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Course Code: NFVSP071

Course Level: Level 2

Study Mode: Full-Time

Course Type: Vocational Courses

Course overview

Embark on a journey in the world of sports with our Level 2 Certificate program. Delve into the fundamentals of sports science, coaching and fitness training. Gain practical experience in sports management, event organization and athlete development. This comprehensive program equips you with the skills and knowledge needed for various roles in the sports industry. Whether you dream of becoming a coach, fitness instructor, or sports administrator, this certificate is your pathway to success.

You will cover eight units in total over the one year, full-time course. Some examples of the units you will study are anatomy and physiology in sport, injuries in sport, fitness testing and training, and practical sports. You will continue to improve your maths and/or English skills in structured lessons alongside your course, and if you plan to progress to a Level 3 course you will need to demonstrate a satisfactory level of improvement in maths and/or English by the end of the year.

You will have 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above. However, if you have a keen interest in the subject and commitment to succeed, your entry requirements will be discussed at interview.

The course is accredited by BTEC. The certificate will require you to successfully pass two external exams that include fitness for sport and exercise and anatomy and physiology for sports performance, along with other additional continuous assessments throughout the year. This involves carrying out assignments, project work, presentations, report writing, class tests and collecting video evidence. All assessments will be graded at Pass, Merit and Distinction. You will also be expected to do independent study at home towards your assessments.

If you wish to find out more you can contact Jenny Winch, Curriculum Leader in Level 2 Sport, by emailing

On completion of the course you will gain the BTEC Level 2 First Certificate in Sport which will allow you to progress onto the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sport providing you gain an overall Merit or above on the Level 2 course. The qualification is also designed to prepare you for appropriate direct employment in the vocational sector and is suitable for you if you have decided that you wish to enter a particular specialist area of work in the areas of sport, leisure and fitness. It also gives you the opportunity to develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email

College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £26,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit


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What else do I need to know?

Alongside the BTEC level 2 course you will be expected to participate in all activities and excursions that are arranged as part of your course. This will include any compulsory residential trip. There are online resources to support you on this course and an Additional Learning Support team if required.