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Sport OCR Cambridge Technical Level 2 Diploma at NewVIc

Course description

This course is an ideal starting point if you are interested in working in the leisure and sport industries. With a specific focus on health, fitness and exercise, you will learn about the function and structure of the human body and movement in sport. Develop your leadership skills by working with young children in the community, and through work experience within the Sports industry.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • the Psychology of sport performance
  • the body in sport
  • health, safety and injury
  • practical sport
  • fitness for sport and exercise
  • nutrition for sports performance

On the course you will:

  • conduct independent research in specific sports
  • take part in work experience within the industry
  • develop your practical skills in various sports
  • develop your communication, Numeracy and IT skills

Entry requirements

Successful completion of a broad GCSE or equivalent programme, including a 9-4 grade in English Language or Mathematics, and an A*-D in another relevant subject, as well as a good school reference and an interest in sport and exercise.


This is mainly assessed through coursework, however some elements of the course have external tests.

Financial information

You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) form confirming that you have no criminal convictions that prevent you from working with children or vulnerable adults. It will be administered by the college at the start of the course. The cost is £20 (non-refundable).

Future opportunities

You will be able to progress to the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness before applying to university or relevant employment.

Further information

Students on a Level 2 Subsidiary Diploma will also be studying towards Maths and/or English Level 2 qualifications if they have a grade 4 or below at GCSE. Students with Grade 5 and above in both Maths and English will undertake the Higher Project Qualification alongside their vocational qualification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact NewVIc directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.