I chose to attend Carmel to access all the support available to students, plus there are many additional enrichment activities such as talks, visits and work experience available too.
I have really enjoyed studying the Diploma in BTEC Sport because the lessons are engaging, the course content is really interesting and the teachers are knowledgeable, supportive and highly organised. I have studied Anatomy and Physiology, Sports Psychology, Fitness Testing, Assessing risk in Sport, Practical Team Sports and many more. I have particularly enjoyed Sports Coaching and the Work Experience units. One of the standout experiences for me was delivering coaching sessions to local primary school children.
Outside of lessons, I have taken part in a number of stretch and challenge workshops to extend my knowledge further. Talks delivered by employees working in the sports industry have included Sports Nutrition, Hydration in Sport, Sports Therapy and Sports Coaching. These have not only helped to highlight different career options available to me in the future, but have also helped with my subject knowledge.
I have also been on a number of trips, including visits to Liverpool Hope University where I carried out physiological tests using specialist technology. These visits gave me the opportunity to learn more about sports related degree courses and to gain experience of using specialist equipment. I would recommend this course to students who are passionate about pursuing a career in sport.