Outdoor Education

Curriculum Area for Outdoor Education

 

Staff:

Mrs J Murray-Brown (JMB) BEd – Assistant Headteacher, EVC, Outdoor Education
Mr D Ellis (DE)BA (Hons) – Teacher of ICT and Outdoor Education

WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

Do you have a passion for the great outdoors?  Are you hardy and able to cope in all types of weather – and still keep smiling?  Then this could be the course for you.  This option is designed for students who are already involved or would like to get involved in outdoor pursuits and who wish to follow a programme with a high practical content, whilst extending their personal, social and organisational development.  The course will prepare you for work in the dynamic world of the outdoor adventure industry.

 

WHAT WILL I  LEARN?

This course will provide experiences and in depth knowledge of :-

  • Outdoor adventure experiences
  • Camp craft
  • Expedition
  • Navigation
  • Climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Industry standard safety procedures
  • Risk
  • Safety procedures
  • Mountain biking
  • Orienteering

 

Modules covered:

  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Fitness Testing and Training
  • Expedition Experience
  • Leadership of Outdoor Adventurous Activities
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Effects of Exercise on the Body System
  • Development of Personal Fitness
  • Injury in Sport

 

HOW WILL MY LEARNING BE ASSESSED?

The course is assessed through assignments and practical experiences.  There is no final examination.

 

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?

Talk to Mr Ellis or Mrs Murray Brown for more information.

Check out the Edexcel website at www.edexcel.org.uk

In addition you could ask older students studying the course.

 

WHAT QUALIFICATION WILL I GET?

BTEC First Diploma in Outdoor Education (Level 2).  (This qualification is equivalent to 4 GCSE grades A*-C)

 

EXPECTATIONS

That all students will be motivated and take part in all practical activities.  Students will be expected to have a mature attitude, work as a team and support others.

 

BE AWARE that this course often runs until 4.30pm.  Therefore, students will need to arrange alternative transport home.

 

PROGRESSION AND POSSIBLE CAREER PATHS,

Outdoor Education has developed in recent times as an industry in its own right.  Current professionals can become members of the Institute of Outdoor Learning after progressing through school, college and university.  Careers are available in teaching at various levels as well as management of Outdoor Centres and Instructing for holiday providers such as Nielson and Sunsail.

 

 

 

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