How long is the course?
Full time over one year.
How will I learn?
The course is delivered through practical activities, visits, workshops and lab-based sessions. Every full-time course will include a real experience of work.
There are some classroom-based activities and a range of practical experience at various sporting venues in and around the Barrow area. The course is also rich with opportunities for educational visits to help you learn through a vocational setting.
Maths and English form part of this course and will be assessed at the relevant levels.
What subjects will I study?
This course is made up of twelve units, of which seven are compulsory and five are optional. Units studied may include:
- Fitness for Sport and Exercise
- Practical Sports Performance
- Carrying Out a Sports-related Project
- The Mind and Sports Performance
- The Sports Performer in Action
- Training for Personal Fitness
- Anatomy and Physiology for Sports Performance
- Designing Exercise Programmes
- Practical Land-based Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
- Work Experience in Sport
- Running a Sports Event
- Sport Community Volunteering
How will I be assessed?
Students will be assessed in a variety of ways such as practical assessments, log books, written assignments, project work, fitness testing, case studies and observations of practical activities.
Are there any additional costs?
Students will be expected to dress according to the activity in line with health and safety recommendations. Students would therefore be expected to purchase and wear a kit recommended by the college and footwear for practical sports and fitness testing. However, more specialist equipment for less frequent activities would be provided.
What are the entry requirements?
Four GCSEs at grades D - G, grade 4 or less or other equivalent qualifications and a definite interest in or aptitude for sport. You will be expected to attend an interview.
Can I get more information?
For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017
What opportunities will this lead to?
Progression on to a Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Sports, an Apprentice in Active Leisure or employment as a leisure/gym/sports/retail assistant.
Progression is based on aptitude and a successful interview.