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Sport Level 2 at Sheffield College

Course description

Is this course for me?

The course is aimed at students looking to pursue a career within the area of sports coaching, development or teaching. you will be able to follow pathways in either Coaching, Exercise and Fitness or Physical Activity and Health.

What will I learn?

You will study a range of units aimed at development your skills and experience within the sports coaching industry such as:

  • The sport and active leisure industry
  • Training and fitness
  • Practical sport
  • Body systems and functions
  • Leading sports activities
  • Injury and the sports performer
  • Running a sports event

You will also have the opportunity to complete industry recognised qualifications (e.g. Sports Leaders Award and First Aid).

What else will I gain?

A brief outline of other opportunities e.g. work experience  

Throughout this practically based course you will take part in several trips and visits aimed at increasing your understanding of the range of job roles and opportunities within the sport and active leisure industry. In addition, you will complete a residential experience and community action project as part of a National Citizenship programme. This will help you to gain a range of skills and experiences that will support your career progression.

Why study this course at The Sheffield College?  

Our excellent sports facilities consist of a fully equipped Health & Fitness Centre, Multi-court Sports Hall and Outdoor 3G pitches. You will learn from highly qualified, expert staff with a range of academic and industry specific backgrounds. Students also benefit from our strong connections to the city's amateur and professional sports clubs and sporting organisations. There are also opportunities to take part in a range of sports both recreationally and competitively.

Entry requirements

4 GCSE at grade 3/ D (or acceptable alternatives) including a minimum grade 3 in English language.


Level 2 Sport courses are assessed mostly by course work and practical assessments however there will also be some exams.


Financial information


At The Sheffield College we will always do our best to support you through your studies, to make them as stress free as possible. We have a specialist support team who can give you all the advice you need on all things financial, including what might be available to you, so that you don’t go short and you can concentrate all your efforts into your studies.

Free meals

If you meet the eligibility criteria we’ll be able to support you with free meals. You’ll get an amount of money that you can use within the college shops and diners per day. This will be added to your student ID card which you will just swipe to purchase items.

Travel passes

Students (including Apprentices) of The Sheffield College who live in South Yorkshire are eligible for a 16–18 Student Pass which entitles pass holders to cheaper travel on buses and trams in South Yorkshire. Pass holders are also entitled to half fare on Northern train services in South Yorkshire.

Learner Support Fund

If you are enrolled with us, you may receive support towards the cost of:

  • Travel

  • Books and materials

  • Uniform and equipment

  • Essential course trips

  • NUS extra

  • DBS checks needed for your course (previously known as CRB)
  • UCAS registration fee and travel to interviews when applying for university

Future opportunities

Where can it lead?

On successful completion of your course you can progress onto a sport traineeship, a sports apprenticeship (e.g. Primary School Sports Coach) or higher level study. Other opportunities include junior/support roles within the sports coaching industry such as an assistant sports coach. 

Further information

Course costs are reviewed on an annual basis and are confirmed at the July transition event. Currently this fee is set at £100 and covers all associated costs such as a contribution towards planned trips/visits and residential programme. You will also receive a course t-shirt. You can arrange for payment in instalments or alternatively you can apply for financial support towards these costs via the colleges Learner Support Fund.   

Successful applicants will need to make sure you have sports clothing and footwear appropriate for taking part in practical sessions. You will be required to wear your course t-shirt when representing the college at internal/external events.

Open Days

Why not come and see for yourself. Visit us on one of our open evenings and meet the people who will be teaching you, have a chat about what the course involves and look round our fantastic facilities where you’ll be learning.

Our City, Hillsborough, Peaks and Olive Grove campuses will be open on the following days:

  • Thursday 25th October 2018, 4pm - 7pm
  • Wednesday 21st November 2018, 4pm - 7pm
  • Tuesday 29th January 2019, 4pm - 7pm
  • Monday 4th March 2019, 4pm - 7pm


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: 18 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: One year
  • Course code: HFFSP1


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    • Welcome to Hillsborough Campus

      Our Hillsborough campus in the north of the city is our creative hub with Art and Design, Photography, Fashion, and Music all based at the campus alongside more traditional courses such as A-Levels and our strong Sports base.

      The facilities at Hillsborough really have to be seen to be believed (why don’t you check out the tour!) from shiny Mac suites, which there are numerous, to sprung dance studios, a theatre and a TV studio.

      Hillsborough’s not just for those who are confident on the stage or in front of the camera, it also has a stage production workshop for set design and prop making, a wire tension grid which provides a strong, safe and virtually invisible platform for lighting changes to be made.

      Hillsborough also has a gym, a 3G sports pitch and a sports hall which is available for use for all, not just those studying Sport.

      If you need childcare, no problem! The Hillsborough campus has an Ofsted Outstanding rated nursery onsite.


      Hillsborough Campus, Livesey Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S6 2ET

      By Car

      From the M1 take Junction 33 onto the Sheffield Parkway.

      Take a right onto Derek Dooley Way/A61 and follow the A61 for approximately 2 miles.

      When you reach a KFC restaurant on your left and Owlerton Stadium on your right, turn right onto Livesey Street. Hillsborough Campus is located approximately 300 metres down Livesey Street, on the right hand side.


      Unfortunately the only on-site parking available at Hillsborough is for Blue Badge holders (more access information can be found here), however there is pay and display on-street parking and car parks available nearby.

      By Train

      Once you arrive at the station your best bet is to hop on a tram – the train station even has its own tram stop. See the Tram section below for more details.

      By Tram

      Pick up a blue line tram heading towards Malin Bridge and get off at Hillsborough or Hillsborough Park – both of which are around 5 minutes away.

      You can use the Supertram website to plan your journey and get up to date information about fares.

      By Bus

      There are a number of different buses that stop near Hillsborough Campus – too many to list here in fact!

      Check out the Travel South Yorkshire website for further details.

      By Bike

      Hillsborough has secure bike storage on site. Please speak to Student Services to register and gain access to the storage facilities.


      For accessibility information please see the Disabled Go website here.