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Sport Apprenticeship - Activity Leadership Level 2 (SPT1) at Barnsley College

Course description

Our Activity Leadership Apprenticeships provide you with the knowledge and skills required to follow a career in the outdoor sector or in the active leisure sector as fitness activity leaders and coaches.

Course content

You will study all appropriate units listed below until you reach a minimum of 56 credits which include:

•Level 2 NVQ in Activity Leadership

•Level 2 Certificate in the Principles and Preparation for Coaching Sport

•Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths

•Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning Mandatory Units

•Prepare for activity sessions

•Lead activity sessions

•Conclude and review activity sessions

•Support the work of the team and organisation

•Promote health, safety and welfare in active leisure and recreation

•Support equality and diversity in active leisure and recreation Optional Units

•Give customers a positive impression of yourself and your organisation

•Set up, take down and store activity equipment

Entry requirements

You must hold two GCSEs at grades A* to C. It is desirable that you have English and maths at grade 4 or above but this is not essential as Functional Skills is delivered as part of the apprenticeship programme.

or Successful completion of the Level 1 Certificate/ Diploma in Sport along with a favourable student review (attainment, attendance, punctuality, attitude etc).

You will also require an active involvement in sport, health and/ or fitness.

All students will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check




You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, practical assessments and observations. These assessments will take place both in College and your place of work.

Financial information

Financial support If your total annual household income is less than £35,000 you could be eligible for financial support through our Learner Support Fund.* Money is available for travel (up to £700), food, trips, printing, equipment and childcare. You don’t have to pay this money back. You can pick up a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services on the ground floor at our Old Mill Lane campus.

Guaranteed bursaries If you are aged between 16 and 18 and currently living on your own, or in care or leaving care, you could be eligible for a non-repayable bursary of up to £1,200 per year.*

Earn to Learn If you are aged 16 to 18 and not eligible for any other financial support you could get involved with our Earn to Learn scheme. This provides excellent work experience opportunities within College with departments including Marketing, Administration and Catering, and you will be ‘paid’ via a range of rewards including help with the cost of travel, trips and equipment or high street vouchers.

FREE bus services! We realise that getting to and from College might not be very easy for everyone so we have funded two free return bus services for our students. They go to and from the Old Mill Lane campus which is just a few minutes’ walk from our Sixth Form College sites. Shelley > Old Mill Lane campus Stocksbridge via Penistone >

Old Mill Lane campus

These bus routes are completely free for our students and operate on a first come, first served basis. Each route will get students into College in a morning before lessons start and a return service is provided after lessons finish. Please contact Student Services for details of pick-up points and times.

For more information on financial support, bursaries or

bus routes, please contact Student Services on

Tel: 01226 216 267 or Email:

*Terms and conditions apply.

Future opportunities

Upon completion you could progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Sports Development or apply for job roles including:

  • Community Sports Coach
  • Activity Leader



Further information

Further information

We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.

Drop in:

Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Tel: 01226 216 123


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• Arranging taster days and visits to College

• Information about course requirements

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: 02 October 2017
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