This course is designed for people who would like to enter a career in the sport and recreation industry.
At the Nantgarw campus there are three routes available on this course. Rugby, Football and General Sport. Rugby – Entry to the rugby route is by invitation through the Cardiff Blues/Blues affiliated club. Football – It is expected that players will be playing for a local team competitively At the Ystrad Mynach campus you will study General sport. there are three routes available on this course. Rugby League, Female Football and General Sport.
What Will I Learn?
As part of your course you will study a variety of topics such as the anatomy & physiology, training and fitness, assessing risk, fitness testing for sport and exercise, sports coaching, sports development and practical team sports. Specialist areas include: sports nutrition, sports injuries, rules/regulations and officiating, exercise, health and lifestyle, psychology for sports performance and instructing physical activity and exercise.
5 GCSEs at grades A*- C including Maths/Numeracy and English/Welsh or completion of a full vocational programme at Level 2 which must also include GCSE Maths and English/Welsh at grades A*- C or equivalent such as Level 2 ESW Communications and Application of Number. Learners on this course need to have satisfactory clearance with the Disclosure and Barring Service..
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 3 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
- After successfully completing this course, you will be able to apply for courses in Higher Education. You could also apply for employment within the sector.
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.