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Sport & Active Leisure Level 1 Certificate at Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

The course is predominantly theory-based with some practical sessions on the timetable. You will study a total of 11 units and will cover the following topics:

  • Taking Part in Exercise and Fitness
  • Working in a Team
  • Managing Your Health at Work
  • How the Body Works
  • Planning Your own Fitness Programme
  • Planning and Delivering Activities
  • Taking Part in Sport
  • Assisting at a Sport Event
  • Working in Sport and Active Leisure
  • Carrying out an Individual Project
  • Job Opportunities in Sort and Leisure

Entry requirements

  • At least 4 GCSE’s at grade E - G or above (including English and maths)
  • A reference from your previous school, college or employer.
  • Successfully complete an initial assessment in SkillsBuilder


You will be assessed via a practical demonstrations, written assignments and presentations.

Financial information

You will be required to pay a £35 fee towards your kit and a class trip later in the year. This fee is payable on enrolment.

Future opportunities

You could progress onto the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Sport providing good attendance, punctuality, behaviour and work is demonstrated.

Employment opportunities could involve work at a junior level within the following areas of the Sport and Leisure industry:

  • Activity Leadership
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Coaching
  • Sports Development
  • Outdoor Environment

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havering College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 18 April 2016

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      - The Jubilee Restaurant & professional training kitchens

      - Engineering workshops

      - The Plumbing Skills workshop

      - Public Services and Sports

      - Health & Social Care specialist care suites

      - Early Years and Childcare

      - Foundation Skills Centre

      Quarles is a 20 minute bus ride from the centre of Romford and a short distance from the local shopping centre. Harold Hill features many open spaces including the expansive Central Park and is home to The Central Park Leisure Centre.