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Skills for Professions in Sport Level 1 Certificate at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College*

Course description

Our Level 1 Sport programme is designed to introduce learners to the world of sport and leisure. The vocational aspects of this programme allow learners to acquire a deeper understanding of their chosen specialism and allow progression on to one of our level 2 programmes.

Course content

Modules covered may include subjects such as anatomy and physiology, coaching children, taking part in sport, planning and leading sports events and units covering what it takes to work in the Sport and Leisure Industry.

Entry requirements

Demonstration (at interview and at a College Taster day) of an enthusiasm for the industry in addition to an interest in sport and/or coaching and a keen motivation to learn. Applicants must have studied at GCSE level and achieved a minimum of grade 2 (grade E) in Maths and English.


Sessions will be a mixture of theory and practical lessons, and, wherever possible, underpinning theory will also be demonstrated in a practical context. There will be a variety of assessment methods used (such as written assessments, observations, presentations and discussions), and learners will gain a thorough understanding of the evidence they are expected to produce.

Future opportunities

Ideally learners will progress onto a level 2 (GCSE equivalent programme) sport course. Those who do not, could progress into various career roles, such as leisure assistant, assistant sports coach, or could become involved in the administration of sport and leisure.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Gloucestershire and Stroud College* directly.

Last updated date: 24 January 2017
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    • SGS WISE (the West of England Institute of Specialist Education) was opened in 2005 as a brand new state-of-the-art vocational centre for sport and the arts. The campus is home to the Bristol Academy of Sport, the South West Academy of Dramatic Arts, and the Bristol School of Art.