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.
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.
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.
“To change people’s lives by sharing our passion for the water and outdoors”
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.
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.
“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”
The timeline from now until you start with us in September is as follows:
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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:
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.”
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.”
Throw yourself into EVERY opportunity given to you, and work hard, because it’s all so worth it at the end!”
The Rockley BTEC really has changed my life and has given me the confidence to chase my dreams!”
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!”
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!”
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.”