What opportunities will this course give me?
This Level 2 sport course covers 7 units in total relating to areas such as teamwork, leadership and practical skills which are all important qualities in sports industries.
Year on year, the sport and active leisure sector outperforms the rest of the UK economy. The annual contribution of the sport sector to the UK is over £8 billion. The sector has more than 36,000 employers, creating work for more than 600,000 full-time and part-time employees and 5 million plus volunteers. A significant proportion of the total workforce volunteer in sport, with most of them involved in sports coaching and activity leadership.
Upon successful completion of this programme, you will have the opportunity to progress to Level 3 in Sport and/or seek advice for other programme options and employment.
Students from this programme have progressed directly into the sport and active leisure industry sectors and are now to be found employed in related health and fitness roles, including sports coaching, sport and leisure assistants and sports development.
What will I be learning?
This programme is ideally suited for individuals with a genuine interest in sports and active leisure, but who also have the ability and determination to succeed in the specific sector area they want to progress in.
The programme provides students with an opportunity to gain an insight into the wide and diverse nature of this growing sector. The programme retains an academic base, whilst including practical units and modules. Confidence, leadership and communication skills will all be developed within the theory and practical elements of the various units that are covered.
You will complete projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. You will additionally learn about the employment area you have chosen and in turn grow the skills you need to start a career.
Knowledge and understanding of the sports and active leisure and sector will be developed as well as important practical and organisational skills to support your progression.
The programme is made up of a variety of practical and theoretical units from the wide nature of these growing sectors. Each unit is worth a number of credits which will make up your final grade. The following are a sample of the units (these may vary each year):
Participating in Sport
Physical Fitness and Injuries
Introduction to Healthy Exercise and Nutrition
Development of personal fitness through training
With our assistance, all students are required to organise a relevant work placement each year. This placement needs to be for 35 hours in total. In addition to this, you are expected to help voluntarily at college enrichment and sporting events around the college and with the local primary schools.
Students can trial for College sports teams and will be expected to attend the practical sports enrichment session on Wednesday afternoons.
All students without an A*-C / 9-4 grade in English or Maths will be required, as a condition of the programme, to undertake either a GCSE or Functional Skills programme.
Why is this course for me?
Throughout the year assessment for both practical and theory units is undertaken using a variety of methods. Each assignment will be graded at Pass, Merit or Distinction level and contributes to the unit and overall programme grades.
Hours will be timetabled between 09.00 - 17.00 over three days per week. You need to be prepared to take an active role in a variety of outdoor and team activities, as well as classroom based learning throughout the year. Some examples of outdoor sports we will cover are golf, dry ski slope sessions and kayaking.
Offsite educational trips and activities form part of the course and attendance is mandatory. The College programme week for this course comprises of an average of 11 hours per week of contact time which includes a one hour tutorial. In addition to this, it is expected for students to complete a further 8-12 hours of independent study, both in college and at home.
What do I need to sign up?
You require 4 GCSEs at grade A*-D / 9-3. You should be self-disciplined and prepared to study in a class as well as an outdoor environment, have good attendance and attainment reports from your previous school or college and complete a successful college interview.
Is there anything else I need to know?
You will need to buy two College Adidas sport t-shirts for practical lessons and provide your own shorts/tracksuit bottoms and sports trainers. In addition,
you must purchase study equipment consisting of pens, notepad, highlighters, memory stick and headphones.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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