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OUTDOOR PURSUITS ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME (For Students on Advanced Courses) Enhancements: All our enhancement courses are taken in addition to A levels, BTEC Nationals or other advanced courses. They are designed to help students gain practical knowledge and understanding of a vocational area, or to contribute to a range of activities in the local community - and gain a respected qualification. Outdoor Pursuits is a specialist enhancement course with very limited places available. Students need to be completely committed to all aspects of the course. No prior experience is required, merely a commitment and interest to work as part of a team in the natural environment. What will I Study ? This is a one-year course, comprising a selection from the following activities: - Climbing - Orienteering - Sailing - First-Aid - Mountain Biking - Canoeing - Dry-slope Ski-ing - Ghyll Scrambling - Hill Walking These activities take place each Wednesday afternoon throughout the academic year. How Will I Be Assessed ? This will follow guidelines for each specific activity, which will be explained at interview, and will either be College-based assessment, or governing body awards. Each activity is completed as a unit, with appropriate assessment at the end of each unit. You will be expected to maintain a personal file as a record of achievement and experience, and you will be able to use the course to gain wider key skills qualifications. Students can obtain nationally recognised certification in addition to any appropriate governing body awards if they successfully complete the obligations of the course. What Can I Do At The End Of The Course ? The course is designed essentially to complement whatever alternative course you are studying, whether it be A Levels, BTEC or any other full-time course. It is of value in adding to your own profile of personal achievement and experience, and can aid further study in Outdoor Pursuits, either on a personal basis or Higher Education, but its main value is in the personal development and commitment gained by working as part of a small group of students in a variety of challenging situations.

OUTDOOR PURSUITS ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME (For Students on Advanced Courses) Enhancements: All our enhancement courses are taken in addition to A levels, BTEC Nationals or other advanced courses. They are designed to help students gain practical knowledge and understanding of a vocational area, or to contribute to a range of activities in the local community - and gain a respected qualification....

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