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Sport - OCR Cambridge Technical Level 2 Diploma at East Durham College

Course description

This is a one year course that focuses on developing your understanding of the various aspects of sport, including fitness testing and training, sports coaching, organising events and your knowledge of the human body. As part of your study programme you will also be required to attend maths and English lessons if you have not already achieved a Grade C or above in these subjects. Your timetable will consist of 12 hours contact time. This includes an hour of tutorial with your Progression Coach.

Finally, you will be expected to complete a minimum of 36 hours of work experience within the sport/exercise sector.

Course content


The course is quite practical in nature but also focuses heavily on the theory behind sport and exercise. Therefore, lessons will incorporate both practical sessions, such as fitness testing and sports coaching, as well as classroom based lessons designed to look at how we coach and test fitness. Subjects also include Anatomy & Physiology, Sports Injuries, Planning & Leading an Event, and Psychology in Sport.


Entry requirements

To apply you should have 3 GCSE’s at D or above, including Maths & English. However, you may also progress from a BTEC Level 1 Diploma in a related subject, with a minimum of Entry 3 Maths & English.


You will be required to complete 12 individual units. 10 of these will be assessed internally by your subject lecturer, and 2 units will assessed externally using on-screen exams.

Financial information

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

Future opportunities

This course should be used as a stepping stone to move to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport.

Possible entry to employment within the sport or leisure industry e.g. coach, leisure attendant, etc.

Further information

Successful students will be allowed to progress to BTEC Level 3 by achieving the required grades. They may also move into employment in the sports/leisure industry e.g. coach, leisure attendant, etc.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 April 2016
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      Along with its specially designed state-of-the-art classrooms and work areas, the College also showcases a 500 seater sports arena and the area's only dedicated specialist theatre.