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Sport & Active Leisure BTEC Level 1 Diploma at Oaklands College

Course description

The course will also provide a solid base in a number of areas that can be applied to many careers and further study, not just within the sports and leisure industries. In addition, all students will study Functional skills or GCSE Maths and English. The course involves a mixture of practical and classroom-based lessons and will support you to develop not only your knowledge within sport but develop your wider skills e.g. Team work and building confidence.

Course content

Throughout your study programme you will study the following aspects. BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure which covers units such as Job Opportunities and Working in Sport and Active Leisure, How the Body Works and Coaching and Fitness units. English and Maths - depending on grades you will either retake your GCSE'S or functional skills. Work Experience - you are required to complete a total of 10 hours of work experience throughout the year which are supported through two work experience units. Work experience cannot be paid work and must be relevant to the course you are studying. PDR - you will have weekly PDR sessions with your course tutor which will entail personal 1:2:1 sessions and lessons tailored around health, social, economic and welfare issues.

Entry requirements

3 GCSE'S at grade E or above and a keen interest and willingness to learn and participate in sport.

The BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure is aimed at individuals who are interested in working in the sports, leisure and fitness industry. Examples include fitness instructing, leisure centre assistant, lifeguard and coaching.


You will be assessed by putting together an assignment folder. There are no exams (apart from Functional Skills or GCSE). Instead, you will be asked to produce posters, complete demonstrations, presentations and practical sessions.

Financial information

16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

Future opportunities

If you join the course as part of a sports academy you will be required to take part in additional lessons with the academy.

Further information

The course can lead you to progress onto the BTEC First Diploma in Sport, the NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Public Services or employment in the sports industry such as a leisure or recreational assistant.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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