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Sixth Form Open Event 24th June 2020, 17:30-19:30

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BTEC & Education

Real Education. Real Qualifications. Real Future.

A huge welcome from all of us at Rockley Education. This is where your Sixth Form adventure really begins! With two courses to choose from, we have lots to offer you and get you started in your career in sport. 

Our BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport with Outdoor Adventure programme is a unique and dedicated course that has been designed to help students build a career in the outdoors industry specialising in watersports. 

Career in Sport

Why not combine your passion for watersports and the outdoors with a full-time education and development programme?  Come and join us and benefit from an outstanding learning and teaching experience which will push you to achieve your best and set you on the path to establishing yourself within the industry.

Who are Rockley?

We are one of the UK’s Leading Watersports and Outdoor Adventure Providers and we live and breathe watersports and the outdoors. We have been operating for over 40 years now and been delivering our highly successful BTEC course now for 10 years.

Our Vision 

“To change people’s lives by sharing our passion for the water and outdoors”

Your Programme

At Rockley you will complete a qualification in Sport, participate in sports training and activities, tutorials, work experience and, if applicable, English and maths. You will have the option of two courses depending on your GCSE grades, this being Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport and Outdoor Activities or NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Outdoors). 

The course focuses on Outdoor Adventurous Activities covering Land-based, Water-based and Alternative Activities. You will take park in sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, powerboating and stand up paddle boarding. On land, you will go on expeditions, walking, mountain biking, team building, initiative exercises, navigation, take part in orienteering and have the opportunity to go climbing. For Alternative activities, you will have the opportunity to go surfing, coasteering, take part in archery, bush craft, high ropes or go skiing / snowboarding.

Work Experience

All students complete work experience with Rockley in the summer term and placements are predominantly in France at one of our 3 Centres. There’s not many courses were you get to complete a placement abroad for your work experience and this is one the things that gets mentioned year after year by our students as one of the highlights. Likewise, throughout the year we run numerous events and sessions where students have the option to get involved and help out. This again, helps them develop the skills ready for work making them more employable.

Your Future!

“Whatever you think you might want to do or you know you want to do, the experience to be gained from our programme is priceless”

“The people skills, life skills, confidence to be gained, friends to be made, experiences to be had are all highly valuable and will make you a far more interesting and employable candidate in whatever career path you follow in the future”

Let’s Get Your Sixth Form Adventure Started….

The timeline from now until you start with us in September is as follows: 

Application - Complete an Application Form and send it back to us.

Interview - Meet with a member of our team to discuss your education options Today!

Conditional offer - Issued a conditional offer, pending your GCSE results and a suitable reference

Confirmation - Receive and accept your place 

Taster session - Come along to a Taster Event

GCSE results day - Enrolment and formal offer!

September - Start your course at Rockley, CONGRATULATIONS!

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Why Choose Rockley?

  • Real life working Outdoor Adventure Centre
  • Work experience
  • Outdoor Adventure Trips
  • Our courses give you two options -
    BTEC L3 Sport (Outdoor Adventure)
    Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Outdoor Adventure)
  • Gain qualifications for a job
  • Have a direct progression route to University

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Poole Open Events

2020 Dates

Unfortunately due to the current situation, we have decided to cancel the March and May Open Events. We look forward, however to seeing you at our event scheduled for 24th June, 17:30-19:30.

Our Open Events are the perfect opportunity to find out more about Rockley Watersports and the courses we offer.

At our Open Events you can:

  • Visit our interactive stands to find out everything you need about the course
  • ​Take a tour of our campus, checking out our specialist learning facilities, watersports equipment and cafe
  • Get free, impartial careers advice for your future
  • Find out about our great student perks including free travel plan (for full time learners) and bursary schemes
  • Meet current students and get a feel for College life
  • Apply on the day for a course and be interviewed and offered a place there and then!

These events are absolutely FREE but please ensure you book online - click here or contact the office on 01202 677272 to book your place.

  • Next Open Event - 24th June, 17:30 - 19:30

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Why Rockley

This course gives you the flexibility to personally tailor your own education in sport and specifically watersports. It means you can pursue the areas you’re really interested in and gain practical skills that you’ll use throughout your life. Not only that, you’ll get hands-on experience of real-world scenarios, and be taught by industry specialists with a wealth of experience. 


“Insight and knowledge of your chosen career, increasing your employability”

“The opportunity to follow your passion and ambition, not just follow the crowd”

“Confidence and leadership skills to apply what you know in practice”

“Meet and study alongside ambitious, passionate and inspirational people – just like you”

Our Course


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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