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Extended Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure)

Course Code: C3103
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 11 Sep 17
End Date: 17 Jun 18

This exciting new course in Outdoor Adventure is a unique study pathway in Northern Ireland and will allow you combine theoretical study with practical activities in outdoor and adventurous activities.  This is a two year programme which is equivalent to three A Levels. Students may elect to leave after one year gaining a 90 credit diploma which is equivalent to three AS Levels.   This course would be suitable for those with a keen interest in pursuing a career in outdoor adventure.  It would also be suitable for those with an interest in physical education, sport coaching, youth work and leadership. You will study a range of practical and theoretical units including:

Anatomy and Physiology,  Fitness Testing and Training,  Sports Coaching, Physical Education
Equipment and Facilities for Outdoor and Adventurous Activities, Leading Water based Activities and
Leading Land-based Activities, Practical Sport, Leadership  and Work Based Learning.
As part of the course of study you will have the opportunity to undertake a range of different practical activities including: Hill walking, Orienteering, Mountain Biking, Climbing and Canoeing, with the potential to gain recognised instructing qualifications in some of these activities.

There is a £130 fee for the outdoor adventure residential and introductory instructing awards.
This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.

This course session is currently closed for enrolment/applications – it may be offered at a later date – please continue to check our website for updates.

Career Opportunities / Progression

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria.

Preference may be given to those who hold a Level 2 Literacy or Numeracy qualification in addition to science at Level 2.


Tuition Fee


There is a £130 fee for the outdoor adventure residential and introductory instructing awards.

All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Important Information

Opportunities and Progression
Progression to year two of the extended diploma in sport (outdoor adventure) programme is subject to satisfactory completion of year one.    Successful students also have the opportunity to seek employment in the sport, leisure and recreation industry in careers such as outdoor education instructor, sports development assistant, fitness consultant, health and physical activity co-ordinator, sports coach or leisure centre assistant, or progress to higher education courses such as the HND in Sports Coaching and Development, HND in Sports and Exercise Science or Foundation Degree in Health, Physical Activity and Sport in addition to an honours degree at university

Contact Information

Department Secretary, tel: 028 90265332 or email: [email protected]