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Sport (Physical Activity and Health) Level 2 at Sheffield College

Course description

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.

Qualification Title

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.”

Entry requirements

 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.

Financial information


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.

Free meals

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.

Travel passes

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:

  • Travel

  • Books and materials

  • Uniform and equipment

  • Essential course trips

  • NUS extra

  • DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
  • UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university

Future opportunities

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.

Further information

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

Open Days

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.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: One year
  • Course code: HFFSP1P


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    • Welcome to Hillsborough Campus

      Our Hillsborough campus in the north of the city is our creative hub with Art and Design, Photography, Fashion, and Music all based at the campus alongside more traditional courses such as A-Levels and our strong Sports base.

      The facilities at Hillsborough really have to be seen to be believed (why don’t you check out the tour!) from shiny Mac suites, which there are numerous, to sprung dance studios, a theatre and a TV studio.

      Hillsborough’s not just for those who are confident on the stage or in front of the camera, it also has a stage production workshop for set design and prop making, a wire tension grid which provides a strong, safe and virtually invisible platform for lighting changes to be made.

      Hillsborough also has a gym, a 3G sports pitch and a sports hall which is available for use for all, not just those studying Sport.

      If you need childcare, no problem! The Hillsborough campus has an Ofsted Outstanding rated nursery onsite.


      Hillsborough Campus, Livesey Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 2ET

      By Car

      From the M1 take Junction 33 onto the Sheffield Parkway.

      Take a right onto Derek Dooley Way/A61 and follow the A61 for approximately 2 miles.

      When you reach a KFC restaurant on your left and Owlerton Stadium on your right, turn right onto Livesey Street. Hillsborough Campus is located approximately 300 metres down Livesey Street, on the right hand side.


      Unfortunately the only on-site parking available at Hillsborough is for Blue Badge holders (more access information can be found here), however there is pay and display on-street parking and car parks available nearby.

      By Train

      Once you arrive at the station your best bet is to hop on a tram – the train station even has its own tram stop. See the Tram section below for more details.

      By Tram

      Pick up a blue line tram heading towards Malin Bridge and get off at Hillsborough or Hillsborough Park – both of which are around 5 minutes away.

      You can use the Supertram website to plan your journey and get up to date information about fares.

      By Bus

      There are a number of different buses that stop near Hillsborough Campus – too many to list here in fact!

      Check out the Travel South Yorkshire website for further details.

      By Bike

      Hillsborough has secure bike storage on site. Please speak to Student Services to register and gain access to the storage facilities.


      For accessibility information please see the Disabled Go website here.