Sport (Physical Activity and Health) Level 2 at Sheffield College
This is a one year full time course
About the course
This Sport level 2 programme with a Physical Activity & Health pathway will suit students with an interest in exercise, health, diet and nutrition.
You will learn about practical sport performance, active lifestyles, fitness, healthy living, nutrition, promoting health and wellbeing and the social influences on health and wellbeing.
Your programme includes a 4 day residential stay which is organised in partnership with SWFCs National Citizenship Service (NCS) scheme. Through this, you will gain experience of a range of sporting and outdoor activities and undertake some work experience.
Other course enrichment activities can include visits to sport organisations and venues. You can have the opportunity to study an additional nutrition module.
You also have the opportunity to take part in a range of sports both recreationally and competitively including the chance to compete in our football and basketball teams in the British Colleges leagues.
On your programme you will study for English and Maths qualifications, if you do not already hold a minimum GCSE grade 4.
You will be expected to work independently outside of taught class time to complete course work assignments.
Although you are not expected to buy specific clothing for your course, you can purchase college sweatshirts and t- shirts if you wish. You will need to bring appropriate kit for indoor and outdoor activities.
You will be expected to contribute towards the cost of trips and residential visits. You may be entitled to help with the cost of these and anything else you need to buy for your course from the college’s Learner Support Fund.
Staff and Facilities
You will learn from highly qualified, expert staff with a range of academic and sport work related backgrounds. Students also benefit from our strong connections to the city's professional sports clubs including, Sheffield FC, SUFC, SWFC, Sheffield Eagles, Sheffield Sharks and Sheffield Steeldogs.
The excellent facilities for our sport students include a fully equipped fitness suite, sports hall, gym, 3G outdoor pitches and sports science laboratories.
Will this course suit me?
You should have a keen interest in a career or further study in exercise, health, diet and nutrition. You should have a reasonable level of fitness and stamina but do not need to show a high level of sports performance. You will need to be able to manage your time to meet coursework and assignment deadlines.
BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate Sport
What students say about our sport courses
“The facilities at college are really good and we get the chance to use them in most of our lessons”
“It’s interesting seeing sports venues across the city and it’s helped me decide what I’d like to do when I finish the course”
“I love the practical lessons and the staff are really helpful when I have to do my work”
“I’ve been able to re-do my English and Maths as well as do sport.”
3 GCSEs at 3/ D grade (or acceptable alternatives) including a minimum grade 3 in English Language
Level 2 Sport courses are assessed mostly by course work and practical assessments however there will also be some exams.
At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.
If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.
Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.
Learner Support Fund
If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:
Books and materials
Uniform and equipment
Essential course trips
- DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university
Where can it lead?
Successful completion of this course with good attendance, punctuality and tutor recommendation can lead to one of our sport full time level 3 programmes. Our BTEC Level 3 sport programmes include Sport (Coaching, Development and Fitness) and Sport and Exercises Sciences. Another opportunity could be a sport apprenticeship programme or other appropriate course.
Future career opportunities could include working in areas such as health and wellbeing advice or lifestyle promotion, community- based activity leadership or health, exercise and fitness training.
How to apply
School pupils in Sheffield should apply on-line with the help of their school. Other students can apply using a paper application form available from any college campus, by phoning 0114 2602600, or downloading one from our website www.sheffcol.ac.uk
Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.
Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:
- Thursday 12th October 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Monday 20th November 2017, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Tuesday 23rd January 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Wednesday 7th March 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
- Thursday 17th May 2018, 3.30pm - 7pm
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.