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Sport BTEC Level 1 Diploma at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College

Course description

This is an introductory qualification into the field of sport and leisure. It will provide you with a broad foundation of sporting knowledge and will develop transferable skills, including skills in literacy and numeracy which will be needed to progress onto higher level programmes of study or into employment in the leisure industry.

You will study ten units over the course of a year which will include:

  • How the Body Works
  • Taking Part in Exercise and Fitness
  • Planning Own Fitness Programmes
  • Assisting a Leader
  • Taking Part in Sport
  • Job Opportunities in Sport & Active Leisure

This qualification will form part of a study programme which will include exclusive access to our Sports Academy and Enrichment programme, Maths & English, Tutorial support, Work Experience, and development of employability and study skills.

Maths and English is a fundamental element of this study programme and skills in these areas will be embedded into your vocational learning. If you do not have a grade C in Maths and/or English you will attend a discrete GCSE or Functional Skills class as part of your weekly timetable.

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required, however, you will need a positive attitude, commitment and self-motivation. The course is designed for school leavers who are able to work at a level that is equivalent to GCSE grades D-F. Entry level courses are also available for those who want to progress to a level 1 qualification but do not yet meet these requirements.

2 GCSE's (or equivalent) at grade E or above (preferably including English). All applicants will be asked to sit a literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment and must achieve a minimum E3 in literacy.

All applicants must successfully pass an interview and show a positive attitude, commitment and self-motivation.


You will be assessed throughout the year via a range of methods including practicals, worksheets, presentations, group projects and written assignments.

Future opportunities

On completion of this programme you will have the opportunity to progress onto a Level 2 programme in Sport, Activity Leadership or Public Services.

Further information

Full time course lasting one year.

You will learn in dedicated classrooms, Exercise Studio, Sports Hall and Energize Gym.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017
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