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Sport Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Holy Family Catholic School

Course description

The course aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the sport sector and any chosen specialist pathway; and in contexts that are directly relevant to employment situations, thereby enhancing your employability within the sport sector. It also aims to develop your ability to work autonomously and effectively in a sporting context and enable you to develop knowledge, understanding and skills in specialist areas of sport provision, sport development and sport performance.

Course content

Compulsory Units:

Unit 1 Principles of anatomy and physiology in sport,

Unit 2 Sports coaching,

Unit 3 Current issues in sport, 

Unit 4 The physiology of fitness.

Optional Units include: Sports nutrition, Psychology for sports performance, Practical team sports, Sport as a business, Exercise for specific groups, Outdoor and adventurous activities, Practical individual sports, Applied sport and exercise physiology, Leadership in sport, Instructing physical activity and exercise, Sports injuries.

Entry requirements

GCSE Average: 4.2, GCSE C in Maths, GCSE C in English Language and GCSE C in Core Science.


All units are centre assessed and externally moderated by OCR. There are no formal examinations, but students will have to submit completed units by specified deadlines.

Future opportunities

Employment in the sport sector in job roles at an operative or supervisory level within a wide range of related environments. It is also suitable to support further study at university, potentially in a Sports Science type degree.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holy Family Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years