This course is designed for young people over the age of 16 who would like to enter career in the sport and recreation industry.
What Will I Learn?
As part of your course you will study a variety of topics such as Risks and Hazards in Sport and Active Leisure; Taking Part in Exercise and Fitness; How the Body Works; Planning Own Fitness Programme; Leading a Sports and Active Leisure Activity; Job Opportunities in Sport and Active Leisure and Physical Activities for Children.
You will require 3 GCSEs at A*- E, which must include Maths and English/Welsh, or completion of a full vocational programme at Entry 3 which must also include GCSE Maths & English/Welsh at grades A*-E or equivalent such as Entry 3 ESW Communications and Application of Number. Plus satisfactory references.
You will be invited to attend an interview. During this interview and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.
To gain the Level 1 in Sport you must complete internal assessments in all units. Assessment will cover practical skills, oral questioning, assignment work and written questions. All units are assessed, graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.
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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study. Higher Education Fees for courses starting September 2020 have yet to be decided. We estimate that they will be confirmed by April 2020.
Additional Fee Notes
Purchase of Kit and/or Education Trips is required for this course. Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied. A tailored individual package will be developed for you depending on which course you have chosen
- On successful completion of this course you may be able to progress to the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport. You could also apply for employment within a number of areas in the sports industry, e.g. a leisure centre attendant, or sports coach.
Leisure or sports manager
Average salary: £25,974
Average salary: £19,500
Sports coach, instructor or official
Average salary: £20,280
Average salary: £15,756
Leisure and sports managers organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources required for the provision of sporting, artistic, theatrical and other recreational and amenity services.
Both graduate and non-graduate entry is possible. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. NVQs/SVQs in relevant areas are available at Levels 3 and 4. Professional qualifications may also be required for some posts.