Adventure Academy

Weymouth College is proud to provide a range of sporting adventure activities at WPNSA, most of which are community led and designed to inspire the local community to enjoy the world-class facilities that are available in Weymouth and Portland. Some of the activities available for the college students and as tasters for the community (within multi- activity packages) are; sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, paddle boarding and power boating.

BTEC qualifications in outdoor adventure and instructor training

Equivalent to three A levels or three GCSEs dependent at which level you study, BTECs are a fantastic option for those persons keen to study a vocational pathway that could lead them into a career in the outdoor adventure industry, teaching, the public services or on to university if desired. The two-year level three course includes the opportunity to gain instructor certificates in both RYA dinghy sailing and BCU kayaking, as well as the RYA power boat certificate and a first aid certificate. Students who complete have many options for progression and many end up working in exciting locations including Spain and France within weeks of graduating. For those keen to carry on training there is also the option of returning as an apprentice at the successful Weymouth College multi- activity centre or studying a foundation degree in the college’s grade 1 sports department.
New for 2013 are intensive 14-week instructor training packages where graduates can expect to leave qualified to teach dinghy sailing, windsurfing and kayaking. This course is timed to ensure that graduates complete ready to start the following season working for a range of top- quality outdoor adventure providers.

Residential holidays and multi activities for schools and colleges

Weymouth College’s highly experienced lecturers and instructors have experience working with a diverse range of young people and providing activity tailored to a range of needs, including: team work, communication skills and encouraging motivation and discipline. Accommodation is available as part of a full board package or for schools more locally, activity can be arranged weekly, monthly or for one-off sessions. All group bookings are built bespoke and interested parties should contact the college to discuss their requirements.

Weekend adventure clubs and one-off sessions

Every weekend the college runs adventure clubs for a range of ages where participants can try various adventurous activities. The clubs are clearly focused on enjoying taking part in the activities, and the instructors pride themselves on providing first-class sessions in an environment that is safe and supportive.
The college can also arrange skill-based training for anyone wanting to push their abilities to the next level. For those wanting an event to remember, including corporate team building, birthday parties, and stag and hen does, the college could have just the solution for you.

Further information

For more info please email outdoor_activity@weymouth.ac.uk or phone 07872 419409. Further details about all the college’s adventure provision are available at www.weymouth.ac.uk/facilities/outdoor-adventure