This course is ideal if you would like to pursue a career in the Sport and Leisure industry including Sport Development Officer, Sport Performer and Coaching, PE Teaching or Working in the Health, Fitness and Exercise Industry. This course covers the organisation and administration of sport, together with the planning of sports activities. You will study practical skills and increase your theoretical knowledge in relation to planning, conducting and evaluating coaching sessions.
The programme consists of lectures, practical sports and coaching activities. You will be required to participate in oral presentations, field-trips/ residential, visits, tutorials, individual research and group work. In addition to general class work, you will be expected to use a range of textbooks for research purposes, as well as the IT facilities in the Learning Resource Centre. There will also be a variety of opportunities for you to gain additional qualifications including coaching and fitness and instructing awards. You will also be encouraged to take part in the College sports teams and recreational sporting activities within the structured College programme.
The programme covers 19 units over a two year period.
The Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport
- The Physiology of Fitness
- Assessing Risk in Sport
- Fitness Training and Programming
- Sports Coaching
- Sports Development
- Fitness Testing
- Practical Team Sports
- Exercise Health and Lifestyle
- Sports Facilities and Operational Management
PE and Care of Children and Young People
- Practical Individual Sports
- Leadership in Sport
- Current Issues in Sport
- Psychology for Sports Performance
- Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise
- Sport as a Business
- Organising a Sports Event
- Work Based Experience in Sport
You will also be given the opportunity to obtain Functional Skills qualifications in ICT, English and/or maths at an appropriate level.
Assessment will occur continually throughout the programme. You will have unit assignments to complete and will be assessed on your practical ability. You will also have time-constrained assignments, as well as oral presentations. Each individual unit and the full award are graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction.
You will require five GCSEs at grade 4 including GCSE English
Alternatively, you will have successfully completed the Pearson Level 2 Diploma in Sport with a merit/distinction profile plus GCSE English at grade 4 or above
Active involvement and a keen interest in both sport and general fitness are essential
As your studies will involve you working with and coaching children, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly known as Criminal Record Bureau check)