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Sport and Active Leisure - Foundation Diploma at Queensbury School

Course description

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.

Course content

The Foundation Diploma gives a broad, generic introduction to the sport & leisure industry by covering content that focuses on 3 key themes; Sport & Active Leisure and the individual, Sport & Active Leisure and the Economy, Sport & Active Leisure and the Community.

There are 5 units of study:

  • Sport & Active Leisure as part of a healthy lifestyle
  • The importance of participation in Sport & Active Leisure
  • How the Active Body Works
  • Introducing the Sport and Active Leisure Industry
  • Working with different types of customers in Sport and Active Leisure

Entry requirements

You will need to demonstrate a general interest in the sports industry as a whole. You will also need a recommendation from your school or a suitable reference and will be required to attend an interview.

Assessment

One of the 5 units is assessed via an external multiple choice exam while the remaining 4 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

The Level 1 Foundation qualification is equivalent to 5 GCSEs at D - G.

Future opportunities

This new course has been developed with relevant employers and universities. It offers progression opportunities for future employment within the health & fitness & sports industry. The Diploma will provide an excellent base for entry into further education, higher education or employment. The qualification will provide opportunities for progression onto the next Diploma level (Level 2) along with other general qualifications and further education courses.

Further information

You will need to demonstrate a general interest in the sports industry as a whole. You will also need a recommendation from your school or a suitable reference and will be required to attend an interview.

As part of the Diploma you will have lots of opportunity to come into contact with people who are employed in the sports industry. It is therefore expected that learners will be committed to work the hours specific to their chosen sporting experience which may well be above and beyond the normal school day.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queensbury School directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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