Course Type / Attendance

Full Time

Subject Area

Sport & Public Services

Start Date


Course Length

1 Year




16-18 Year Olds



Course Level


Home / Course / Sport Extended Certificate Level 2

Who is this course for?

This is a January start course and is for a great opportunity for those students who are looking for course which offers quick progression onto level three sport. Apply if you are 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 2 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?

This is a great opportunity for quick progression onto a level three sports course, you will complete this course in June then you can enrol onto level three in the September. Level three courses available are; the BTEC National Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness) or progress onto the BTEC National Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences. Alternatively, this course can help you gain employment in the rapidly expanding Sport and Leisure industry.

What costs will you incur?

Free to anyone 16-19