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Rockley College

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Whether you're just finishing Year 11, about to finish Year 13 or somewhere in between, our courses are designed specifically for you and allow you to combine your passion for Sport and the Outdoors with a full-time education, whilst also gaining valuable RYA qualifications, skills and experience. With three full time FREE fully funded courses available to 16 to 18 year olds, the choice is yours and at Rockley your college course is as unique as you are!

We recognise that our students choose us as they want something different and our unique Outdoor Adventure courses offer students a truly vocational course which embeds works experience and extra qualifications. These courses allow our learners to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to succeed not only at sixth form but in life, with direct skills and qualifications for a job and employment and the entry requirements to progress on to university.

We offer either a Level 2 Diploma or Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Outdoors or an Outdoor Activity Instructor Apprenticeship, where you will participate in loads of practical, train as an RYA instructor, go on trips and complete substantial amount of work experience in the South of France or the UK.

For those of you that want something slightly different to our normal college courses, we also offer a Fast Track programme designed specifically for students who are already 18 and who have maybe just finished sixth form somewhere else. Our Fast Track course is for you if you want to move into the industry as an instructor by studying a course combined with RYA Instructor Training. This runs much more like a structured gap year programme.

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Venue/Contact Details
Rockley Watersports
Rockley Watersports
Rockley Point
BH15 4RW
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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Times and Costs
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Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 16 years to 18 years
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