BTec Adventure

East Coast Adventure provides specialist support in delivering BTEC Sport, in a series of one day training courses or residential programmes.

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We will support you in delivering the different aspects of the BTEC courses and can cover the majority of your unit during. We have a proven track record in vocational learning and assessment and this has been endorsed by repeat custom from many Schools and Colleges who use Edexcel. Such as Rathfriland High School (Leanne Forsythe). Situated on the shores of Carlingford Lough and operating in the Mourne & Cooly Mountains, East Coast Adventure has all the natural recourses, perfect for any adventure training based programme. No artificial Climbing walls, no pools, just the Raw Outdoors. The programmes are of 4 or 5 days duration and run throughout February, March, April, May, September, October and November. Programmes can also be broken into single day training to suit you requirements.
We specialise in the following BTEC qualifications:



Edexcel BTEC Level 2: Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma (QCF)

  • Unit 3 Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (now mandatory specialist unit)
  • Unit 16 Leading Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Unit 17 Expedition Experience

Edexcel BTEC Level 3: Certificate, Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma and Extended Diploma (QCF)

  • Unit 10 Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Unit 19 Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (Sport and exercise science)
  • Unit 29 Principles and Practices in Outdoor Adventure
  • Unit 30 Equipment and Facilities for Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Unit 31 Impact and Sustainability in Outdoor Adventure
  • Unit 32 Environmental Education for Outdoor Adventure
  • Unit 33 Skills for Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Unit 34 Skills for Water-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Unit 35 Leading Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Unit 36 Leading Water-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Unit 37 Outdoor and Adventurous Expeditions
  • Unit 38 Alternative Pursuits for Outdoor Adventure

Problem Solving / Teambuilding / Leadership

Our staff understand how to spot and use the moments that arise in these sessions to help pupils develop their people and leadership skills. We look at what makes someone a good communicator and put active listening to the test! Pupils become aware that everyone’s opinion and input matters. They are encouraged to look for and value the strengths in others and respect each others differences. We look at the vital ingredients that make up a true team and how to be positive and enthusiastic about solving problems. Fun and active reviews are included where they reflect and think about what they have learned about themselves and others. It is very rewarding for teachers to watch individuals succeed and grow in confidence throughout the session. This type of activity is particularly effective in addressing many Key Stage 2-4 curriculum requirements such as key skills, PGSE work and citizenship.  


We have designed an excellent orienteering course that runs throughout the extensive grounds of our centre. It is set up in a way to be used by a wide range of abilities. It covers basic map reading skills to the more advanced skills of pacing and walking on a bearing. The course is made up of a 10 acre maze of paths, taking in our private beach and every time you punch your card you will be inspired by the spectacular views up and down this rugged stretch of coastline.  

Wet Bouldering

A very unusual activity and one which pupils are very unlikely to experience again! The group makes its way up a steep river gorge. Picking their route through boulder fields, traversing across barnacle covered ledges jumping into rock pools. The instructor will pick the route dependent on the groups abilities keeping it challenging and fun. An excellent team building activity where pupils are surrounded by stunning geology with every rock pool and rock ledge providing new challenge.


A very rewarding and enjoyable sport for pupils of all ages. This activity is an activity with a less physical emphasis and allows different pupils to shine whilst still giving that feeling of personal challenge and mastery. It is a great way of developing dexterity, precision and self control – no one can hide the smile when they hit a gold.    


This is an activity where many pupils really do confront their fears and operate outside their comfort zone. The personal rewards from this can be immense and the session is run in a way where no one fails. Overcoming their fears through an abseil can be a life changing experience for many pupils and the increase in their personal confidence dramatic. The success of this activity often relies on the support and encouragement of the rest of the group and is therefore a powerful teambuilding exercise. We have a large and small abseil depending on the age group, both are spectacular and within 5 minutes of the Centre.


  A truly engaging activity where pupils really start to learn about their personal strengths. A powerful exercise in trust and responsibility where pupils are given the opportunity to share control of the ropes backed up by the instructor while another member of their group climbs. Different routes are chosen allowing everyone to experience success on the rock face. All close to the Centre, the climbing locations are awe-inspiring with very unique examples of geology all around you.


  An incredibly versatile sport. It is a great way to explore Carlingford Lough and Newry Canal together with the opportunity to learn new techniques following the structured approach of the British Canoe Union coaching scheme.