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Sports - NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Sport (Working in Sport) at North Kent College

Course description

The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Sport (Working in Sport) is suited to students who wish to continue their academic studies in a specialised educational area. The course is aimed at 16-18 year olds who have just completed their GCSEs. The course provides a solid grounding for students wishing to enter the world of personal training, fitness instructing or sports therapy and its associated industries, either through eventual progression to university or by entering employment.

Course content

The course consists of 7 units. During the course of the academic year, the units will be studied and assessed which will lead to achievement in a NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport (Working in Sport).

On completion of the Diploma you will discuss with your tutors whether you wish to continue onto the Level 3 Diploma or to progress to employment or other courses in the area. In addition, the course also offers the YMCA Level 1 Certificate in Fitness Instruction.

Units Include: - Introduction to Sports Massage; Introduction to Healthy Exercise & Nutrition; Participating in Sport; Physical Fitness & Injuries in Sport; Plan, Deliver & Evaluate an Activity Session; Prepare for Working in the Sport & Leisure Industry; Understanding Business in Sport.


Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grades A - D; English, Math’s and PE are desirable.

Applicants must be willing to be involved in all aspects of sport and exercise, including practical as well as theoretical.


How will I be assessed? A wide variety of assessments will be used. The NCFE program will use continuous assessments and practical examinations. You will be able to track your performance as you work towards the pass, merit and distinction grades. Methods of assessment will include: reports, presentations, practical demonstrations, fitness sessions, posters, leaflets, experiments, interviews and discussions. To facilitate assessment, you will be expected to devote personal time for your studies.

The YMCA Course requires you to be able to demonstrate planning, delivery and evaluation of safe gym and personal training sessions.

How will I be taught? The program is a combination of practical training and classroom theory sessions. Each lesson will provide you with assessment opportunities as you work to achieve your goals and targets. You will need to have an active passion in sport and fitness and your tutors will encourage you to discuss your own achievements as well as the issues in modern sport.

Financial information

Tuition Fees: 16-18 - free

19+ - £1650 -

Registration Fee £100

This course may also attract additional costs, for example, kit, uniform or books, that all students will be required to pay. Please contact the College for further details.

Future opportunities

What progression options will I have? What can I do when I finish my course?

The majority of learner’s progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity course. If you want to progress into employment the following areas in the sport and leisure industry would be suitable; health & fitness, personal training, fitness training or leisure centre management.

Further information

Additional Courses* During the course, there will be opportunities to achieve other qualifications in addition to your main NCFE program. These additional qualifications may include work skills, drug awareness, first-aid, sport-specific coaching badges, gym instructing and other sport-related qualifications.

What qualification will I gain? NCFE L2 Certificate in Sport (Working 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: 13 February 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: L8D121P
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