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More and more people are accessing the sports industry to improve their health and performance, learn new skills or simply just to participate. The course aims to inspire and enthuse, developing the skills, knowledge and understanding to enable progression. You will study topics including practical sport, anatomy and physiology, fitness testing and training, lifestyle influences, coaching and leadership, effects of exercise and injury in sport. You will also complete one week of work experience.
You should normally have achieved a grade 3 at GCSE. For GCSEs which remain with the old grading system, a grade 3 is equivalent to a grade D. To study this subject you should have an interest in sport.
This course is made up of the following eight units:
Lesson activities are wide-ranging with teaching sessions taking place in a variety of areas within the College. This will include the Sports Hall, the very well equipped Gym and in rooms with computer facilities. Learners will have sufficient time to complete their coursework and be involved with other enrichment activities.
All internal units will be assessed and graded by your teachers. At the end of the course, points gained will combine to form an overall grade. You can achieve a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. All assessments are completed through assignments.
100% coursework, with practical units.
You will be expected to provide your own folders, dividers and plastic wallets.
There is no recommended textbook however, there will be some essential additional costs for course materials at £5.
Level 2 learners should be looking to progress to the Level 3 programme which can be either the Extended Diploma or Extended Certificate in Sport. To progress onto any Level 3 programme of study, learners are required to get a Merit grade overall. Students could progress to an A Level programme of study and are required to gain Distinction/Distinction* overall.
My experience at the College was great, it’s very different to school, and I think it’s a good step to going to university. The support was amazing, I loved all of my teachers, they helped me through everything. The College is friendly and you will succeed.Heidi Adamson Brattland, A Level student
This is a really good college, and it is definitely somewhere you can achieve your dreams.Yolanda Stemp, BTEC student
The tutors were really supportive and it was all thanks to them that I have achieved what I have. I’ve also made loads of great friends and really enjoyed my time at the college.Lizaveta Sinkerich, A Level student