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Outdoor Adventure Sport (Level 3)


If you are interested in qualifications for a career in sport with a big focus on outdoor adventure, this is the course for you. Our Outdoor Adventure Sport course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to progress into a career in the outdoor industry or into further study. In year one learners may also achieve the 90 credit diploma.


During the Level 3 Diploma in Sport you will specialise in modules relating to outdoor adventure. Modules will include the study of anatomy and physiology, fitness and training and the environment. This course combines both theory and practical work, spending at least one day per week in the outdoors putting theory learnt into practice. Activities for adventure students may include some or all of the following, canoeing, mountain biking, kayaking, rock climbing, ropes courses, orienteering and mountain walking.

You also have the chance to attend several residential trips during the two years. You will also have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience and the course will also help with employment skills and/or university options.

Entry Requirements

Usually at least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (new GCSE grading levels 4 to 9) to include any 2 from English, Maths and Science with at least a grade D in the remaining subject. Alternatively a suitable Level 2 vocational qualification (Merit or above) with English and Maths at Level 2

Further Study

You could progress on to a degree course in a related subject such as sports science or outdoor education.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400