You will investigate the effects of sport and fitness on the human body and be encouraged to develop your own sporting and coaching skills. Covering subjects such as; anatomy and physiology, sports coaching, sports psychology and exercise, health & lifestyle.
- Four GCSEs at grades A-C including maths and / or English or BTEC
- First diploma in sport at Merit or Distinction
- Alternative qualifications and experience will be considered
- A keen interest in Sport and Leisure is essential
- An interview and short assessment will assess your suitability and interest in the subject
What will I do?
You will investigate the effects of sport and fitness on the human body and be encouraged to develop your own sporting and coaching skills. Year 1 of the course consists of units in: – Anatomy and Physiology – Physiology of Fitness – Fitness Testing – Sports Coaching – Work Based Experience – Instructing Physical Activity & Exercise – Risk Assessment in Sport. Year 2 of the course consists of units in: – Sport Development – Training & Programming – Sports Injuries – Sports Psychology – Practical Team Sports – Exercise, Health & Lifestyle.
What will it give me?
This course is equivalent to 2 A Levels. You will experience a variety of different sport related vocations via visits, guest speakers and a work placement as well as improving and developing your enterprise skills to assist with potential future self-employment within the Sport and Leisure Industry.
You will need to provide appropriate sportswear such as sports top, shorts, trousers and trainers. You will also have the opportunity to purchase a College-branded sports kit. (concessions may apply for students based on their personal circumstances). You will also be required to wear the appropriate kit if you want to participate in one of our Sports Academies (Football Academy, Rugby Academy, Table Tennis Academy, Street Dance Academy, Fitness Academy).
What can I do when I finish?
If you gain suitable grades you may progress to Higher Education at College on our HND (Higher National Diploma) in Sports Coaching and Development. You may also progress onto Higher Education on Degree Courses at University such as Sport Studies, Physical Education, Leisure / Sport Management or Sports Development. You may also choose to gain employment within the Sport and Leisure Industry.Please Click Here to access the Latest Course List