This is our flagship course and our most popular. With 18 units, it really covers the depth and breadth of the skills, knowledge and understanding required to work in the Sports and Outdoor Adventure Industry. This two-year Advanced Level 3 Extended Diploma course is equivalent to three A-Levels and carries UCAS points and is therefore suitable for progression to university.
Below is a selection of example modules you will be studying during the course:
Year 1 – Skills Builder Year. You will cover topics including exercise, Health and Lifestyle, Principles & Practices in Outdoor Adventure, Practical Team Sports, Skills for Water-based Activities, Skills for Land-based Activities and Work Experience in Sport.
Year 2 – Instructor Ready. We will focus on lots of practical skills like Alternative Pursuits, Sports Injuries, Equipment and Facilities, Sports Coaching, Expeditions and Leading Land Based Activities and Leading Water Based Activities.
Five or more GCSEs, including English or Maths at grade 4 or above. 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 the 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 which is free to all our learners and gives you the 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 programme you can continue with your studies in sport at university, seek employment as an Outdoor Activity Instructor or apply for an apprenticeship - ask about Rockley's Apprenticeship Scheme. The staff will be happy to offer you help and guidance as you continue on to the next step of your adventure.
2 years, September start
16 years by 31st August
Five or more GCSEs, including English or Maths at grade 4 or above
A passion for sport and the outdoors
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