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Level: 2

Location: Broomfield Hall

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This Level 2 Sport study programme is designed for students who must focus on achieving their GCSE English and Maths grades.

Students will study a Sport programme which supplements the delivery of GCSE and Functional Skills. They will also have the opportunity to achieve technical qualifications such as SL2 and First Aid and to gain valuable careers opportunities through work placements.

A Sports programme covering the core concepts will prepare you for studying the subject at Level 3.

Entry requirements

You will need to have the majority of GCSEs graded at level 4-2 and to have competency in English and maths to help with the theoretical aspects of the programme. Students will be studying either a combination of GCSE resits or GCSE and Functional Skills depending on their prior achievements.

You should be able to demonstrate high standards of discipline, punctuality and attendance. It is essential that each student works to the deadlines set or they may face changes to, or withdrawal from, their study programme. 

Practical sessions are compulsory, so students must also be physically able to take part in both indoor and outdoor sessions, and ensure good personal hygiene. 

Course Content

This study programme will focus on developing English and maths skills to prepare you for higher level courses.
 
You will cover key topics such as anatomy and physiology; nutrition; communication skills; personal hygiene; customer service; lifestyle; and practical sport.
 
The course is made up of a number of stand-alone qualifications including:
  • First Aid
  • Physical Activity and Fitness
  • GCSE English or Maths
  • Functional English or Maths

The course will also include a work placement and tutorials.

How will I be assessed?

Maths and English will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

You will build a portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit.  Students are expected to work on multiple assessments at any one time.  You can expect to be assessed through:

  • practical demonstration
  • logbooks and performance records
  • written reports and essays
  • presentations
  • workbooks
  • discussions and vivas

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You will need to have a uniform that is worn every day and when you are on work placement. The minimum expectation for the uniform is that you wear a plain black T-shirt or polo shirt and sweatshirt etc. DC Uniforms can be purchased for £50.
 
All learners must have a tablet or laptop to aid them with their studies.
 
A one-off payment of £50 is required as a contribution towards the end-of-year celebration event, DBS requirements, transport, trips and guest speakers. This money is to be received before November and in return you will receive free gym membership for the academic year.
 
There may be additional costs incurred for selected trips or visits.
 
Overseas work placements are available.

If you also join one of our sports academies, you may be required to purchase an academy-specific uniform which is an additional cost set by that academy.

 

What can I do after this course?

Further study
 
You could consider progressing to:
  • an apprenticeship in exercise and fitness
  • the Level 2 Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness
  • the Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport
Careers
 
You may wish to seek employment in the sports and active leisure industry but the skills gained on the course are also transferable to a wide range of jobs in other sectors.

 

 

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Beth Wood

Beth Wood

Career options kick off for sports student Beth

Sports enthusiast Beth Wood is weighing up study options and a potential career thanks to her college course and work placement.The seventeen-year-old Level 3 Sports Coaching and Development student has completed the first year of her course with the offer of an apprenticeship.On work experience, as part of the course, she so impressed bosses at children' coaching company First Grade Sports that they first gave her a job teaching children in holidays and half terms.Now they have now gone one step further and offered an apprenticeship.Beth is also considering whether to go on to higher education at Derby College or whether to experience university life.

She said: "Without the college I wouldn't have got the chance of my work experience, or my job, or the offer an apprenticeship. My work experience helped me to understand how to teach different ages and abilities. It also helped improve my confidence, helping me feel comfortable in my own ability and knowledge."

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