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Sport and Active Leisure Studies (QCF) Level 1 Certificate at New College Durham

Course description

This course is a great way to develop your knowledge and skills through a mix of practical and theory based sports sessions.

Modules may include amongst others:

  • Assisting in delivering an activity session
  • Taking part in exercise and fitness
  • How the body works
  • Planning own fitness programme
  • Working in sport and active leisure
  • Job opportunities in sport and active leisure
  • Healthy eating
  • Lifestyle management

Course content

The course is assessed continuously through observation, workbooks, portfolios and written assessments staggered throughout the year. You will also be helped to improve your employability skills and complete a work placement as part of your study programme. Additional time can be used for independent study, or, if needed, additional support.

You will study the following units:

  • Assist in delivering an activity session
  • Taking part in exercise and fitness
  • How the body works
  • Planning own fitness programme
  • Working in sport and active leisure
  • Sport and active leisure project
  • Job opportunities in sport and active leisure
  • Safe learning in the workplace
  • Lifestyle management
  • Healthy eating
  • Working with customers and clients in sports and active leisure settings
  • Investigating rights and responsibilities at work

In addition, the study programme also includes the development and assessment of functional skills in maths and English

Assignments vary depending upon the unit, but they are often of a practical, investigative nature.

Entry requirements

You must be able to display a keen interest in sport and active leisure and a willingness to take part in theory as well as practical sessions.

Future opportunities

You can go on to Level 2 Diploma in Sport.

Related careers
Physiotherapist Physiotherapists plan and apply massage, promote and encourage movement and exercise, use hydrotherapy, electro-therapy and other technological equipment in the treatment of a wide range of injuries, diseases and disabilities in order to assist rehabilitation by developing and restoring body systems.
Sports player Professional sportsmen and women train and compete, either individually or as part of a team, in their chosen sport for financial gain.
Sports coach, instructor or official Sports coaches, instructors and officials work with amateur and professional sportsmen and women to enhance performance, encourage greater participation in sport, supervise recreational activities such as canoeing and mountaineering, and organise and officiate at sporting events according to established rules.
Fitness instructor Fitness instructors deliver training in a range of fitness activities, including weight training, yoga, pilates, personal training and other forms of exercise at private health and fitness centres, local authority run sports and leisure centres, other public and community establishments, and in private homes.
Care worker or home carer Care workers and home carers attend to the personal needs and comforts of the elderly and the infirm with care and support needs (‘service users’) within residential care establishments, day care establishments or in their own homes.

 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 April 2016

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