This programme is equivalent to three A Levels. Some of the units you will study include: the principles of anatomy and physiology in sport, the physiology of fitness, assessing risk in sport, fitness training and programming, sports coaching, sports development, fitness testing for sport and exercise, and practical team sports. You will also have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications such as Community Sports Leaders Award, Coaching Awards (FA Level 1 and Level 2 Coaching). There are many opportunities for you to assist in coaching sport in primary schools, help officiate at championships and work at other sports events in the area. The course also gives learners the opportunity to develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 including Maths and English. An interest in sport practicals, theory and science is also beneficial to be successful in this course.
Over half of our students progress to university to study degrees or Higher National Diplomas in a variety of areas such as Sports Therapy, Physical Education, Sports Management, Exercise Science or Sports Coaching. Others move into employment in the sport and active leisure sector, working for private coaching companies in schools, leisure centres and community hubs.
Components of Course
- Module 1 Careers in Sport
- Module 2 Health, Wellbeing and Sport
- Module 3 Developing Coaching Skills
- Module 4 Applied Coaching Skills
- Module 5 Research Project in Sport
- Module 6 Sport Development
Assessment will take various forms including practical assessment, written coursework and presentations.