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Course description

Level 2 Diploma in Sport 

The Level 2 Diploma in Sport is a specialist work related course embedded within a stimulating study programme we can offer you. The course is to build knowledge of
practical sports performance, training and personal fitness, running
sports events and sport community volunteering. This course
particularly suits those wanting to enter employment and/or further
study in the sport and active leisure sector as you will gain valuable
work experience, continue to study English and mathematics and
complete a Level 1 award in Football Coaching.

Alongside academic studies, where a varierty sports related units will be
covered, students will train and play on a weekly basis, representing
Sheffield United Football Club against other professional clubs in
competitive fixtures in our esteemed Futsal and/or Football teams. You
will compete within the EFL Trust National Futsal League at the world
renowned English Institute of Sport (EIS) and Ponds Forge complexes.
Football fixtures will take place at the SteelPhalt SUFC Academy with
away legs being held at other academies and training facilities such as
Leeds United, Barnsley, Huddersfield Town and Nottingham Forest in
the Northern Football League, making the course truly unique.

Upon successful completion of the course you will have the
opportunity to progress on to a Level 3 study programme, with more
prestigious work placement opportunities such as working in the clubs
physio department or SUFC’s academy.

Level 2 Course Summary

Academic Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Sport (NCFE)

• Equivalent to 4 GCSE's
• 10 hours of education per week
• Up to 10 hours of futsal/football per week
• 11 units relating to physical education ranging from anatomy,
coaching, nutrition and fitness
• Primarily assessed through weekly coursework with some practical
• Training sessions led by UEFA qualified coaches
• Participate in National Citizen Service (NCS)
• Opportunities to take part in national and international trips and tours

This course is FREE for all students. There is however, a compulsory
£200 (approx.) cost for SUFC uniform.

Prerequisites to Apply

• A minimum of four 4 D grades at GCSE, including English and Maths
• An interest towards playing regular football or futsal
Exit Routes
• Progression to Level 3
• Job opportunities at Sheffield United FC or Sheffield United
Communtiy Foundation
• Job opportunities within the sport and active leisure industry
• Apprenticeships








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Course content


The Level 2 Diploma in Sport consists of the following units:

Unit 203 Health, safety and welfare in sport and active leisure

Unit 204 Participating in sport
Unit 214 Understanding the active leisure and learning sector
Unit 202 Safeguarding and protecting children and young people in sport and active leisure
Unit 205 Sports facility operations
Unit 206 Injuries in sport
Unit 207 Factors affecting participation in sport & physical activity
Unit 208 Sport as a business
Unit 209 Sport and society
Unit 210 Leading a healthy lifestyle
Unit 211 Plan, deliver and evaluate sport & leisure activities
Unit 212 Physical preparation for sport performance
Unit 213 Technical and tactical requirements for sports performance
Unit 215 Anatomy and physiology for exercise
Unit 216 Working with participants with disabilities in sport and active leisure
Unit 226 People skills in sport and active leisure Unit 301 Events organisation in a sport and leisure environment

Functional Skills English & Maths will also be delivered alongside your sports studies.

As part of the course, you will be required to complete work experience in a variety of sports settings as well as performing various roles within the organisation of sports events; this will include refereeing and officiating roles. This knowledge and experience will allow for further progression within seeking employment and/or further education options.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 4 GCSE Grades at D or equivelent and above 


Most units are assessed through assignments which are submitted via the interactive learning platform in a variety of formats; these include written reports, posters, practical sports, demonstrations, group tasks, interviews, practical coaching, presentations, work experience, projects, performance observation and time-constrained assessments.

Financial information

Bursary information is available upon enrolment.

A charge of approximately £200 for SUFC kit pack and training wear.

Future opportunities

The study programme is desgined around the field of Sport and has been developed to meet employer needs in the sport and active leisure sector. This will give full-time learners the opportunity to enter employment in this sector or to progress to further education. In particular this course prepares students for the Sheffield United Level 3 programme as well as employment in the sport and active leisure industry.



Further information

For further information please contact recruitment lead Chris Marshall.

T: 07495270905


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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: 08 January 2018
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