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Sport and Active Leisure BTEC Level 1 Certificate at Stafford College

Course description

The BTEC Entry Level is equivalent to 4 GCSE’s grade D-G and is composed of eight units: three core units, two personal skills units and three vocational units.


The Entry Level involves practical sports work and exploring different careers available within sports.

Course content

Core units (Compulsory)

  • Starting Work in the Sport & Leisure Industry
  • Working in Sport & Leisure
  • How the Body Works


Personal units (2 units)

  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Financial Management


Plus three vocational units

  • Taking Part in Sport
  • Taking Part In Exercise & Fitness
  • Improving Own Fitness


Confidence building and strategies for personal development will be taught alongside Skills for Life qualifications and vocational units, including numeracy and literacy.  Staff from the sports vocational area will deliver 4 units, with the remaining units being taught by the staff of the LLDD team.


English & Maths

We are committed to helping students improve their skills in English and maths.  Students on a full-time course at College who missed out on GCSE qualifications at grades A-C in these subjects at school will attend additional classes and receive support to enhance their grades.  Depending on individual ability, students will work towards GCSE, City & Guilds or Functional Skills awards to ensure that they have the qualifications needed to progress to university or employment.

Entry requirements

This qualification is aimed at students who lack confidence, who are not sure what their next step is and would like to try a one year course before moving onto a more demanding one, or who have achieved poor grades at school.


Continuous assessment and externally assessed units.

Financial information

Students may be able to receive financial support, please contact Student Services for further information on 01785 275512.

Future opportunities

Learners will gain knowledge that will enable them to progress towards:

  • Employment
  • Continuation onto a First Diploma qualification in Sport
  • Training
  • Independent living

Further information

If you would like any more information about the college or our courses then write, visit or telephone Student Services on 01785 275468. Our email address is  If you are unsure about which course to take, we can arrange for you to get the advice you need from a member of our guidance team.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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