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Sport and Activity Leisure YMCA Level 1 Diploma at Waltham Forest College

Course description

This qualification is for students who are very interested in sport, fitness and the leisure industry and wish to develop their knowledge and skills in preparation for working in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry.

Students especially passionate about Football will have the opportunity to take part in our excellent enrichment programme run with Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and potentially represent Waltham Forest College at intercollege football competitions.

Course content

You will study a range of units which cover knowledge and understanding such as:
Functions of the skeletal, muscular and cardio-respiratory systems 
Requirements of a healthy diet
Different exercise and fitness activities and facilities
The workplace: risks and hazards, employee rights and responsibilities
Physical activities for children and the role of the adult
How to support a leader of a sports or active leisure activity
English and Maths

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade G or above including English and Maths.
A passion for sport, health, fitness and leisure
Assessment and interview


You will be assessed via:

Portfolio of evidence
Observed performance
Task-based controlled assessment
Performance in the workplace

Future opportunities

It will enable students to make informed choices about progression onto the right level 2 qualification for them and/or employment in the sector.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Waltham Forest College directly.

Last updated date: 25 July 2017
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    • Train:

      Trains run to Walthamstow Central from Liverpool Street station (a bus can then be taken to the College, see below). Wood Street station is approximately a 10-minute walk from the College.


      The Victoria Line ends at Walthamstow Central, which is approximately a 15-minute walk to the College. Alternatively, you can get a bus, see below.


      From Walthamstow Central:Bus 275 stops outside the College, 212 stops across the road from the College (Shernhall Street). Buses 97, 357, 34 or 215 stop at the 'Bell Corner' (junction of Hoe Street and Forest Road). From here, the College is approximately five-minute walk.

      From Blackhorse Road Tube Station: Bus 123 also stops outside the College on route between Tottenham and Ilford