Course Type / Attendance

Full Time

Subject Area

Sport and Public Services

Start Date

September 2018

Course Length

1 year




16-18 Year Olds


Diploma, OCR

Course Level


Home / Course / Level 2 Sport

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 Elliot Rutherford 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 Sam Unthank “ 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 Cory Leonard 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 Nikitta Bland 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 and exercise.

Where could this course take you?

Passing the course will allow progression onto the BTEC National Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) or progress onto the BTEC National Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences or gain employment in the rapidly expanding Sport and Leisure industry.

What costs will you incur?

The course is free for all 16-19 year olds, there will be minimal costs for course materials such as pens paper etc. There will also be an option to purchase college branded sports kit for reduced price.

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”

Mitchell Rose, university graduate with first class honours and current PGCE student teacher here at Sunderland College.