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Watersports training & holidays

BTEC LEVEL 3 SPORT (OUTDOOR ADVENTURE) • Equivalent to 3 ‘A’ levels • Fully funded for 16-18 year olds






GAIN a BTEC Level 3 worth 3 ‘A’ Levels ACHIEVE industry recognised instructor


WORK as a professional at one of our

centres in France or the UK

SUCCEED as being an integral member of the staff team

Your Classroom

YOUR ACADEMY Rockley Academy, offers the BTEC Level 3 Sport (Outdoor Adventure) with a special emphasis on the practical approach to studying to achieve success. As an RYA (Royal Yachting Association) recognised training centre, Rockley Academy will draw on the considerable experience of its team to provide training and internationally recognised qualifications across a range of outdoor adventure disciplines.

As well as offering a high level of vocational training, the BTEC also gives you a direct route to University or gives you the skills and qualifications that you require to go straight into employment. For those who strive for a learning experience which is not confined to the classroom, this hands-on course really does allow you to develop the skills you need to get on in life. Engaging and

Rockley Academy is located on the shores of beautiful Poole Harbour and is the premier provider of watersports and outdoor education courses in the UK.

inspiring, these work-related qualifications are suitable for a wide range of ages and abilities. They provide a practical, real-world approach to learning without sacrificing any of the essential subject theory. BTEC’s give students the skills they need to either move on to higher education or go straight into employment. The unique BTEC course offered by Rockley has been designed to provide qualifications that will enable students to build a career in the outdoor and leisure industry specialising in watersports.

BUILD YOUR CAREER BTEC L3 Sport (Outdoor Adventure) can lead to




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How Will I Learn?

BTEC L3 SPORT The BTEC Level 3 Sport is a 2 year full time course that is equivalent to 3 ‘A’ Levels and represents the ultimate vocational course. Our BTEC L3 combines theory units, practical activities and employer valued, professional National Governing Body (NGB) qualifications. This unique course has been designed to enable candidates to build a career in the outdoor and leisure industry and/or access a university degree.

Learning will take place at Rockley Point, the Company’s flagship centre based in Poole. The course encompasses NGB Instructor qualifications and is a very practical course which includes work experience in France (subject to interview and application process). You will study 3 days per week over the 2 year course.

COURSE UNITS COVERED Principles of Anatomy & Physiology in Sport The Physiology of Fitness Assessing Risk in Sport Fitness Training & Programming Leadership in Sport


Principles & Practices in Outdoor Adventure Equipment & Facilities for OA Activities Sports Coaching

BTEC L3 (Equivalent to 3 ‘A’ Levels)


RYA Powerboat Level 2 RYA First Aid Certificate RYA Dinghy Instructor

Current Issues in Sport Organising Sports Events Physical Education & the Care of Children & Young People Work Experience in Sport

Standard 6th Form entry requirements

RYA Windsurfing Instructor

Students must have a minimum of 5 GCSE’s

RYA Sailing Level 1,2,3

grade C or above

RYA Seamanship Skills, Day Sailing,

At least a grade C in English and Maths

Sailing with Spinnakers, Start Racing &

No prior watersports experience required

Performance Sailing

A passion for outdoors and adventure

Beginner & Intermediate Windsurfing

Alternative Pursuits for Outdoor Adventure


RYA Safeguarding Course

Sports Facilities & Operational Management

Skills for Land-based OA Activities Skills for Water-based OA Activities Leading Land-based OA Activities Leading Water-based OA Activities Outdoor & Adventurous Expeditions




The BTEC L3 extended Diploma in Sport Outdoor Adventure gives you the opportunity to experience;

For anyone looking to make a career in the outdoors industry, these BTEC courses will provide the foundation on which a future career can be built.

- > Sailing - > Windsurfing

The outdoor activity industry in the UK currently employs in excess of 35,000 people and represents a revenue of ÂŁ3 billion. Employment opportunities are many and varied and range from management, training, engineering, electronics, manufacturing to brokerage, design, sales and marketing.

- > Powerboating - > Expedition - > Skiing - > Mountain Biking

The BTEC L3 can offer a direct route into University. The following are examples of University Degree courses that are open to successful students:

- > Climbing

- > Snowboarding

- > Kayaking

- > Hiking

- > Stand Up

- > Orienteering


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BEd PE Teaching Degree


BA (Hons) Watersports Studies

BA (Hons) Extreme Sport Management BA (Hons) Outdoor Adventure Management and Management

WHERE DOES IT LEAD? The BTEC Level 3 Sport (Outdoor Adventure) offered at Rockley Academy really does change lives. For some, they continue to pursue their passion and work within the watersports industry, for others it’s the stepping stone they need to get in to university and fulfil their career aspirations. Here are the real life stories of those who have been on our course over the years, proving that anything really is possible!


Sommer Then: Has been around the family yacht from a young age Now: RYA Dinghy, Windsurf, Powerboat and Multihull Instructor Experience: Worked a month at Le Lac Mimizan - one of Rockley’s centres in south west France Next: Worked a season for Alpine Elements in the French Alps and has been offered a job with Ocean Elements as a Dinghy Instructor in Greece. In the future she hopes to work on super yachts.

Then: Taster sessions in sailing, kayaking & windsurfing

Now: Qualified as an RYA Dinghy Instructor Experience: Worked a month at Le Lac Mimizan

- one of Rockley’s centres in south west France Next: Ashley is studying a BA (Hons) in Physical Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University

"The Rockley BTEC L3 Sport course was the perfect next step for me. It has given me the confidence I need to go to university and pursue a career in sport."”

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Luke Then: Love of sport but no previous watersports experience. Now: 1st Aid, PB2, Seamanship Skills, Level 2 Windsurf, BCU Level 1 Kayaking Experience: Worked a month at Le Lac Mimizan - one of Rockley’s centres in south west France Next: Plans to study Physical Education at Brighton University and hopes to work for Rockley during the summer.

Lana Then: KBKSA Kitesurfing Instructor and a national competitor. Keen wakeboarder & Stage 1 sailing Now: RYA Dinghy, Windsurf and Powerboat Instructor Experience: Worked at Poseidon kitesurfing school in Poole Harbour Next: Hopes to work on charter super yachts as a watersports instructor before setting up her own kitesurfing school.

"With all this invaluable experience I hope to one day open my own kitesurfing school."”


The BTEC is an inspirational course with so many opportunities available to us.


Sommer Bailey

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