St Davids College


Sport and Outdoor Activities - BTEC Level 3

Exam Body

Pearson (BTEC Level 3 1.5 A Levels)

Head of Department

For our Year 12 and 13 pupils, we offer a BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sport and Outdoor Activities.

This course has been designed for post-16 learners who wish to gain employment in any sector of the Outdoor Activity industry. It might also be an attractive option to pupils who might not be considering employment in the Outdoor Activities sector, but have a strong personal interest in Outdoor Activities and have a desire to explore the subject further.

Combined with other Level 3 subjects, this qualification supports progression to a range of higher education courses, as well as various training and apprenticeship schemes in the sector. Pupils will gain the underpinning knowledge, skills, and behaviours needed to work in the Sport and Outdoor Activities sector. Pupils will also focus on exploring factors affecting the outdoor sector and how to maintain health and safety, including in respect of the equipment and facilities required for participation in outdoor activities and their responsibilities to the environment in which they are operating.

The course is largely practical in nature, and we are lucky to be able to make use of some world-class venues right here on our doorstep. Activities through which the course is delivered might include paddlesports, sailing, climbing, mountaineering, and caving to name a few.

Course Content

The units taught on the course are:

  • • Personal Skills Development in Outdoor Activities
  • • Outdoor Activity Provision
  • • Expedition Experience
  • • Careers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry
  • • Health, Well-being and Sport
  • • Health and Safety Factors in Outdoor Learning
Ian Martin

Head of Department

Mr. Ian Martin

Head of Outdoor Education