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Assisting Others in Angling

A community Inspired course focused around young people organising and delivering angling events for people with disabilities in the local community…


This programme is a perfect opportunity for any pupil that is looking to develop their skills and role in assisting others in sport and developing their knowledge of active leisure through angling skills participation. Learners will develop the skills required to demonstrate their ability to prepare for an activity/event, the teamwork involved, time management, marketing and the health and safety implications of delivering a successful event in sport. Learners will be involved in delivering angling coaching sessions to a number of stroke groups and charities in the Wigan borough and will be responsible for planning, marketing and then delivering the events that assist people with disabilities.

It is an ideal opportunity for any young person that has a strong interest in coaching and helping others in sport and would like to develop this into a potential employment opportunity as an angling coach or team leader.

Qualification Title:

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Award in Sport and Active Leisure

Units Covered:
  • Assisting at a Sport or Active Leisure Event
  • Risks and Hazards in Sport and Active Leisure
Delivery Method:

A Level 1 Award programme delivered over a 12 week period, one day each week.

Land & Environment

An outdoor focused BTEC with pupils carrying out activities including tree planting, developing wildlife habitats and water and aquatic management…


The outdoor nature of this programme is designed to to help learners gain the skills they would need to work in a variety of land-based sector roles such as garden landscapers, fishery managers, horticulturists or tree surgeons. The qualification will also involve visits to a wide variety of locations including public gardens and parks, as well as inviting guest speakers to help the pupils develop an understanding of the vocational context and future employment opportunities. Learners will also form links with The Woodland Trust carrying out community tree planting projects on site.

Qualification Title :

Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Land-based Studies

Units Covered:
  • Planting and Staking a Tree
  • Working in a Team
  • Horticulture: Introduction to Pruning Trees and Shrubs
  • Sports Fisheries
Delivery Method:

A Level 1 Certificate programme delivered over a 24 week period, one day each week

Fishery Management

Pupils will learn the skills required to manage a commercial fishery carrying out activities such as fish breeding, undertaking fresh water management and developing knowledge of fish biology and health…