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Sport (Development Coaching and Fitness) Diploma - Sport 2 - 2 A Level Equivalent at Princes Risborough School

Course description

For students who want to study a course which provides an opportunity for practical work as well as classwork. All students will be presented with the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of the sports industry and be able to study selected areas in more depth.


Students will also acquire confidence through developing independent learning skills and key skills, which are highly valued by employers and universities. Students will be presented with the opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way. The course provides access to a wide range of possible career and higher education opportunities. In terms of employment it provides the opportunity to pursue further training in areas such as Sports coaching, PE teaching, Recreational Management and Civil Service. 



1 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport 5 3

2 The Physiology of Fitness 5 3

3 Assessing Risk in Sport

4 Fitness Training and Programming

5 Sports Coaching

6 Sports Development

7 Fitness Testing for Sport and Exercise

8 Practical Team Sports *

9 Practical Individual Sports *

10 Outdoor and Adventurous Activities * 10 3

11 Sports Nutrition 10 3

12 Current Issues in Sport 10 3

13 Leadership in Sport 10 3

14 Exercise, Health and Lifestyle 10 3

15 Instructing Physical Activity and Exercise 10 3

17 Psychology for Sports Performance 10 3

18 Sports Injuries 10 3

21 Sport and Exercise Massage 10 3

22 Rules, Regulations and Officiating in Sport 10 3

23 Organising Sports Events 10 3

24 Physical Education and the Care of Children and Young People 10 3

25 Sport as a Business

26 Work Experience in Sport 10 3

39 Sports Facilities and Operational Management 10 3

40 Sports Legacy Development 10 3

41 Profiling Sports Performance 10 4

42 Research Investigation in Sport and Exercise Sciences 10 4

43 Laboratory and Experimental Methods in Sport and Exercise Sciences

• Only 2 of these units can be covered in the Diploma

Entry requirements

Normal Sixth Form entry requirements (5 or more A*-C grade passes at GCSE including English Language and Mathematics)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Princes Risborough School directly.

Last updated date: 06 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years