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Rockley College offers a unique environment in which to continue with your studies. The perfect combination of practical and classroom based teaching, a stunning campus location, an experienced and passionate team of teachers and excellent facilities, makes this course ideal for those who want a more exciting approach to learning. Read on for more reasons why you should make Rockley College your number one choice:

You study at the beach!

All our courses are based at our Rockley Point campus. As a working watersports centre, a course with us feels very different to a traditional college environment. With excellent facilities and equipment and direct access to the beach, this truly is a unique college environment.

You’ve got options

Our courses prepare you for an exciting future. So, whether you decide to progress to university or go on to pursue a career in the outdoor, leisure or sport industry you will be confident that the skills and knowledge you have acquired with us will help get you there. 

Instructor Training Programme

Our optional training programme allows you to up-skill and work towards a range of National Governing Body and in-house qualifications in both water and land based activities. This part of the programme is free to all our learners.

Real life learning

Everything we do at Rockley is based on real life situations. You will be immersed in a work environment allowing you to further develop your understanding of the outdoor industry. This type of practical learning perfectly compliments the classroom teaching.

We love trips

We believe in applying learning and we do this by getting on the water, getting outside and by doing. Visits include our sister site - Buddens Activity Centre in the Purbecks, Moors Valley, Upton Country Park and the local dry ski slope.

Work experience

We strongly believe in our students learning through doing and they can work alongside our instructors throughout the course. All students also complete a period of work experience in the summer term with placements at any of our French or UK Centres. 

Our timetable

You won’t be in every day and when you are, you’ll be in for a full day rather than needing to travel in for one lesson here and there. This helps you manage your time more effectively at home to complete your coursework as well as saving you money on travel.

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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