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Course overview

The course aims to equip learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding to begin to explore career opportunities within the sports and leisure industry and provide the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective sport and leisure activities. You will also gain a qualification to enable you to progress onto a level 2 programme as well as developing skills, which can be used in all forms of employment. The course also focuses on improving your skills in maths, English and I.C.T. This is a one year, full time course where learners will study units including How the Body Works, Taking Part in Exercise and Fitness and Planning Own Fitness Programme.
You will take part in a range of practical sports and fitness activities. You will also attend maths and English classes to help you continue to develop your skills and work towards passing an end of year exam.

What else do I need to know?

Additional learning opportunities include visits to fitness centres and weekly use of Fenton Manor (a purpose built leisure centre). You will also have the opportunity to become part of the College Sports Academy and use college facilities.

What are the entry requirements?

You will have two GCSEs at grade 2 or below. However, if you have a keen interest in the subject and commitment to succeed, your entry requirements will be discussed at interview.

How is it assessed?

You must pass all the units to gain this qualification. To pass each unit you will produce a portfolio of evidence including a range of written assignment work, presentations, project work, group work and practical-based assessments.

What financial support is on offer?

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group please contact 01782 254188.
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 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

What can I do next?

Having successfully completed this course you could progress to the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport or the BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing or go on to do other further education courses. If you feel that you have the ability to develop a range of skills, techniques, personal skills and aptitudes essential for successful performance in the sport and leisure industry then this is the course for you.

How do I find out more?

Contact Mel Aubrey, Course Leader, email

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