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Sport: Level 2 BTEC Diploma at NESCOT

Course description

This course enables students to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills that enable progression within specific areas of employment such as exercise and fitness, leadership support and sports coaching.

Course content

Our course is structured to ensure a mixture of theory and practical units. Additional qualifications can be taken in First Aid and coaching qualifications to aid future employment opportunities and career progression in the fitness and sports coaching industries.

This course is aimed at students with an interest in sport and who want to gain a qualification to enter employment within the sport or the fitness industries or progress onto the Level 3 Diploma Sport course or Level 3 Extended Diploma Sport course.

Students completing these qualifications may seek employment within the sport sector at a junior level in a range of roles including recreation assistant or sports leader/sports coaches.  The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport provides opportunities for learners to focus on the development of personal, learning and thinking skills, functional skills, and wider skills in a sport context, such as environmental issues and health and safety considerations.

The course is made up of 7 units from the following:

  • Fitness Testing and Training
  • Practical Sport
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Sport
  • Psychology for Sports Performance
  • Work Experience in Sport
  • Planning and Running a Sports Event
  • Sports Injuries

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D or above including English, or Level 1 Diploma plus English.

Future opportunities

Potential career routes in the Sports industry:

  • Children’s play worker
  • Fitness instructor
  • Leisure attendant / Duty Manager
  • Lifeguard
  • Outdoor activities instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • Sports coach
  • Sports players
  • Sports psychologist
  • Sports therapist
  • Teaching
  • Youth worker

Further information

You will be provided with all the basic resources and materials needed for your programme. Some additional fees are required to cover costs of trips and activities required to take place to gain criteria to pass this course.

You will have to pay for the following:
•    Sports department kit
•    Unit visits to sports organisations / stadiums
•    Additional coaching qualifications

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 August 2016
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    • By Road:
      Nescot is located just off the A240 (Reigate Road), close to the junction with the A24 (Ewell Bypass).  The College is just five miles inside the M25 (Junction 9).
      There is a large, free car park for use by students and visitors.

      By Rail:
      Nescot is served by two mainline railway stations.
      Ewell East (Southern Railway)
      Ewell East is a two-minute walk from the College from a public footpath leading off Platform 2.  Trains run every half-hour from London Victoria.
      Ewell West (South West Trains)
      Ewell West, which is 15 minutes walk from the College, is on the main line from London Waterloo.

      By Bus:
      Local Epsom Bus Routes
      166: Epsom, Banstead, Chipstead Valley, Purley and Croydon
      293: Epsom, Ewell, North Cheam and Morden
      318: Epsom, Tattenham Corner, Nork, Banstead and Burgh Heath
      406: Epsom, Ewell, Kingston Road, Tolworth, Surbiton and Kingston
      408: Chipstead Valley, Woodmansterne, Banstead, Drift Bridge, Epsom, Ashtead, Leatherhead, Woodbridge, Stoke D'Abernon, Cobham and Oxshott
      418: Kingston, Surbiton Tolworth, West Ewell and Epsom
      420: Sutton, Banstead, Tadworth, Reigate and Redhill
      460: Epsom, Tadworth, Walton-on-the-Hill, Reigate and Redhill
      467: Epsom, Ewell, West Ewell, Copt Guilders Estate, Chessington and Hook
      470: Epsom, Ewell, Cheam and Colliers Wood
      479: Guildford, Merrow, East Horseley, Effingham, Bookham, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Ashtead and Epsom
      516: Epsom, Woodbridge, Leatherhead, Headley, Box Hill and Dorking
      518: Banstead, Drift Bridge, Tattenham Corner, Epsom and Ashtead (St. Andrews School)
      620: Lower Kingswood, Walton-on-the-Hill, Tadworth, Banstead and Epsom
      622: Great Bookham, Fetcham, Leatherhead, Ashtead and Epsom
      670: Walton-on-the-Hill, Tadworth, Lower Kingswood, Reigate and Dorking Rail Station
      676: Banstead Crossroads, Tadworth, Langley Vale, Epsom, Ashtead and Leatherhead (Therfield School)