Sport Level 2
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade 3/D or above including either Maths or English, or a Level 1 equivalent in this area and GCSE Maths or English at grades 3/D or above.
Start Date: Sept 2018
Length: 1 year
Course Overview

This course is part of the NCC Ambitions Programme – a unique programme for Level 2 students, which will support you in developing key personal skills such as communication, confidence, resilience, employability and presentation skills.

This one year course will highlight the variety of opportunities available within the sport and leisure industries, as well as developing your lifelong appreciation of health, fitness and sport.

You will study a range of interesting modules and 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.

What will I learn?

Units will include:

• Fitness testing and training
• Practical sports
• Anatomy and physiology
• Sports development
• Planning and leading sports activities

How will the course be assessed?

The units are assessed using a variety of different methods including written assignments, PowerPoint presentations, group work, practical assessments and competency based assessments. 25% of this qualification is externally assessed and 75% of coursework is internally assessed.



At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.


Materials and other information

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.

Progression and Careers

At the end of this programme you will gain a portfolio of qualifications to include Level 2 Fitness Instructing, Level 1 Coaching and Level 1 FA Coaching, which will be an excellent grounding for further study at Level 3.

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