Our beautiful, spacious surroundings will allow you to develop your outdoor education skills

Working in the outdoor adventure sports industry means you’ll always be part of a huge team effort – whether it’s providing activities such as raft-building, kayaking and mountain biking to school and youth groups, working in corporate training or as a sports development officer.

You’ll be able to specialise in subjects including water and land-based outdoor and adventurous activities, expeditions, sports coaching, training and fitness.

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Part-time courses

For more details about our Part-time courses please use the links below:

Click here for courses at our Bedford or Shuttleworth campuses

Click here for courses at our Northamptonshire campuses

Courses we offer

Level 2 Study Programme

Outdoor Adventure Intermediate Level 2 (find out more)

Level 3 Study Programme
  • Outdoor Adventure Advanced Level 3 Specialist Diploma (find out more)
  • Outdoor Adventure Advanced Level 3 Extended Diploma (find out more)
What will I be doing?

Course Overview

Course Structure & Expectations

Course Structure
Your full-time Further Education course will consist of a study programme. This means that alongside your industry-recognised qualification, you’ll also study English and maths and improve your personal and employability skills. In short, your study programme will provide you with:

  • A nationally-recognised qualification
  • English and maths skills
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills
  • Study skills
  • Employability skills

Our Higher Education programmes can be studied either full-time for two days per week or part-time one day per week. Teaching methods include lectures, practical sessions, group work, tutorials and workshops. In addition, substantial learning resources and support material are available online for home study.


  • Attend punctually and regularly
  • Work hard and complete all work within specified deadlines
  • Participate in class activity and discussions
  • Take responsibility for your own learning
  • Treat everyone with respect
Ready to apply?

What happens next?

Applying for a study programme with The Bedford College Group is simple.

Next steps