NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Sport, Exercise and Fitness) | Furness College
NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Sport, Exercise and Fitness)

NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Sport, Exercise and Fitness)

Course Content

Course Aims

These qualifications aim to: 
• Give learners the introductory skills and knowledge to start a career in sport of progress with employment in the sector
• Prepare learners for higher or further education, through full-time or part-time study.
• The objectives of these qualifications are to help learners to: 
• Choose a pathway and units that reflect their career or academic aspirations 
• Enter employment in the sport and active leisure sector or to progress to higher or further education or onto Level 3 Sport qualifications
• Gain and develop essential skills that are valued by employers and higher and further education institutions 
• Develop knowledge and understanding of the vocational sector.

How long is the course?

The NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport is one academic year in duration and is equivalent to four GCSE passes at grade 4.

How will I learn?

The course will involve a strong practical element with supporting classroom based sessions to raise awareness of the theoretical underpinning. Through a wide variety of individual and group tasks you will develop a range of key employability skills and personal attributes for a career working in sport. There will also be regular opportunities to gain experience working with different participants in terms of age and ability in a range of sports. There will be visits and guest speakers to enhance the learning experience.

What subjects will I study?

• Participating in sport 
• Anatomy and physiology for exercise
• Introduction to healthy exercise and nutrition
• Sports coaching 
• Physical fitness and injuries in sport
• Sports volunteering
• Development of personal fitness through training

How will I be assessed?

Each candidate is required to create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of 100% of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit.
The main pieces of evidence to build the portfolio could include:
• Practical Fitness and Sports Participation
• Diary/logbook
• Assignments/projects/reports
• Professional discussions/presentations
• Oral and written questioning
• Learner and peer reports
• Volunteering and sports leadership

Are there any additional costs?

Due to the practical nature of the course and particularly the use of practical assessments students are required to purchase a uniform for mandatory elements from the college shop. This consists of a T-shirt, Hoody, Track Pants and socks in addition to suitable trainers.

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

Learners require at least four GCSEs at grades 2-3 or equivalent e.g. a Level 1 qualification.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us:
E: Sports Tutors
Sarah Chapman

Glyn Chapman
T: 01229 844773


What opportunities will this lead to?

Successful achievement of this qualification can enable learners to seek employment in the sport, fitness and leisure industry.
• Leisure Attendant
• Lifeguard
• Community Sports Leader
• Sports Coach
• Outdoor Education/Activity Leader
• Fitness Instructor
• Sports events and marketing
It can also enable the learner to progress and study the following:
• BTEC (Level 3) Extended Diploma in Sport.
• NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
• Intermediate Apprenticeship in Exercise and Fitness

Use this handy tool to find out more about potential careers after Full-Time Courses.

Student Profile
Nicky Taylor

"I set my mind on Furness College after attending an Open Day. I’m able to play sports with people who have the same interests as me, which helps me to enjoy my time at college."

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