Level 2 Sport

Course Details

Qualification: BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade D or above including Maths and English Start Date: Sept 2017
Length: 1 year

This one year course will highlight the variety of opportunities available within the sport and leisure industries. You will study a range of interesting modules which may include fitness testing and training, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and leading sports activities. You will look at the ways in which the media, race and economic influences can all affect participation. This course is an excellent grounding for further study at Level 3, where you will specialise on to a particular career pathway depending on your aspirations. Successful completion of this programme can lead onto a Level 3 qualification.

Units of study may include:

  • Fitness Testing and Training
  • Practical Sports
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sports Development
  • Planning and Leading Sports Activities
  • Nutrition for Sports Performance

The units are assessed using a variety of different methods including written assignments, PowerPoint presentations, group work, practical assessments and competency based assessments.

Our students have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities to enhance their learning experience such as trips and visits to local and national organisations including football stadiums, fundraising and charity events, lectures given by guest speakers, visits to universities, a ski trip in Italy and numerous sporting opportunities including the national British Colleges Sports Competitions.

Students can also apply for a Sports Scholarship, which will support them to achieve both their sporting and academic goals or join one of our fantastic Sport Academies for Netball or Football.

The College recently launched a multi-million pound sport facility to include a high-tech, 3G pitch and multi-use games area with an extended fitness suite. Students will also have access to a spacious six court sports hall with climate control.

Sports students are expected to engage fully in all aspects of the course including all practical work as well as classroom based units. All sports students wear a uniform which comprises of a polo shirt and a hooded sweatshirt. Students are required to wear suitable sports attire including shorts, tracksuit bottoms and appropriate footwear such as trainers. The footwear for the new 3G pitch is either sports trainers or moulded football boots. Astro trainers are also suitable.

Former students are studying at a number of universities including, the University of Central Lancashire, Liverpool John Moores University, the University of Northumbria, Edge Hill University studying interesting degrees in Sports therapy, Nutrition and Sports Coaching.

They go on to work as Physiotherapists, Coaches, Sport Development Managers, Teachers and Nutritionists to name but a few.

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