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Introduction to Sport Level 1 at Hugh Baird College

Course description

This course is a well balanced mix of both practical and theory based units. Participation and personal development plays a major part as opposed to just performance excellence. You will be expected to commit to personal planning and fitness in an outstanding gym based facility as well as take part in sports hall based traditional sports such as badminton and basketball.

Identification of strengths and areas of improvement is an important part of this course. You will study an additional anatomy based module called which explain 'how the body works', a major component at the next course level. With attendance and commitment, you will receive the ideal opportunity to start on a personal journey and career path within the sport and fitness industry.

This short programme runs from September to December, with most learners progressing on to a level 2 qualification in January.

The programme also includes studying Maths and English towards GCSE grade A-C if you do not already have these grades.

Course content

  • Personal fitness
  • Fitness programming
  • Participating in sport
  • How the body works

Entry requirements

In order to qualify for this course, you will need:

  • GCSE grades in maths and English are desirable but not essential

Entry to all courses are subject to a successful interview, a satisfactory reference from your school or employer and evidence that you will be a committed student

Financial information

16 - 18 Years: Free

Future opportunities

  • Community Sports Coach
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Gym Instructor
  • Health Trainer
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physiotherapist
  • Conditioning Coach

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hugh Baird College directly.

Last updated date: 21 April 2016
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    • By train

      The Merseyrail Bootle Oriel Road station is only a two minute walk from the College campus. This station is on the Northern Line and offers easy access to the College from Liverpool, Crosby, Formby, Southport and other areas.

      By car

      Satellite navigation systems (Satnav) – please enter our postcode L20 7EW.

      The closest motorway junctions are the M58 1a/ M57 Junction 7 – 3.7 miles (6km). Then follow the A59 towards Liverpool for approximately ten minutes, turning right onto the A5058 at the first roundabout, which leads onto Balliol Road.

      By bus

      Students can also travel to College on regular bus services from Southport, Formby, Crosby, Old Roan, Maghull, Litherland, Netherton, Litherland, Queens Drive and Liverpool City Centre. 

      • From Southport: 47, 48, 48a, 300
      • From Formby and Southport: 47, 48, 48a
      • From Crosby: 47, 48, 48a, 54, 62, 62a, 62b
      • From Old Roan and Maghull: 55, 300
      • From Litherland: 53, 53a, 55, 59
      • From Netherton: 52, 52a, 58, 59
      • From Queens Drive: 60, 81
      • From Liverpool City Centre: 47, 48, 52, 52a, 53, 53a, 54, 55, 55d, 155, 300