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Sport Diploma Level 2 at The Manchester College

Course description

This Level 2 in Sport will give you a fantastic insight into the whole industry. You’ll learn a huge range of sports-related skills that will set you on the path to an exciting career. From learning about how the body works and why exercising and playing sports is important for a healthy lifestyle, to sports nutrition and the qualities of what makes a good player. In fact, you’ll learn about the whole sports and leisure industry.You’ll be participating in lots of practical sessions and even lead some events yourself. You will visit professional sports clubs and working venues and get expert advice from guest speakers too, further developing your experience and abilities.


To join us on the NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport, you’ll need to have at least four GCSEs at grade D or above (preferably including English and Maths). If you haven’t achieved a C in English and Maths, you can work towards this whilst on the course. You will need to be passionate and enthusiastic about taking part in a wide variety of sports and activities – both as a player and a leader! Due to government changes to grading systems for GCSES in 16/17, please follow the below link to see specific entry criteria for school leavers School Leaver Entry Requirements.

Financial information

You’ll be assessed throughout the whole of this course, keeping a log of work of all the different practical sessions, reports, reflections and short assignments you complete. For practical tasks, your tutor will observe you both on your participation skills and how you lead a group.

Future opportunities

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.

Further information

With this Level 2 NCFE qualification in Sport, you’ll be well placed to further develop your skills with us at The Manchester College. We have a number of Level 3 courses to choose from depending on your passion and focus, including Sport and Exercise Science, Coaching and Fitness, and Delivering Physical Education. Whichever route you decide upon, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to succeed in a number of sports-related careers or courses.

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: 10 April 2018
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    • Nicholls Campus offers courses for school leavers, adults and university level students. Subject areas include business, care, IT, nursing and medical sciences. The campus is home to the Arden School of Theatre, offering professional training in the performing arts as part of The Manchester College. The campus also hosts courses in skills for life and independent living for students with learning difficulties.

      Nicholls Campus is a specialist centre for sport. It’s home to the Nicholls Community Football Centre of Excellence and the college’s Sports Academies in football, rugby and basketball.

      Facilities at Nicholls Campus include:

      • full size grass football pitch
      • synthetic five-a-side pitches
      • sports hall
      • fitness suite
      • IT suites
      • science labs
      • library resources centre (LRC)
      • canteen
      • a student common room with pool tables, table tennis, CD player and quiet seated area

      Local area

      Ardwick is close to Manchester’s city centre and the city's universities. Nicholls Campus includes an impressive Grade II listed building with its own gardens. There’s a small park within walking distance of the campus and a green space across the road.

      The nearby Manchester Apollo is a 3,500 capacity live music venue. Sportcity and the City of Manchester Stadium are five minutes away by car. There are a post office, supermarket and other shops nearby. The campus is on a main bus route from the city centre and is close to Ardwick train station.