Sport, Outdoor Adventure and Uniformed Protective Services Diploma Level 1 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course will appeal to those who enjoy learning in a practical environment and wish to study a course specifically focused on sport, outdoor education and protective services. It is designed to give you a taster of the three career pathways by developing these transferable skills and basic knowledge before progressing onto a selected Level 2 route.

To achieve the Level 1 qualification, you will study a selection of units which include:

  • Principles of anatomy and physiology
  • Principles of active, healthy living
  • Exploring personal health and fitness
  • Planning and delivery of sport/physical activity
  • Employability in the active leisure sector

Alongside the main qualification you will participate in our exciting BTC Advantage programme. You will undertake numerous enrichment activities and sessions that aim to develop confidence, build social skills and develop you as an individual, so that you will realise your own potential into progressing into further study.

Some of these activities may include:

  • Introduction to expedition skills
  • Practical teamwork
  • Working as a volunteer in the community
  • Outdoor activities like coasteering, archery and kayaking
  • First aid

There are amazing opportunities to take part in sporting tournaments and you can volunteer in the local community on fun projects. With your tutor’s support, volunteering work is designed to develop your confidence and communication skills.

Assessment Methods

Assessment takes place throughout the course and includes projects, practical demonstrations or assignments and a portfolio of evidence.

Progression Options

This course aims to prepare you to progress on to a Level 2 qualification in either sport, outdoor education or protective services.

Course Summary

Course Title Sport, Outdoor Adventure and Uniformed Protective Services Diploma Level 1
Entry Requirements

You need GCSEs in the 3 to 1 range or to have successfully completed an
Entry Level 3 qualification. You must have a keen interest in sport, outdoor
activities or public services and a positive attitude to learning.

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One of the things that drew me to study at BTC was the 999 Academy; a unique extra-curricular programme that the College runs in partnership with the emergency services and military. My most memorable academy experience was leading a water rescue with firefighters from Bridgwater Fire Station.

Harry Burrows -Level 3 Extended Diploma in Uniformed Public Services

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