Students playing football

Level 1 Diploma in Sport

  • CODE
    Full time
    1 Year
  • FEES
    Pearson Education Ltd (Formerly EDEXCEL)
  • Free tuition for students under 19 on 31 August prior to start date
  • Advanced Learner Loans available to students aged 19 or over
Designed for students who enjoy sport and fitness, as well as have the desire to improve their own personal fitness, this course focuses on the various aspects associated with working in the sport and leisure industry. You will benefit from a series of practical activities to help you develop a greater level of independence and learn the skills of effective communication, self-management and working safely. It is the ideal course for students with few formal qualifications, but who wish to study a vocationally relevant course.

You will study:

• Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths
• How the body works
• Physical activities for children
• Taking part in sport
• Working in sport and leisure
• Assisting at a sport or active leisure event
• Taking part in exercise and fitness
• Planning own fitness program
• Job opportunities in sport and active leisure

Students may have the opportunity to undertake additional short qualifications as part of their course. These are designed to support future careers.

Progression routes / leaving destinations

Successful students can further enhance their skills by enrolling onto a Level 2 in Sport or, should they wish to, progress straight into the sport and leisure industry.

This course is linked to our sports enrichment programme representing an exciting opportunity for students to develop sporting expertise and study skills. Students on the course are expected to take part in a variety of enrichment activities each week. Opportunities range from taking part in one of our College sports teams, working in the community or undertaking further study and courses within the department.

Students will be assessed throughout the course using assignments, tests and practical observations.

In addition to standard College equipment, students will need appropriate sports clothing for practical activities.