Sport and Public Services
16-18 Year Olds
Who is this course for?
This course is for people contemplating a career in the Leisure and Recreation sector, Coaching, Teaching, Physiotherapy/Sports Therapy or the rapidly expanding Health and Fitness industry.
What do you need to apply for the course?
You need to have four GCSEs at C grade or above including Maths and English. Please note the new grading system for GCSE maths and English from 2017 will be numbered 1 to 9, 9 being the highest. Grade C or above will equate to Grade 4/5 or above.
What are the key things you'll learn?
Over the two years you will study a variety of practical, theoretical and applied sport and exercise topics including:
- Fitness Testing
- Instructing Physical Activity
- Training and Programming
- Exercise Health and Lifestyle
- Sports Nutrition
- Laboratory and Experimental Methods
- Applied Physiology
- Sports Injuries
- Practical Team Sport
- Research Methods
- Research Project
- Current Issues in Sport
How you will learn
You’ll learn through a combination of practical and theory sessions with a focus on the application of knowledge to real life situations.
Where could this course take you?
On successful completion of this course you could study at university on a course such as Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Coaching, Sports Therapy and many others. Or you could opt for a work-based training opportunity such as an apprenticeship in Personal Training. There are also a range of direct work opportunities such as in a gym, leisure centre or health club.
What costs will you incur?
If you are aged 19 or over, on the first day of your course, studying at Level 3 or above, you are able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs of your course, similar to arrangements for higher education students.