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Sports Level 2 Diploma at West Lancashire College

Course description

These courses are ideal if you'd like to further your sporting career whilst also studying for a nationally recognised, career-focussed qualification. It is recognised by employers and, if you'd like to keep studying, provides the entry qualification for a Level 3 Sports qualification here at West Lancashire College.

This course is for students who want to study an academic programme to broaden their specialist focus, either to prepare for employment or to progress to a higher level course.

Course content

The course covers:

  • Health and exercise studies
  • Planning and preparing for personal exercise
  • Instructing exercise
  • Sports coaching
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Therapy

Functional Skills will also form an important part of your course.

Learners will undertake a period of work experience appropriate to your course as part of the programme of study.

Maths and English will be part of your programme of study and you will study qualifications in Maths and English, appropriate to your level of ability, alongside your chosen course.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 3 GCSE’s at Grade D or above. Candidate will be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and we will be looking for an appropriate standard of English and maths. We are interested in your enthusiasm and commitment to succeed.


Candidates must have an interest in health and fitness, with a view to working in the fitness industry. Candidates who are already employed in the industry may enrol on a work based learning NVQ programme.

Future opportunities

The course can progress to:

  • Sports Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3
  • Sports Science Diploma/ Extended Diploma Level 3
  • Sport and Exercise Therapy Level 3

This course could lead to employment in a sports centre, gymnasium or health club.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Lancashire College directly.

Last updated date: 17 June 2016
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