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Sport Level 2 Vocational at Worcester Sixth Form College

Course description

This course will develop both your practical skills and theoretical knowledge. It introduces students to the employment area of the health and fitness industry and provides a basis for students to progress to more advanced vocational qualifications. The course is ideal for students who do not initially gain qualifications for entry onto level 3 courses but who wish to focus their learning on an area of particular interest. This course will be studied in combination with other GCSEs or Level 2 courses

Course content

The course runs for one academic year and contains four units that must be completed. The units include: 
  • Fitness Testing and Training (exam)
  • Practical Sport
  • Sports Performer in Action
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport (exam)
  • Sports Injuries
  • Lifestyle and Wellbeing
  • Sport and Active Leisure
  • Promotion and Sponsorship 

As a vocational course the emphasis is on student-based learning. Delivery methods include lessons with active learning, tutorials, reserach tasks, peer presentations, experiments, testing and practical assessment.


Entry requirements

If a student does not have either GCSE Maths and/or English Language this must form part of their programme. Where a student has a high average GCSE score but needs to take both GCSE Maths and GCSE English Language then they will do this in combination with 2 or 3 AS levels or BTEC Certificates, or a BTEC 90-credit Diploma.

Good time management skills and ability to meet assigned deadlines.


Assessment is mostly internal through assignments, presentations and practical's. Two units are assessed through external online exams. Students gain a grade  for each unit and a final qualification grade is awarded.

Financial information

Two separate weeks of work experience*. Students must be police checked through DBS: approx. £44

Future opportunities

Where all crtiteria are met, Level 2 students will have the opportunity to progress to a Level 3 course or may choose to enter the leisure industry where in many cases they will have access to further training.

Further information

The excellent on-site facilities include a gymnasium, weight training/ conditioning room, two tennis courts, two netball courts, a multi-purpose grass area and dedicated teaching rooms with computers. Attached to the College, Nunnery Wood Sports Centre provides the College with use of a sports hall, multi-fitness room and two glass-backed squash courts. 
The College also shares extensive playing fields including an all-weather synthetic turf hockey pitch and an international standard eight-lane tartan running track with stands and floodlights. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Worcester Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years
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