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Extended Diploma in Outdoor Adventure Education

Level 3 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Would you like to work in the outdoor adventure sports industry? Our Level 3 outdoor adventure sports course is the perfect opening course to start your career as an instructor. This programme is all about immersing you in the outdoor industry and developing the essential and advanced skills that you will need to excel. Let us work with you to develop the key skills and qualities required to succeed in this exciting world of outdoor adventure education. Practical learning in the outdoors, is the best way to success in this industry. Our course will have you learning outside the classroom, guided by highly experienced instructors and lecturers. You will have access to all of the latest sports equipment and the best outdoor sports venues, coaches and lecturers in the county. When you are in the classroom, you will be educated on industry leading guidelines on theory, safety and performance. There is no better place to learn than at Duchy College. Our outdoor leadership syllabus covers • Experience in a wide range of outdoor activities • Developing your skills as a sports coach • Leadership as an outdoor instructor • Understanding the outdoor business sector • Employment in the outdoor industry • Managing risk • Keeping people safe in the outdoors In addition to understanding the essentials in this industry you will investigate; • How the body and mind cope alongside adventure sport • Fitness as a contributor towards personal development • planning and delivering engaging outdoor activities, and • Leadership styles to the most out of your clients. When you’re not in the classroom, our highly experienced instructors will have you out and about for a whole day of practical activity one day a week, throughout the academic calendar. All this and more Throughout the course we will also invite you to participate in range of adventurous challenges. A few on your must-do list should be; • Snowdonia National Park experience week • Navigation expeditions on Dartmoor • Canoeing expeditions on the Fal River • Rock Climbing and abseiling experiences • Mountain Biking Trails, and much more About the campus As a student you will have access to our on-site gym and sports hall. You will also benefit from being situated in one of the best placed college campuses for outdoor activities anywhere in the UK.

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Diploma in Outdoor Adventure Education

Level 2 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


If you’ve ever thought of working in the outdoor industry either in the UK or abroad, then this is the course for you and an ideal introduction into the exciting world of outdoor adventure education. The first (and best) thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about practical learning – you’ll be spending a lot of time outside the classroom, developing skills and experience in a wide range of outdoor activities, alongside developing your leadership and coaching skills. You’ll be looking at everything associated with being employed in the outdoor industry: from managing risks and keeping groups and yourself safe in the outdoors, looking at how the body works and what the fitness requirements are to overcome challenges and complete expeditions through to developing your own coaching and leadership style that will help you get the most out of the people you work with. As well as our on-site facilities which include a gym and sports hall, you’ll also benefit from being situated in one of the best placed college campuses for outdoor activities anywhere in the UK. Our highly experienced instructors will have you out and about for a whole day of practical activity one day a week all year. We will provide access to equipment and training that means rather than sitting in a classroom every day you could be out paddling on lakes and rivers, climbing on indoor and outdoor routes, ripping up trails on a mountain bike, navigating over Dartmoor or Bodmin and even catching the odd wave. As a Level 2 course, this diploma is all about introducing you to the outdoor industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced outdoor and sports coaches and instructors, who are there to give you the very best start to your career.

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Watersports Instructor Diploma

Level 3 • Full-time • Falmouth Marine School


This is a unique course which is perfect for anyone who loves spending time outdoors and taking part in sports. The aim is to prepare students for a career in the watersports and wider outdoor industry. Students spend 75% of their time at Sithians Lake developing their personal and coaching skills in sailing, windsurfing, paddleboarding and kayaking. Students also have the opportunity to complete NGB qualifications to allow them to instruct a range of watersports such as RYA dinghy instructor, RYA windsurf instructor, Outdoor first aid, Powerboart Level 2, paddleboard instructor etc. (These additional courses may include a fee to cover the costs of certification and external trainers).

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