers, visits, practical sport fitness and leadership sessions, outdoor activities and work-related experience. Work is assessed continually throughout the course.
- Leadership skills
- Working in the public services
- Outdoor adventurous activities and expeditions
- Practical sports leadership
- Fitness and training
- Residential trips
- Work Experience
- Employability skills
- English and maths
Why Study With Us?
- Theory learning enhanced through practical delivery
- Residential week
- Range of practical outdoor activities including climbing, high ropes, bush craft skills
- Opportunities to be involved with college sports teams
- Develop leadership skills
4 GCSEs 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.
The study programme paves the way for further study at Level 3 in sport, outdoor adventure or public services or employment within the relevant sectors.
- Work at outdoor activity centres
- Work within the public services sector (e.g. Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, Fire Service etc)
- Sports leader
- Fitness instructor
- Sports coach
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 65 hours of work placement with a business, particularly one that specialises in customer-facing services.
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.
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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