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Sport - Level 2


Want to work in the sport and leisure industry - whether in a voluntary capacity or as a career? This course will move you closer towards your goals. Practical and hands-on, the course develops skills in nutrition and healthy exercise, with an optional unit allowing you to specialise in the pathway of your choice. You will also gain an understanding of how and where to access available sporting opportunities. At the end of the course, successful candidates will have an industry-recognised qualification, equipping them to work in a multitude of sport and leisure facilities.

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
02 Sep 2024
Bispham Campus
1 Year

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

Once you have successfully completed this course (and providing you have at least 95% attendance and have met your Target Grade) you can progress onto our Level 3 Diploma in Sport.

This will enhance your employability further and provide access to exciting opportunities in coaching, fitness instruction, sports management, sports development, sports nutrition and teaching.

On this course, you will undertake volunteering and develop your customer service skills, which will make you highly attractive to potential employers.

Key information

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade 3 - 1 including English and Maths

  • a successful interview with a tutor
  • he ability to study independently 
  • a genuine interest in the subject
  • good communication skills  
  • hardworking approach towards the industry

All 16-18 year old applicants will be invited to attend an interview to meet a tutor and ask any questions they may have about the course.

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Qualification obtained

Diploma in Sport

Extra costs and equipment

All the equipment and resources you need for this course are provided by B&FC at no extra cost.

Tuition Fees

If you are 16 to 18, no course fees are payable.

Terms and Conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: NCFE

Regulatory Body: Ofsted

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

If you are aged 16-18, you will need to spend at least 52 hours on work placement, when you will develop your skills in a realistic industry setting. You will need to find your own placement but we can support you in this.

We also run exciting trips to places such as Chill Factor, National Citizen Service venues, Low Ropes and Go Ape.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

The course features the following mandatory units:

  • Participating in Sport
  • Introduction to Healthy Exercise and Nutrition 
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise 

You will also choose from the following optional units to support your future progression and career:

  • Sports Coaching 
  • Work Experience in the Sports Industry 
  • Development of Personal Fitness through Training

Assessment for this qualification takes place through practical demonstrations and assignments, which will be set and verified externally, and assessed internally.