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.
The teaching and support was absolutely brilliant, they couldn’t have done anything more or anything better, if I had any questions my lecturers would always stay behind to help me if I needed it and their emails were always open, it was second to none. This college is the best by far.Amber Searle, BTEC student
“HSDC provided me with the opportunity for autonomous study and the choice of subjects that I wanted to study, which helped me develop relevant knowledge as well as relevant skills for the workplace.”Lucas Ratcliffe, A Level and CTEC student
You’re here to learn and you want to learn, and the lecturers make it fun. You don’t have to come to college but you want to come to college.Natalie Thorpe, A Level student