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Sport & Active Leisure Introductory Diploma Level 1 at North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Course description

This one year course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for success in employment in the health & fitness, leisure and sports sectors. It is also a route for progression to a level 2 qualification such as the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport or the NVQ Level 2 Football Coaching and Instructing.

Course content

The course comprises ten units over one year. The subjects you will study are: Job Opportunities in Sport & Active Leisure - An investigation of jobs and organisations in the sport and leisure industries.Working in the Sport & Active Leisure - Gain an understanding of what it is like to start work. You will also undertake a programme of work experience.How the Body Works - You will find out more about the body and how fitness and lifestyle can affect it.

Entry requirements

Students with E, F and G Grades at GCSE are invited to apply.


This course consists of ten continuously assessed units. In addition there will be opportunities to play for College sports teams. The course also provides the opportunity to develop skills in leadership, teamwork and working with others through residential and other experiences.

Financial information

You will need indoor and outdoor sports kit/footwear

We offer a bursary that students can apply for help with costs that are associated with a course. This could be help with the cost of travel, books, materials, equipment, uniforms, childcare and examination and registration fees. To find out more about bursaries available at the College, please speak to Customer Services.

Future opportunities

After successful completion (with Merit grades)of this course, you may go on to a Level 2 qualification such as the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport or the NVQ Level 2 in Football Coaching & Instructing. Alternatively you can obtain employment in the sports industry.

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: 04 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: S0235
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