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Extended Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure)

Course Code: C3103
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
23 Jun 19

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 will allow you to access University.   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, Sustainability in Outdoor Adventure, 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.


Career Opportunities / Progression

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at

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

All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session.


Tuition Fee


Fees relate to year one of this two–year course

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, outdoor adventure or youth work industry in careers such as outdoor education instructor, sports development assistant, health and physical activity co-ordinator, sports coach, youth worker 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

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