Course introduction

Do you want a career in sport, either directly from college or through the stepping stone of university? If the answer is yes, then this course is for you. With the UK sports industry being worth £23.8 billion and holding nearly 1 million job opportunities there is an increasing demand for well qualified people to move into careers in sport. This course will allow you to discover the numerous career possibilities in the sector, with contact from many industry professionals.



Specific course entry requirements

College entry, (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).

How will I be assessed?

14 units of study

– 1 externally assessed examination

– 3 externally assessed tasks

– 10 internally assessed coursework

What will I study?

On the course you will study 14 units that will give you a broad insight into many areas of the sports industry.

Mandatory units include:

• Anatomy and Physiology that will cover all areas of the human body and the body systems.

• Fitness Training and Programming for Health, Sport and Well-being which will cover the screening of clients’ health and assessing their lifestyle and nutritional habits.

• Coaching for Performance, covering all aspects of being a skilled sports coach and what it requires to bring the best out of an athlete.

Students will also study a range of other units including:

• Application of Fitness Testing

• Skill Acquisition

• Practical Sports Performance

The two-year programme will incorporate both external assessments and internal assignments. Students will complete a full portfolio of evidence by completing tasks and coursework pieces for each unit. Assignment tasks are set on a regular basis, with a topic being taught and then assessed. Organisation and discipline are of paramount importance for this course due to the demand of having multiple assignments due in the same time period. 

Where will this course lead me?

Successful completion of this course will prepare students for a career in the Sport, Health, Leisure and Fitness industry. 
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Nurturing rising talent

Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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