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Sport BTEC Diploma Level 1 at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During this course you will study:

  • Core Units:
  • Fitness for sport and exercise
  • Practical sports performance
  • Carrying out a sports-related project
  • The mind and sports performance
  • The sports performer in action
  • Training for personal fitness
  • Anatomy and physiology for sports performanceOptional Units:
  • Designing exercise programmes
  • Facility operations for sport and leisure
  • Expedition experience
  • Work experience in sport

Course content

With a purpose-built sports centre, amazing facilities, outstanding success rates and great links with employers, we can really help you kick start your career in sport!

Our BTEC Level 1 Diploma is designed to develop your understanding of coaching, fitness and sports development and the body in sport, exercise and fitness, giving you the practical and occupational skills required to work in the sports and recreation industry.

Progression opportunities, such as the Level 2 Activity Leadership focusing on football coaching and the Level 2 Exercise & Fitness course will allow you to progress onto an exciting career in this industry.

Entry requirements

To access this course you are required to have:

  • No formal qualifications required
  • Acceptance on course subject to a curriculum interview


A variety of assessment methods are used including individual and group presentations, case studies, role-plays, question and answer, producing display materials, time constrained assessments, work-based assignments and assessment. This will allow you to develop skills you currently possess and work on new skills that will help you progress, it will also allow you to build a portfolio of evidence and complete other workpacks that are required for you to gain the qualifications in this programme.

Future opportunities

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Progress directly onto the Activity Leadership Level 2 (Football Coaching) or onto a VTCT Exercise and Fitness Level 2
  • Progress on to further education programmes in sport, following successful completion of the BTEC Sport Diploma and Functional skills, gaining excellent attendance and showing a positive attitude
  • Pursue a career as a sports scientist, physiotherapist, sports coach, sports development officer, sports psychologist, PE teacher or in leisure management

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.

Last updated date: 13 January 2015
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    • The Paget Road campus, in Compton to the west of Wolverhampton, provides courses in art and design, business and management, computing and IT, education and teaching, engineering, English, health and social care, journalism, maths, media, motor vehicle, music technology, performing arts, photography and science.

      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.