This two-year course is for school leavers aged 16-18 who want to go on to higher education and/or a career in sport science, physiotherapy, sports therapy, coaching or professional sports. It will enable you to enter a degree programme at university or employment in the sports and leisure industry.
It covers anatomy, physiology, psychology, sports nutrition, sports coaching, fitness testing and individual exercise. There will be visits to sporting venues and centres of sporting excellence.
The course combines practical and academic study. You will complete 18 sports related vocational units over the two years which will include:
You will study:
- Fitness testing
- Sports development
- Sports coaching
- Fitness programming
- Talent identification and analysis
- Practical individual sports.
There will be an additional 9 specialist units and you will study functional skills in English and maths.
This course consists of the 90-credit Diploma in Year 1 followed by the Extended Diploma in Year 2.
There will be visits to sporting venues and centres of sporting excellence.
Suitability - Who should attend?
At least 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C / grades 9-4, or a merit or distinction at Level 2 with functional skills in English and maths.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
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