BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport - Outdoor Adventure

WHAT DOES THE SUBJECT INCLUDE?
The Diploma will provide you with the opportunity to build on knowledge obtained from Level 2 studies and further enhance your knowledge and understanding in the world of outdoor activities. Practical sessions form an important aspect of the course enabling you to develop skills that are needed to perform outdoor techniques and accurately navigate yourself to certain points in the outdoors. Theory sessions help with underpinning knowledge related to the work that is done in practical sessions.
 
WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE?
The course is made up of 180 credits over 2 years, with units being valued at either 5 or 10 credits. Each of which is assessed by a range of methods including written assessments, role play, presentations and practical activities.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
5 GCSE’s at C grade or a Level 2 Sports qualification at pass grade. Students are required to be self-motivated, disciplined and to take a degree of responsibility for their own learning.
 
WHAT QUALIFICATION WILL I GAIN IF I SUCCESSFULLY
COMPLETE THE COURSE?

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure)

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?
Learners will need to be prepared with writing materials, ring binders to keep work together and outdoor kit for practical sessions that will take in water and land.
 
HOW CAN I PREPARE MYSELF BEFORE THE COURSE BEGINS?
Sports kit with the College logo will be required. It is available online at Fortis Sports. Search for North Shropshire College when on their website and then select the required kit. It is recommended that students purchase two polo shirts, a couple of tee-shirts for practical lessons and a hooded top or sweat top. Rain jackets are also highly advisable for this course. Various excursions are organised throughout the year as part of the core course content and to enhance the student’s overall experience at college with costs being kept to a minimum.
*You may be able to get help with the costs from the College’s Learner Support Fund. More details are available from the Student Services team.
 
 
WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?
Successful completion provides the opportunity to gain the equivalent of 3 A Levels which can lead students onto Higher Education (University) or employment in an outdoor adventure establishment or within the Sport, Leisure and Recreation sectors.
 
ARE THERE ANY EXTRA COSTS?
All sports students not doing a scholarship are required to pay a compulsory £30 for an additional Sports Leaders qualification. On enrolment students are asked to make a voluntary contribution of £20 towards the costs of running their course over the academic year. Scholarship students will contribute towards their kit and fitness/club fees.
 
HOW DO I APPLY/JOIN THIS COURSE?
You can complete the application form online by visiting the College’s website www.nsc.ac.uk. If you have any questions about the application process, you can call the College Admissions Team on 01691 688080 or email admissions@nsc.ac.uk.
 
Once we have received your application, you will be invited to come to one of the College campuses and meet with a member of our teaching team. You can ask any questions you have, usually at this meeting we will offer you a place on the course you have applied for.

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