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Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure)

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Course overview

This one-year entry level course is equivalent to four GCSEs and covers all the elements required to get you started in the sport and outdoor adventure industry. This Level 2 course is perfect for someone who prefers a more practical approach to learning. 



Entry Criteria

Optional Training

Next Step

Below is a selection of example modules you will be studying during the course:

  • Participating in Sport
  • Outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate an activity session
  • Leading an outdoor activity session
  • Expedition Experience
  • Planning and running a Sports Event
  • Work experience in the sports industry

Five GCSEs at grade 3 and above ideally including English and Maths. You will need to be 16 years by 31st August and ready to start in September. We're looking for people with a passion for sport and outdoors. Ideally you will share our Rockley values and beliefs, demonstrate a can-do attitude, and have the desire to give it a go. 

A personal skill level in water and land-based activities is not required, you will receive full training.

If you do not pass English or Maths, you will be able to complete these alongside the course.

Our optional training programme allows you to up-skill and work towards a range of National Governing Body and in-house qualifications. We offer training in both water and land based activities. This part of the programme is free to all our learners and gives you the perfect opportunity to develop as an instructor and prepare for a career in the outdoor industry.

Activities include: sailing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, canoeing, kayaking, powerboating, bell boating, raft building, high / low ropes, climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, walking, orienteering, rifle shooting, tunnelling, tomahawk throwing, archery, team building, expeditions, bushcraft and many more.

After this course, the majority of students continue with their studies at Rockley College, progressing on to our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure). This course enables you to gain further knowledge of the sport and outdoor adventure industry and gain further RYA water and land-based qualifications as part of our optional Instructor Training Programme.

Key information

Course duration

1 year, September start

Age requirement

16 years by 31st August

Entry criteria

Five GCSEs at grade 3 and above


A passion for sport and the outdoors


Rockley Point | BH15 4RW

What our students think

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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