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Sport and Leisure and Army at Nacro

Course description

With a sport and leisure course you can focus your employability training on either a career in sport or with the Army. It is ideal if you’ve ever thought about being a fitness instructor or a personal trainer, or if you want to prepare for selection in the armed forces. You’ll learn all about the physical side of these jobs, like how the body works and how injuries happen, and focus on personal fitness and discipline. We’ll also show you what it means to be your own boss, so you’ve got the confidence to start your own business or apply for a job in a gym. The course also covers personal development, team building, looking after yourself and managing your time.


  • Level 1 or Level 2
  • Award or Certificate
  • City and Guilds


  • Level 2
  • Certificate
  • Active IQ

Course content

  • Healthy living
  • Taking part in sport
  • Sports injuries
  • How the body works
  • Disabilities and sport
  • Running a business in sport and leisure
  • Protecting children and young people in sport
  • Military skills
  • Team working and social skills

Depending on which course you take, you’ll work towards gaining an award, a certificate or a diploma.

Entry requirements

You don’t need any qualifications or previous experience. You can start at any level that suits you and then move on to other levels. To start a level 2 course, you will need to be working at level 1 in your English and Maths. We also expect you to show an interest in a subject of your choice.


You’ll be assessed through an assignment. For the sport elements of the course you’ll be assessed through practical tasks.

Future opportunities

With your qualification, you can apply for jobs including:

• leisure centre assistant
• sports development officer
• sports coach
• holiday centre manager
• personal trainer
• gym instructor
• coach

Alternatively you can learn a related course at a higher level or apply for a job in the Royal Navy, the Army or the Royal Air Force. You can also go on to a higher level qualification to prepare for a job in uniformed public services.

Further information

Any of the tutors at your centre will listen to your needs and offer you help. If you have personal matters you’re worried about, you can talk to one of our safeguarding officers. You will find their contact details displayed in the centre.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nacro directly.

Last updated date: 27 March 2017
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