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Sport - Level 2 Certificate in Active Leisure, Sport and Physical Activities (for students aged 14-16) at Wakefield College

Course description

This qualification is designed to provide a benefit for those interested in a career in sport by introducing the scope of the active leisure industry and the skills required for employment within the sport and physical activity sector. Those who undertake this course will have the opportunity to participate in sports and physical activities, developing an understanding of the rules and safety considerations. As part of the course there are opportunities to apply this knowledge by developing the ability to support the leading of sport and physical activity sessions for others in a local sports centre.

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What you will study

Career Pathways in Active Leisure - This aim of this unit is to provide an introduction to the active leisure industry, the related sub sectors roles and career pathways.

Participating in Sport and Physical Activity - This aim of this unit is to develop and improve a learner’s knowledge of a range of sports and physical activities, including rules, safety considerations and resource requirements. Learners will participate in a range of sports and physical activities

Creating and Maintaining Professional Relationships in Active Leisure - The aim of this unit is to enable learners to understand the range of personal and professional skills required to successfully create and maintain professional working relationships in the active leisure industry.

Leading Sport and Physical Activities - The aim of this unit is enable learners to apply the knowledge gained through Participating in Sport and Physical Activities in the context of planning, leading and evaluating a sport or physical activity session. Learners will be required to constructively evaluate activities delivered by others to further demonstrate understanding

How you will learn

You will learn through a mixture of formal class work, team sports/activities and other practical sessions, visits and where applicable outdoor activities.

Entry requirements

Prior to registration for the qualification learners are required to:

• be accurately identified
• be at least 14 years of age
• be able to communicate effectively in English 4 (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing).

Predicted grades D-G in 4 subjects at GCSE
Minimum Entry Level 3 in English and Maths or equivalent
A genuine interest in the subject/profession
A good reference from Head of Year 10 or Headteacher
Successful interview/trial


The assessment specification requires learners to:
• complete a written examination covering the learning outcomes and assessment criteria of Career Pathways in Active Leisure and Participating in Sport and Physical Activity
• complete a series of written tasks in order to demonstrate a robust and thorough understanding of Creating and Maintaining Professional Relationships in Active Leisure
• complete a portfolio of evidence consisting of written tasks and practical demonstration for Leading Sport and Physical Activities

Learners will be awarded a grade of Pass, Merit or Distinction, assuming they successfully complete all assessments. Grades are calculated using a matrix system.

Financial information

For registration fees please contact the 14-16 Unit at Wakefield College for details: Tel - 01924 789742 or by email –

Future opportunities

Further study

On completion, learners may progress to an intermediate, or potentially an advanced, apprenticeship in a range of sport and active leisure sector areas, or to Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications, such as A-levels, Technical Certificates, Technical Levels and Applied Generals.

Career opportunities

This qualification may lead to paid employment or unpaid voluntary roles in leading sports activities, working as part of a coaching team as an assistant or support role. This could include supporting the delivery of activities within primary schools or securing a part-time role within a leisure facility, holiday club or a community based participation programme. It is essential to note that learners are not able to lead activities autonomously until they are 18 years old. The qualification will support an application for an intermediate apprenticeship in activity leadership, coaching, exercise and fitness or leisure operations for learners seeking to progress to a paid in-training role rather than opting for traditional post-16 educational routes.

Further information

If you require further information please contact: The Course Information Team on 01924 789111

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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: 23 January 2018
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