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Sport and Fitness

We have a diverse range of vibrant vocational courses at all levels delivered in the faculty of Sport, Leisure and Tourism at Exeter College at Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre. Students are given the opportunity to learn sport in a practical and applied environment.

Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre at Exeter Quay offers a wide range of activities including sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, climbing, abseiling, caving, orienteering, archery, raft building, team building and first aid, as well as a Powerfan freefall decent. Working in partnership with Devon County Council, this world class centre is used by outdoor adventure students as well as the community.

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Potential progression options for courses in this subject area include:

  • Progress onto the Applied Outdoor Adventure Foundation Degree at Exeter College
  • Employment within the outdoor adventure industry
  • You could work towards becoming a qualfied instructor
  • Gain valuable skills to move into other careers such as Armed Forces
Did you know?

Haven Banks has an incredible 22 metre tower which students can climb up or experience the high adrenaline powerfall 'free fall' descent! Click here to find out more.

Click here to view a video of an expedition to North Wales - part of the Level 3 course!

What our students are saying

I enrolled on my course because I want to become an Outdoor Instructor for climbing. I was previously studying at Woodroffe School. My main achievement whilst studying at Exeter College has been learning how to use the kit for climbing correctly and I have been caving for the first time.

Oscar, BTEC First Diploma in Sport – Level 2

I have enjoyed the practical part of my course and having more freedom than I would in secondary school. I intend to go onto Level 3…I would recommend Exeter College because you are able to make new friends and have a wide variety of courses to pick from.

Jack, BTEC First Diploma in Sport – Level 2

My main achievements have been learning to use the equipment such as climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and caving. I intend to go on to the Level 3 or an apprenticeship to gain more experiences of the job. I would recommend Exeter College because you get good experiences and a further understanding of the job you want to do.

Richard, BTEC First Diploma in Sport – Level 2

I decided to enrol on my course because it is a very practical based course and allows you to gain fitness and new friends. My main achievements have been to get a distinction overall in the course but also to pass my maths and English. I have enjoyed being on the water and also learning about how the body works through anatomy and physiology. I would recommend Exeter College because they offer a lot of guidance and support and are a very high standard of college. I intend to progress to the Level 3 and then hope to find a job abroad an outdoor instructor.

Keelan, BTEC First Diploma in Sport – Level 2
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