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Level 1 Diploma in Sport at West Kent College

Course description

Designed for students who enjoy sport and fitness, as well as have the desire to improve their own personal fitness, this course focuses on the various aspects associated with working in the sport and leisure industry. You will benefit from a series of practical activities to help you develop a greater level of independence and learn the skills of effective communication, self-management and working safely. It is the ideal course for students with few formal qualifications, but who wish to study a vocationally relevant course.

You will study:

• Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths
• How the body works
• Physical activities for children
• Taking part in sport
• Working in sport and leisure
• Assisting at a sport or active leisure event
• Taking part in exercise and fitness
• Planning own fitness program
• Job opportunities in sport and active leisure

Students may have the opportunity to undertake additional short qualifications as part of their course. These are designed to support future careers.

Entry requirements

You will need four GCSEs at Grades D-G/3-1, including English and maths at minimum Grade E/2.

Applicants to this course are also required to partake in the sports enrichment programme.


Students will be assessed throughout the course using assignments, tests and practical observations.

Future opportunities

Successful students can further enhance their skills by enrolling onto a Level 2 in Sport or, should they wish to, progress straight into the sport and leisure industry.

Further information

This course is linked to our sports enrichment programme representing an exciting opportunity for students to develop sporting expertise and study skills. Students on the course are expected to take part in a variety of enrichment activities each week. Opportunities range from taking part in one of our College sports teams, working in the community or undertaking further study and courses within the department.

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: 30 October 2018
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