16-18 Year Olds


This is a practical work-related course on which you will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. This course will introduce you to your chosen career and provides a good basis to progress onto a more advanced qualification.

Entry Requirements

For this course you will need to have achieved one of the following:

* A minimum of 5 GCSEs Grade 3 or above, ideally to include English Language
* A Level 1 qualification (e.g. BTEC Level 1 Diploma) with Functional Skills English at Level 1 or above

A reasonable degree of fitness would also be advantageous.

You will need to have undertaken at least one week of work experience in a related discipline setting. Evidence of this experience must be provided at enrolment in the form of a reference from the setting you attended.

Following your application to study this course you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the teaching team to discuss the course and its requirements further.


During this course you will study the following nine units. Four core units will provide a general foundation and five specialist units will introduce you to particular topics in more depth.

Core Units:
* Developing Coaching Skills
* Sport Development
* Careers in Sport
* Self-Employment in Sport

Specialist Units may include:
* Practical Sport Application
* Functional Anatomy
* Participate in competitive sports
* Technical and tactical demands In Sport

Alongside your main programme of study you will also study either GCSE or Functional Skills in English and Maths if you have not achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above. If you have achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and Maths, you will engage in extending these skills through a Directed Study Programme.


You will be assessed through assignment work and external examinations. Each unit is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and then an overall grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* is awarded on completion.

GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications are assessed through external examinations.

Awarding body

Pearson Edexcel


On successful achievement of this course you may wish to:

* Apply to progress onto the National Extended Diploma in Sport Development and Coaching.
* Pursue a career in the Sport Industry based on the skill set developed on the programme.

Additional information

Additional help and support is available should you require it and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.

There is a requirement for all Sport students to purchase at least one polo shirt and there is the option to purchase a hoodie. This will be discussed at interview.

You will have the opportunity to take part in educational and industrial visits during your course. Things like influential guest speakers will be introduced on the programme that bring a vast amount of industry experience, you will have the opportunity to visit Higher Education institutes to look at further options after the programme as well as gain valuable experience through work placement opportunities.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.

Duration and Times

Start date: 05/09/2022

End date: 23/06/2023

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Days of week: TBA

Number of Weeks: 35

Weekly hours: 13.00

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