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Sport Foundation Level 1 Pathway at Reading College

Course description

This pathway is for those who want to explore a career in sport through a full-time college course and would benefit from having a high level of support with English, maths and personal development.

The benefits of doing the course:

  • English and maths 
  • Employability skills 
  • Knowledge about a range of topics connected to sport

Course content

The pathway gives you an introduction to the sport industry. You will develop your knowledge in coaching, fitness, anatomy and nutrition and have the opportunity to use the newly refurbished gym to improve your fitness. You will take part in interactive and fun activities where assessment is continuous rather than by exam and you will complete a portfolio as evidence of your learning.

Entry requirements

You do not need qualifications to join this pathway. However you will need a successful interview with a member of the teaching team to show your commitment to full time study and your interest in the subject. We will also expect a satisfactory school report. As part of your interview we will assess your levels of English and maths and advise you of the most appropriate level to study.

Future opportunities

When you have achieved your Level 1 qualification you could progress onto Level 2 courses in a related subject such as Sport or other Level 1 or 2 courses. This course will also give you essential employability skills to look for employment in the sport industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Reading College directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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    • BY RAIL

      Reading train station is a 20 minute walk from the College.

      Travelling from surrounding areas: there are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

      Travelling from London: there are regular trains from London Paddington to Reading taking 25-30 minutes.

      BY BUS

      There are regular bus services that stop along Kings Road:

      Reading Buses - routes 13, 14, 17
      Please Note: Reading buses require the exact fare.

      Arriva - routes 800, 850
      First Group - route 190
      Thames Travel - routes 126, 127

      In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver their student ID card.

      The Green Bus will be operating two new bus services from September 2014 for Reading College students.

      Service RC1 and RC2 will run once daily according to an agreed timetable on 175 days of each academic year connecting the college with Slough, Maidenhead and the areas in between.