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Sport, Fitness & Outdoor Adventure

BTEC Level 1 Diploma

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Sport, Fitness and Outdoor Adventure - BTEC Level 1 Diploma SF-SFOA1D-D(0000)000

South Downs Campus

Type of study
Full Time, Vocational

Academic Year 2023-24 (1 years)

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This course incorporates a range of physical activities, so you’ll need to be enthusiastic and willing to join in a variety of fitness, outdoor and sports pursuits, as well as complete classroom work.

Over the year you’ll engage with a range of different exercise challenges in order to improve your fitness. You’ll also develop work-related skills including team-building and work on identifying, researching and discussing a project area of your choice.

The programme enables you to become involved with assisting at a sport or active leisure event. In addition, you’ll study how the body works, how to manage your personal health at work and participate in many different sports.


GCSEs at mainly grade 2 or an entry level qualification.

On this course, you will study:

  • Taking part in sport
  • Taking part in exercise and fitness
  • Physical activities for children
  • Planning your own fitness programme
  • How the body works
  • Assist in sport and leisure events
  • Assist leadership of sports and leisure
  • Plan and deliver an event
  • Working in sports and leisure
  • Job opportunities
  • Working in a team

You will also study Functional Skills in English and Mathematics.


The course will be taught in the classroom and in practical sessions in the gym, studio, sports hall and outdoors. The majority of lessons which take place in the classroom will allow coursework to be completed.

The course is 100% coursework. In addition you will sit assessments during and at the end of the year in Functional Skills English Language and Mathematics.

You will need to bring your own sports kit every day.

To reapply to HSDC you will need to achieve in each unit and be supported by a suitable tutor report. You will then have the option to apply for the NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sports Academy and Fitness or employment in the fitness and leisure industry.

Excellent links with Havant and Portsmouth school sport co-ordinators mean you will plan, organise and run different sporting events during the year for children such as football tournaments, AquaSplash at Mountbatten Centre and Try Golf.

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

"I am delighted with my results and am really looking forward to studying Law at Oxford University. I really enjoyed my time at HSDC Alton and I really appreciate all the help and support from my fantastic teachers, without whom I wouldn't have got my place at Oxford."

Catherine Goldie, HSDC Alton A Level Student

My courses were all especially interesting, I thoroughly enjoyed all of them. All of my lecturers were extremely knowledgeable and I have learnt a lot from them.

Lottie Warren, A Level student