Sport CTEC Level 2 Extended Diploma

students playing netball
Getting Ahead

Sport CTEC Level 2 Extended Diploma at Alton Campus

Are you studying Sport Level 2 Diploma at HSDC Alton in September? You’re in the right place!

Our teaching team have put together a number of activities for you to get stuck into over the summer to help develop skills that are relevant to your course before you start College later this year.

Alton male students playing passing a rugby ball to each other

Identify three different sports coaches (from local and national sport):

  • Research what they have done in their career and state what makes them a good coach. What skills do they have? Visit
  • Watch a coach from your sport giving an interview; what do they do well? Try and watch when they have lost and won.
  • Think about the sport you would like to lead and come up with at least three different original drills that you may like to lead in your session. Be creative.

For an elite sport of your choice –

  • Research what fitness tests they carry out. Can you carry out any fitness tests at home?
  • Design around your home/garden some inventive exercise that you could do. Have a look at what Joe Wicks has done here.
  • Watch an online workout (maybe even take part).
  • Create your own fitness circuit that you can do, with no kit, at home. Afterwards, how could you change this session if you had dumbbells and kettlebells?
  • Find a blank diagram of the human body showing all the major muscle groups and another that shows the bones. See how many you can label correctly (without using the internet!).
  • Find a diagram of the heart and try and understand how it works. Locate the different types of joints within the body. Write a couple of sentences on how they work.
  • Take your pulse and count your breaths at rest. Then, complete 30 mins exercise and recount your pulse and breathing rate: one minute after finishing and 10 minutes after finishing. Describe: What happens to both? Why is this? What is the body doing?

three running skeletons, displaying muscle and bone

*This is a representation of your learning space and may not be the exact room you will be using

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