Sport and Active Leisure - Advanced Diploma at Queensbury School
Diplomas provide a stimulating and diverse programme of applied learning within the occupational areas of sport, health & fitness, play & youth work, media & event / business management. They are designed to equip young people with the skills, knowledge and attributes necessary within the sport & active leisure industry.
The Advanced Diploma takes a detailed look at the sport and leisure industry. There is an increased focus on sports development and business management.
Content is based on 3 key themes; Sport & Active Leisure and the individual, Sport & Active Leisure and the Economy, Sport & Active Leisure and the Community.
There are 8 units of study:
- The impact of an active and healthy lifestyle
- Being an effective manager and leader in sport and active leisure
- Science and technology in sport and active leisure
- Applying science and technology to enhance performance in sport and active leisure
- Globalisation and the sport and active leisure industry
- Sport and active policy
- Promoting opportunities for all in sport and active leisure
- Bringing the community together through sport and active leisure
You will need to demonstrate an overall interest in the roles that operate within the sports industry. You will also need a recommendation from your school or a suitable reference and will be required to attend an interview.
Minimum 5 GCSE's at A*- C including English and Maths.
Two of the 8 units are assessed via an external exam that require both short and essay style written responses. The remaining 6 units are assessed through internally set assignments. These will be broken down into a number of separate tasks and activities. Where possible assessments will be applied in nature and may therefore take place as some form of work experience.
The Diploma is graded A*/A/B/C/D/E
The Level 3 Advanced qualification is equivalent to 3 A level awards (there is a Level 3 Progression Award which is equivalent to 2 A level awards).
The qualification will provide opportunities for progression into employment within the sports industry i.e. sports management / development.
The qualification will provide opportunities for progression onto advanced apprenticeships such as instructing physical activity and exercise or progression onto higher education courses such as a degree in sports science, sports management or health promotion.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queensbury School directly.