Course type:

Level 2 Extended Certificate Sport (Outdoor Adventure)

If you have a strong interest in Sport, Outdoor Adventure, or Public Services, and you’re keen to progress your career in this area then this is the ideal course for you. This one-year qualification will support the transition from GCSE-level study to a level 3 qualification.

You’ll study on a specialist sports campus with world-class facilities and expertise. Hartpury’s global reputation for sport attracts talented athletes, coaches and industry professionals, making the campus a semi-professional learning environment.

The course will provide you with an opportunity to tailor your learning to suit your area of interest.

What you will study

You will develop practical skills in a range of outdoor activities including water based sports and land based sports such as:

  • Sailing
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Hill-walking

Your course will include units such as:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Exercise Programmes
  • Leading Sports Activities
  • Sports Injuries

You will have opportunities to undertake National Governing Body awards and industry-recognised qualifications to complement your CV.

Industry experience

A work placement during your course will enable you to:

  • Gain first-hand experience of the industry
  • Explore a career that is of interest to you
  • Acquire valuable contacts and often secure placement jobs with their placement provider

You will also benefit from:

  • Industry speakers in lecturers
  • Field trips to strengthen your learning
  • Our strong partnerships with outdoor centres across Gloucestershire and further afield. Trips to these will enable you to put into practice what you learn in the classroom

Career and education opportunities

The course includes exciting topics that lead to exciting career opportunities in the Sport and Outdoor Adventure Industry.

On successful completion of this course, you could be eligible to progress onto either a Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Outdoor Adventure or a Level 3 90 Credit Diploma Uniformed and Public Services, followed by employment or university-level study.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

A minimum of two GCSEs at grade D (or 3 where numeric grades are being awarded)

Why study Outdoor Adventure at Hartpury College?

How to apply

Apply online

To apply for a diploma course or A-levels at Hartpury College please complete an online application

What happens next?

Once we receive your application, we will write and invite you to attend an interview and written assessment with a member of staff on your chosen course. The interview is an opportunity to discuss the course content, ask any questions you may have and go on a tour of the campus.


If you are unable to complete an online application please contact

A Levels or a Diploma?

Are you unsure about whether A Levels or a BTEC Diploma are the right choice for you? Find out the key differences and which qualification would best suit your learning style and your career and further study ambitions on our dedicated page.

Find out more