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Sport: Cambridge Level 2 Extended Certificate (= 1 GCSE) at Regent College

Course description

Course outline
The Level 2 in Sport is a vocational specific qualification which offers students an opportunity to study sport in the context of the exercise and fitness industry. The course includes a variety of sport-related modules and the chance to gain a range of additional qualifications such as sports coaching and first aid as well as literacy and numeracy. The course is equivalent to 2/4 GCSEs (A* - C level) and prepares students for employment in the sports sector or progression onto higher level courses.

Who should study a Level 2 in Sport?
• You must be committed to the subject and be prepared to participate in physical activity, including leading other students.
• You must be prepared to develop your understanding of the theoretical aspects of sport.
• You must have the ability to self-motivate and work independently on the completion of assignments.
• You must be committed to completing coursework assignments and be able to meet deadlines.
• You must have an interest in applying your knowledge to work related contexts and situations.

You will also get the opportunity to work with younger students in the leading and delivering of sport sessions. There will be opportunities to gain additional qualifications and awards to enhance your sports experience outside of your studies.

Resources and Facilities
Regent College opened the new multi-million pound sports complex in November 2013. Therefore, your sports experience at the College will be first class having access to state of the art sports facilities and outstanding teaching. Your education in sport will be completed using analysis software, sports technologies and video analysis.

Students will also have the opportunity to trial for the College academy sports team (Football, Basketball and Cricket) and take part in extra-curricular sports activities and sports enrichment – 5 a side Men’s Football, 5 a side girls Football, Boxing, Rugby, Volleyball Indoor 24 Cricket, Street Dance, Zumba classes, Badminton and Table Tennis.

Students are able to retake GCSE English or Maths whilst on the course or undertake the entry 3, level 1 or 2 Functional skills course.

There are a range of trips and team building activities included throughout the course.

Course content

Core units include:
• Practical sport
• Anatomy and Physiology for sport

Specialist units include:
• Fitness testing and training
• Development of personal fitness
• Lifestyle and the sports performer
• Effects of exercise on the body systems
• Injury in sport
• Planning and Leading sports activities

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade D or above, or PASS at level 1 Diploma, including English Language, (or equivalent) and Maths


Units will be assessed in a variety of ways such as:
Video Analysis, PowerPoint presentations, group discussions, posters, leaflets, reports, essays, media interviews, video tutorials, podcasts, practical demonstrations, coaching and leading sessions.

Students must complete work related assignments in all the units to complete the course.

Assignments are graded:

The work/issue has been understood clearly, critically analysed, showing implications, modifications, use of literature to support argument is used to justify.

The assignment is of a quality substantially better than pass but does not meet the criteria for a distinction and is submitted by the date given. Explanation of key issues is offered to solve the assessment activity; use of literature allows justification to be made.

The assignment meets all the minimum requirements laid out in the assessment criteria, to a descriptive fashion.

The assignment does not meet the standards laid out in the assessment criteria for the minimum pass grade. You will be expected to re-submit a modified assignment by an agreed date.

Financial information

Free to Home students.

Future opportunities

Students can progress to BTEC Level 3 in Sport or employment in the sport and fitness sector.

Further information

This course is equivalent to 1 GCSE.

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: 11 September 2018

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