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Poole BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure)


Real Education. Real Qualifications. Real Future.

Our BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport with Outdoor Adventure programme is a unique and dedicated course that has been designed to help students build a career in the outdoors industry specialising in watersports. 

Whether you’re an aspiring Olympian, the next big entrepreneur or looking to go to a top university, this course has something for you. BTEC courses are high quality, hands-on qualifications grounded in the real world of work. You will learn by doing, and develop valuable employability skills that you will use throughout your future career or progression into university.

Where can you train for the BTEC L3 Extended Diploma in Sport Course with Rockley?

Rockley have been running the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure) Course from our UK flagship centre at Rockley Point in Poole but we are pleased to announce that we will be offering this course at our Birmingham based centre at Bartley Sailing Club in the near future - watch this space. The BTEC L3 Sport (Outdoor Adventure) course will start at our Poole location in September 2019.

For more information and an application form please contact the BTEC L3 Extended Dipoma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure) team by email or by calling 01202 677 272, or click on the handy links below.

NEW COURSE - Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Outdoors) 

This brand new one year course combines theory units, practical activities and employer valued professional National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications. This unique course has been designed to enable candidates to start their career in the outdoors and leisure industry. The entry criteria is; four GCSE’s at grade 3 and above, an interest and/or experience of watersports and outdoor adventure and you need to be 16 years of age by 31st August to start in September. Click here for further details.

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Why Rockley BTEC?

  • Equivalent to 3 A-levels
  • Outdoor studying
  • Amazing work opportunity
  • Route to University
  • BTEC boosts lifetime earnings by £92,000
  • Unique course
  • Work abroad
  • Industry recognised qualifications

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Poole Open Events

2019 Dates

Our Open Events are the perfect opportunity to find out more about Rockley Watersports and the courses we offer.

At our Open Events you can:

  • Visit our interactive stands to find out everything you need about the course
  • ​Take a tour of our campus, checking out our specialist learning facilities, watersports equipment and cafe
  • Get free, impartial careers advice for your future
  • Find out about our great student perks including free travel plan (for full time learners) and bursary schemes
  • Meet current students and get a feel for College life
  • Apply on the day for a course and be interviewed and offered a place there and then!

These events are absolutely FREE but please ensure you book online - click here or contact the office on 01202 677272 to book your place.

  • Next Open Event - 23rd November 2019, 25th January, 28th March 2020

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Why Rockley

This course gives you the flexibility to personally tailor your own education in sport and specifically watersports. It means you can pursue the areas you’re really interested in and gain practical skills that you’ll use throughout your life. Not only that, you’ll get hands-on experience of real-world scenarios, and be taught by industry specialists with a wealth of experience. 


“Insight and knowledge of your chosen career, increasing your employability”

“The opportunity to follow your passion and ambition, not just follow the crowd”

“Confidence and leadership skills to apply what you know in practice”

“Meet and study alongside ambitious, passionate and inspirational people – just like you”

Our Course


Keep an open mind and push yourself. It is both a very enjoyable and rewarding course when you put your mind to it - you really can achieve great things.

Gemma Norman


The course allows you to learn practically, it offers some great opportunities and is a gateway to an industry which can open so many doors for the future. You'll have a great time with a great bunch of people.

Jacob Bennett


Throw yourself into EVERY opportunity given to you, and work hard, because it’s all so worth it at the end!

Maddison-Lucy Hain


The Rockley BTEC really has changed my life and has given me the confidence to chase my dreams!

Charlotte Moors


This course as it has enabled me to try things I never would have before, meet new people and make friends, gain qualifications and employment and have the experience of a life time!

Toby Coffin


If you are in to outdoor sports, watersports or land activities, get out as much as you can! Spend lots of time on the water and keep up with the course work and you’ll get the qualifications you need while having a lot of fun!

Kyro Miller


I’ve really improved as a person and have grown in confidence massively. I’ve learnt how to communicate more effectively with others and the value of working as part of a team.

James Anken

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