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Level 1 Sport & Public Services at East Sussex College Hastings

Course description

During this course you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding in Sport and Public Services.

Course content

This one-year course will give you an introduction into the Sports and Uniformed Public Service industry. You will join with students from the Sports and UPS department at the start of the year to learn a range of key skills during a three-day development programme. You will camp for two nights and have the opportunity to improve your team building, communication and leadership skills during a range of activities and tasks. Once you return from camp, theory and practical lessons will take place in the classroom, in our fully-equipped gym and at Horntye Sports complex, where you will learn about anatomy and physiology, fitness, and diet. 

Topics you will study include:
* Healthy lifestyle
* Participation in sport 
* Sports leadership
* How the active body works
* Customer service skills
* Presentation skills
* Physical fitness
* English and maths

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of: Entry Level 3 Certificate or 2 GCSE's (E-G).


You will be assessed through a range of practical and coursework assignments, as well as an exam.

Financial information

You will be required to purchase the appropriate kit for the course you are studying.

Future opportunities

On completion of the course you can progress onto further study including our Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Sport or Public Services, where further skills will prepare you for a career in sport and active leisure, or a career in one of the uniformed public services.

With additional training you could start your career in the industry working as a Gym instructor, Personal trainer, Sports coach, Leisure assistant, or joined the police, the navy, or the airforce.

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: 06 September 2018
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    • Located next to Hasting town centre, Station Plaza is a large, light-filled building surrounded by 22,000 square meters of study space and social zones. Classrooms are equipped with the most up-to-date resources and interactive whiteboards. It houses multiple IT suites, a gym, Coast coffee, Subway, Coast Restaurant, a training kitchen, a professional salon, an art shop, diner and a large Learning Resource Centre. 

      Students have 24/7 access to lessons and learning resources from home via WIKI, podcasts and teacher/student blogs. Students can hire laptops from the LRCs and both sites are WIFI activated.