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Sports Studies - Level 2 Diploma at City of Oxford College

Course description

Get a solid introduction to working in the sport and leisure industry with this BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport. It prepares you for employment in places such as leisure centres, fitness studios and retail sports outlets or for progression to our Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science.

You will gain basic knowledge and understanding about a wide range of topic areas all of which are related to sport and leisure activities. This course will help you to develop the leadership organisation and communication skills that are essential in the leisure industry.The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport is a nationally-recognised qualification which is equivalent to four GCSEs grades A*C.

Course content

All the subjects you study will be linked to sport such as nutrition for sport performance, practical sport, sport psychology, health, safety and injuries, fitness for sport performance and the body in sport.

Extra qualifications you can achieve include NGB coaching sport leaders and first aid (Level 1) and volunteering (Level 2).

You will study functional skills and will also have the opportunity to retake a GCSE in either maths or English.

Entry requirements

Applicants for a Level 2 programme will normally have:
• at least 4 GCSEs at grade D or above and/or a completed Level 1 award
• GCSEs to include English and maths at grade D or above or Level 1 functional skills qualifications
• the willingness to study for an additional qualification in English and/or maths

If you are interested in a Level 2 programme and have alternative qualifications please contact us with your details. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview and complete an assessment. All students will have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.


You will be assessed continuously throughout the programme and will be given ongoing feedback. Your assessments will be written practical and verbal and give you every opportunity to achieve the maximum grade available. Some of the additional qualifications may be assessed through theory and practical examinations.

On this diploma you will study through a mixture of theory and practical lessons. You will also have the opportunity to attend residential visits and day trips at an additional cost.

Future opportunities

With further training or study you could go into careers such as sport, psychology, fitness, sport coaching and PE teaching. You could also progress onto the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Oxford College directly.

Last updated date: 19 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: OXPFDSPORT


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