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)
HNC/HND
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.

Expectations

  • 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
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Ready to apply?

What happens next?

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

Next steps