Sport and Public Services
16-18 Year Olds
Who is this course for?
This course is for people interested in starting a career or educational journey in sport and exercise.
What do you need to apply for the course?
You will need at least two GCSEs at D grade or above, or an appropriate Level 1 Award in Sport and Exercise, or a suitable GNVQ level 1 Pass.
What are the key things you'll learn?
You will study a variety of units including:
Anatomy and Physiology for Sport & Effects of Exercise on the Body Systems – During these units our student Christopher Stores tells us “I learned all about the workings of our bodies, including the heart and lungs and our muscles and bones. I really enjoyed these units”
Psychology for Sports Performance – During this unit Brian Armstrong “ learned to use sports psychology techniques like imagery and positive self talk” to improve his sporting performances
Practical Sport & Planning and Leading Sports Activities – Whilst completing these units Nathan Renton tells us “ I improved my coaching and leadership skills and also gained experience in organising and leading sports tournaments and events”
Nutrition for Sports Performance – During this unit Jordan Henson particularly enjoyed “making our own sports drinks and learning about different athletes diets”
How you will learn
The course will be taught through a mixture of practical and classroom based sessions covering a wide range of up to date topics in sport.
Where could this course take you?
A merit grade overall will allow progression onto the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) or the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences. Alternatively you could gain employment in the rapidly expanding Sport and Leisure industry.