This course is designed for post-16 students who want to progress to employment in the sports sector - either directly into an entry level role or via a sport related apprenticeship such as PE teaching or club coaching. The course consists of 360 guided learning hours (equivalent to three GCSEs) and includes the opportunity to improve your English and maths skills.
The course provides opportunities to undertake projects such as organising and running a sports event, or exploring trends which affect the public's participation in sports.
On successful completion of this course you will achieve:
L2 qualification in sport English (dependent on prior qualification) Maths (dependent on prior qualification)
You will also go on a work placement which is a compulsory element of the study programme and will give you a headstart when you look for a job.
Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...
Four GCSEs at grade 9-3 including English and maths L1 Functional Skills in English and maths
Equivalent level 1 qualification at pass grade
You will be assessed through both practical and written assessment methods, including an exam element.
Aims of the course
To enable you to develop skills in project management, self-management, independent learning, communication, business awareness and customer awareness
To prepare you for further study and work in the sports industry
Having successfully completed this course you can progress on to:
Level 3 vocational qualifications such as BTEC Nationals - specifically the Pearson BTEC Level 3 National in Sport
Work opportunities within the sports industry
You will learn through a combination of practical tasks, off-site visits, work experience, workshops, guest speakers, use of technology, simulations, 1:1 sessions and both group and independent work.
Potential job roles include:
Recreation or leisure assistant ? in a gym or leisure centre
Multi sports coaches
Front of house team members ? in gyms or health clubs
Apprenticeships in coaching, activity leadership, leisure management, exercise and fitness.