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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...

    Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs at grade 9-3 including English and maths L1 Functional Skills in English and maths


    Equivalent level 1 qualification at pass grade

    Assessment Method

    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

    Progression Opportunities

    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.

    Career Options

    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.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Full Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 06/09/2021
End Date 01/07/2022


For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 994 p/year
24+ £994 p/year
International £9,000 p/year

And Then?

College isn't just about a social life and good grades. Check out what sort of careers this subject can lead to.

Sports coaches, instructors and officials


Sports and leisure assistants


Leisure and sports managers


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