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Foundation Sport and Public Services - BTEC Level 1 Diploma at West Thames College

Course description

Foundation Learning courses are designed to give you the skills to progress to Level 2.

Course content

You will usually study Sport from September and then Public Services from January.

Sport: You will play sport in our sports hall and outdoor pitch and take part in fitness activities. You will study the sport and leisure industry and learn about starting work in sport, the healthy body and effective teamwork.

You will study the sport and leisure industry and you will also have the opportunity to play sport in our sports hall and outdoor pitch. You will study functional skills in English and maths.

You will study:

  • Taking part in exercise and fitness
  • Taking part in sport
  • Investigating body systems.

Public Services: Experienced tutors with a service background will provide you with the knowledge you'll need to work towards a career in the armed forces and emergency services. Visiting speakers from various areas of the uniformed services will give lectures and provide practical training sessions.

You will study:

  • Public service careers
  • Improving health and fitness for entry into the uniformed public services
  • Personal skills for the public services
  • Practical teamwork in the public services.

You will also study functional skills in English and maths.

Entry requirements

None, but you will have an assessment.

If you need advice before you apply, please call 020 8326 2020 or email


There are three modes of assessment:

  • College based assignments, some of which are externally marked
  • External testing
  • Practical assessment.

Financial information

This course is free for students aged 16-18.

Future opportunities

If you complete all the modules you can go on to the BTEC Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Sport or Uniformed Public Services.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 August 2017
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