Sport and Active Leisure Level 1

Leisure, Travel and Tourism

Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Leisure, Travel and Tourism
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code P00097
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


The course is aimed at young people who have a keen interest in sport and fitness and would like to pursue a career in sport and active leisure. This course will suit you if you wish to gain knowledge, understanding and the skills for working in sport and leisure in a variety of different roles.

What will I learn? The course covers all the different aspects for working in the sport, leisure and fitness industry and includes some of the following modules:

  • Working in sport and leisure
  • Teamwork
  • Delivering sport and leisure activities
  • Fitness training and programming
  • Safe learning in the workplace
  • Job opportunities in sport and leisure  
  • How the body works

What else will I gain?

Throughout this practically based course you will take part in several trips and visits aimed at increasing your understanding of the range of job roles and opportunities within the sport and active leisure industry. In addition, you will complete a residential experience and community action project as part of a National Citizenship programme. This will help you to gain a range of skills and experiences that will support your career progression.

Why study this course at The Sheffield College?   

Our excellent sports facilities consist of a fully equipped Health & Fitness Centre, Multi-court Sports Hall and Outdoor 3G pitches. You will learn from highly qualified, expert staff with a range of academic and industry specific backgrounds. Students also benefit from our strong connections to the city's amateur and professional sports clubs and sporting organisations. There are also opportunities to take part in a range of sports both recreationally and competitively.

Where will it lead?

On successful completion of your course you can progress onto a traineeship, an apprenticeship or consider a full time Level 2 Sport course.


How will it be delivered?

Sport BTEC level 1 is assessed mostly by course work and practical assessments however there may also be some exams.


Entry requirements

4 GCSE grade 2 (or acceptable alternatives) including a minimum grade 2 in English language.

Your next steps...

Where can it lead?

Successful completion of this course with good attendance, punctuality and tutor recommendation could lead to one of our sport full time level 2 courses or our sport apprenticeship programme or other appropriate course.