Awarding Body: NCFE
Qualifications on offer:
- Level 2 Diploma in Sport
- National Pool lifeguard qualification
- Level 1 Football Coaching Award
- English and maths at an appropriate level
Summary of course
This course aims to give students a basic insight and understanding into the health, fitness and sports industry, allowing them to further their knowledge both academically and also in a practical situation.
The course is a one year programme that is intended to introduce students to the world of sport and fitness, to develop their skills and gain entry on to Level 3 Sport at Northampton College.
As part of this course you will also gain volunteering experience working in a part of the sports industry of your interest. The method of learning is a mixture of both tutor led and practical sessions. Tutors expect full participation in practical lessons.
What will I study?
The units you will study are likely to include:
- Participating in sport
- Anatomy and physiology for exercise
- Introduction to healthy exercise and nutrition
Plus any one of the following to make up the certificate:
- Physical fitness and injuries in sport
- Work experience in the sports industry
- Development of personal fitness through training
- Sports coaching
In order to achieve the diploma, you will need to complete all seven units.
All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.
For further information about the course and the units you will study, please read the awarding body specification by clicking on the link below:
How is the course assessed?
All modules are internally assessed units they vary in the different methods of assessment e.g. observation of practical lessons, professional discussions, written tasks, presentations and coaching.
Your Study Programme
If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal for you if you have an interested in sport and wish to gain a Level 2 qualification in sport.
Progression and Career Opportunities
Following successful completion at Merit Grade, you may progress to Level 3 Sport. Alternatively, you can seek employment in the sports, leisure and fitness industry.
Find about more career opportunities and expected starting salaries by clicking on the 'What Can I Earn?' section of our website.
Entry Requirements for new students
|Entry and Foundation:||GCSEs, mainly 2-1 (F/G) grades. Satisfactory school reference*|
|Level 1:||Four GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above|
|Level 2:||Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above|
|Level 3 BTEC Courses or equivalent:||Four GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)|
|Level 3 A Levels:||Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C) including English and maths|
|Level 4/5:||A Level 3 qualification such as: A Levels, BTEC Level 3, Access to HE, Advanced Apprenticeship; equivalent of 48 UCAS points|
|Specific Course Requirements:||GCSE English at grade 3 (D)|
*All applicants will be invited in for interview.
Equivalent qualifications will be considered except where English has been studied as a second language and is required at GCSE grade 3 (D).
In exceptional circumstances, applications which do not meet the formal entry criteria may be considered on an individual basis.
You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place.
General Info (materials required for the course)
You will need to purchase a uniform including a polo shirt, sweatshirt and jogging bottoms, and for sport practical lessons; shorts/tracksuit bottoms and T-shirts/sweatshirts purchased from School Trends. For all activities in the sports hall non-marking sole training shoes are required.
A lever arch file, paper, pens and a ruler are required for classroom lessons. A padlock is required for lockers.
Students have the opportunity to participate in enrichment activities from the wide range of enrichment activities available.
The cost for the trips and visits arranged during the course is approximately £120 and we would ask you to be prepared to pay this fee when you enrol onto your course in September.
Students are expected to behave, be punctual and dress appropriately at all times.