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.
Previous Student Experience
“I really enjoyed this course and it has really helped me develop, not only towards a future career in sports coaching but also as a person. The staff are extremely supportive and helped me achieve a very high grade.”Lewis Waldron – Level 2 Sport student and 2013/14 member of the Football Development Centre