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Football Academy: Diploma in Sports Studies at Sandwich Technology School

Course description

Course Description

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Sports Studies (QCF) is a vocational qualification that will support progression towards Level 3 qualifications. This qualification is designed for learners aged 16 years or over and provides the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to pursue a career in sport and related disciplines. This qualification covers the core topic areas of sport including: anatomy and physiology, performance psychology, planning and leading activities and business skills.

You will also have the opportunity to further develop your understanding and skills by selecting a number of optional units which include: fitness testing and training, effects of exercise on the body systems, nutrition for sports performance, managing a sports career, sports injuries, sport and leisure facility operations, technical skills and tactical awareness and planning and running a sports event.

Entry requirements

Candidates are expected to have completed up to five GCSE’s with English and Maths at a minimum of grade 3, you are also expected to have a keen interest and desire to pursue a career in sport, active health or fitness.


Assessment is by coursework. There are 4 mandatory units and a minimum of 2 optional units to make up the course structure.

Future opportunities

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

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: 08 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year