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Sport (NQF): Pearson's BTEC Level 1/2 First Extended Diploma

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Harbour thoughts of working in the sports and leisure industry? Our course prepares you for employment in places such as leisure centres, fitness studios and retail sports outlets.

This course will support you in developing the leadership, organisation and communication skills that are essential for a career in leisure.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

You will gain basic knowledge and understanding about a wide range of topic areas, all of which are related to sport and leisure activities. This course will help you to develop the leadership, organisation and communication skills that are essential in the leisure industry. The BTEC Sport Level 2 Diploma is a nationally-recognised qualification which is equivalent to four GCSEs at grades A* to C.

All the subjects you study will be linked to sport, such as nutrition for sport performance, practical sport, sport psychology, health and safety and injuries, fitness for sport performance and the body in sport. Extra qualifications you can achieve include NGB coaching sport leaders and first aid (level 1) and volunteering (level 2).

You will study functional skills and will also have the opportunity to retake a GCSE in either maths or English.

 

How I'll learn

On this diploma you will study through a mixture of theory and practical lessons. You will also have the opportunity to attend residential visits and day trips at an additional cost.

With further training or study you could go into careers such as sport, psychology, fitness, sport coaching and PE teaching. You could also progress onto the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science.

 

How I'll be assessed

You will be assessed continuously throughout the programme and will be given ongoing feedback. Your assessments will be written, practical and verbal and give you every opportunity to achieve the maximum grade available. Some of the additional qualifications may be assessed through theory and practical examinations.

 

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade D (including English & maths) and/or a completed Level 1 award

If you are interested in a Level 2 programme and have alternative qualifications please contact us with your details. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.

 

How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application. As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.) Printed application forms are also available. Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.