NEW BTEC - Sport, Activity, Fitness and Outdoor Activities

We have launched a new BTEC qualification for this coming new school year in September 2022. We are currently in the process of working through enquiries with a view to enrol students on this course in September. 

Please either CONTACT US or if you are a current customer or client then send an email to to find out more.

Outdoor Education

We firmly believe in the effectiveness of outdoor education. Our Poets Corner Centre is based within a 6.5 acre site in Welling, Kent, consisting of timber classrooms (one being specifically utilised for ICT-Business based studies) woodland, stream, grazing, food growing, gardens, activity arena, bushcraft - forest school – adventure sport zones, equine facilities and animal enclosures providing opportunities for an engaging and enriching curriculum, and BTEC studies that relate to vocational learning.


Our site is predominantly an Outdoor Adventure Sport Centre for the purposes of this qualification. There are anumber of BTEC's suitable for the facilities we have at the site.

The following BTEC Sport, Activity, and Fitness Qualifications On Offer:

♦ Level 1 / 2 Tech Award in Sport Activity and Fitness

♦ Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Sport and Outdoor Activities

♦ Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Sport and Outdoor Activities

♦ Level 3 National Diploma in Sport and Outdoor Activities

♦ Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport and Outdoor Activities

Potential Career Paths for Students

These qualifications are for students who have a passion or a career interest in working within the sporting industry. Through a combination of practical experience and written assignments, these courses will provide a wide range of levels to accommodate mixed ability students. The variation of fitness based studies will give students the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for a career in the sector. The wide open spaces, sporting trails and land provide the perfect combination for this qualification.


If a student is in KS4 and is looking for a pathway which includes sport and fitness, our usual route is for them to study the Level 1/2 Tech Award in Sport Activity and Fitness. We are open to discussions for students who may have a wealth of knowledge or for high achievers to study the more advanced courses within KS4.

The Level 1/2 Tech Award is an ideal qualification for those intending to progress directly to employment within the sporting sector, or to a sport/fitness based apprenticeship.

Post-16 students who may not have joined us for KS4, are able to complete the earlier level course that are delivered during years 10 and 11. For advanced Post16 students, we feel confident we have something for everyone within the vast amount of Level 3 qualifications on offer.

On The Ground, Hands On Experience

ADO have a vast selection of specialist Adventure Sport based activities at our site.

These key facilities we currently have include: 

♦ Low Ropes Adventure Course

♦ Archery Range

♦ Bicycle Trail Through The Woodland

♦ 2 Full Size Outdoor Table Tennis Tables

♦ Non-contact Boxing Ring

Our facilities continually improve with new sporting plans for improvement happening all the time. We are currently making plans for an orienteering course, 5km cross country walking or running course and climbing options for September 2022 and beyond.