Course Entry Requirements
Grade 4 in GCSE PE or a Merit in BTEC Level 2 PE plus GCSE grade 4 in English Language, Maths and Science
This is a vocational course providing you with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of sport. You will take part in practical sessions to extend your learning. You will become an independent learner, developing employability skills. There are also opportunities to meet with industry experts and attend university workshops. You can choose either the Extended Certificate (equivalent to one A Level) or the Diploma (equivalent to two A Levels).
What you will study
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Fitness Training & Programming for Health, Sport & Wellbeing
- Professional Development in the Sports Industry
- Application of Fitness Testing
Diploma (all above plus)
- Sports Leadership
- Skill Acquisition in Sport
- Investigating Business in Sport and the Active Leisure Industry
- Sport Injury Management
- Technical and Tactical Demands of Sport
There are written examinations and internal assessments (practical sessions, essays, assignments, presentations and interviews)
Extended Certificate: You will need a passion for sports and regularly participate in sport or physical activity.
Diploma: You will need to participate regularly in competitive sport. Roles can include coaching, leadership, technical and tactical observation and applying sport psychology elements to the athlete and group.
- One-to-one guidance and progress monitoring
- Regular tutorials
- Specific Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme support
Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS)
We are a TASS Dual Career accredited College acknowledging the work we do to support our talented athletes to succeed in their sport, whilst excelling in their studies. Find out more.
Many of our students progress to university to study sport related degrees such as Physical Education, Physiotherapy, Sports Coaching and Sports Science, as well as non-sport related fields.