Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year 3 Full-Time Ashington Main Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

The aim of this course is to enhance skills, knowledge and understanding of the sports, fitness and leisure industry to support progression either into employment or onto further study. There will be opportunities to participate in competitive sports including football and we also have strong links with the community and employers for key work experience opportunities.

4 x GCSE's (grade 4 or above), including maths and/or English.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits. There will be a kit available for purchase, a grant may be available to cover the costs.

You can study over one or two years. There is a mix of theory and practical assessment, in the classroom and outdoors / in a gym facility or similar. Students will create a portfolio of evidence that is internally assessed and externally quality assured.

UCAS points awarded for this qualification are as follows:
Year 1: P – 16, M – 32, D – 48, D* - 56
Year 2: P – 48, M – 96, D – 144, D* - 168

English and maths are essential life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your chosen career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, this will become a mandatory part of your study.

Whilst completing these qualifications, students may develop the knowledge, understanding and essential skills employers look for in employees. These range from familiar ‘key skills’ such as team working, independent learning and problem solving, to more tricky-to-measure skills such as:

- An appreciation for appropriate behaviour and dress.
- Appropriate interpersonal skills.
- Communicating with professional colleagues/peers and/or hierarchical seniors.
- Supporting other aspiring employees.
- Personal manners and deportment.
- Understanding work practices and how different roles and departments function within an organisation.

All of the above is supported carrying out enrichment experiences with employers and settings in the community.

Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term

This qualification will:
Focus on the study of the sport, leisure and physical activity sector.
Offer breadth and depth of study.
Provide opportunities to acquire a number of theoretical, practical and
technical skills.

The objectives of these qualifications are to:
Allow learners to gain an in-depth understanding of the sport, leisure and physical activity sector.
Give learners the opportunity to investigate career opportunities in the sport and leisure industry.
Allow learners to choose content which relates to their own interests, aspirations and progression choices.
Work alongside key industry links such as Northumberland Sport and Events of the North.

Anatomy and Physiology
Fitness Testing
Sports Injuries
Sports Psychology
Practical Performance
Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
Work Experience
Fitness Training
Analysis of Sport Performance
Applied Physiology
Preparing for a Career in Sport and Physical Activity
Research Project
Exercise for Specific Groups

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