BTEC Foundation Diploma in Sport and Outdoor Activities
The Pearson BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sport and Outdoor Activities is a suitable course for post-16 learners looking to progress into higher education when run alongside A levels or other BTECs.
It is also a suitable course if you’re planning to go directly into employment as an Outdoor Activities Instructor or similar role in the wider leisure industry.
The course is equivalent to 1.5 A-levels, with all grades warranting UCAS points.This will allow Queen’s students to use this course to help them with entry onto a range of university courses, as BTEC nationals level 3 are an alternative to A-levels and carry a similar UCAS points weighting. A comparison between the two qualifications is outlined below:
Due to the nature of BTECs, students will partake in ongoing assessments throughout the duration of the two year course. This will involve a mixture of written and practical assessments but no formal exams. This makes it a suitable course for students who struggle to show their ability through a formal exam assessment system but would still like to progress into higher education, as it will provide them with essential skills and UCAS points that are required to go to University.
What does this qualification cover?
The content of this qualification has been developed in consultation with higher education institutions, employers and professional bodies, most notably the Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL), in order to confirm that the content is appropriate and consistent with current industry practice and to ensure that the qualification allows progression for those aspiring to higher-level study.
Students taking this qualification at Queen’s will study six units: