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Sport and Football BTEC Diploma - Leyton Orient Level 1 at Waltham Forest College

Course description

This Sport and Football BTEC Level 1 Diploma is aimed at young people who wish to study sports and leisure in a professional vocational sports setting based at Leyton Orient Football Club and the Score Sports Complex.

You will learn about different aspects of the Sports industry from fitness training and understanding how the body works, to preparing to coach a range of sports activities, as well as organising sports events. 

In addition to this there will be opportunities for work experience and volunteer placements, enabling you to gain further coaching qualifications. You will also be given the opportunity to play football, or other sports for our Leyton Orient College Teams in regional and London based leagues.

Football students will receive 6 hours of coaching from Leyton Orient FC Academy and community coaches as part of their enrichment programme.

This course provides you with an opportunity to progress your sports studies using combined education on a non-traditional site, offering you the chance to train and play sport at a very high level.

Course content

Units included:

How the body works?
Participating in Exercise and Fitness Activities
Playing your own Fitness Programme
Planning and Leading a Sports Activity
Preparing for Work Experience
Investigating Rights and Responsibilities at work
Physical Activities for Children
Functional Skills

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade E and above


Practical skills
Fitness levels
Theory assessment
Satisfactory reference

Future opportunities

Employment within the Sports and Leisure industry, or progression to the BTEC Level 2 course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 July 2017
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      Trains run to Walthamstow Central from Liverpool Street station (a bus can then be taken to the College, see below). Wood Street station is approximately a 10-minute walk from the College.


      The Victoria Line ends at Walthamstow Central, which is approximately a 15-minute walk to the College. Alternatively, you can get a bus, see below.


      From Walthamstow Central:Bus 275 stops outside the College, 212 stops across the road from the College (Shernhall Street). Buses 97, 357, 34 or 215 stop at the 'Bell Corner' (junction of Hoe Street and Forest Road). From here, the College is approximately five-minute walk.

      From Blackhorse Road Tube Station: Bus 123 also stops outside the College on route between Tottenham and Ilford